Manny Pacquiao could reportedly face disciplinary action for not disclosing his shoulder injury to the Nevada boxing commission before his fight with Floyd Mayweather.
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The Nevada state attorney general’s office is understood to be set to investigate why the Filipino ticked ‘no’ a day before the fight on a questionnaire which asked if he had a shoulder injury.
Pacquiao could now face either a fine or suspension for not answering the question truthfully, as he revealed after his fight with Mayweather on Saturday night that he had been limited due to the injury as he felt the pain come back in the fourth round after pinning his rival against the ropes and getting off a series of punches.
In addition, trainer Freddie Roach revealed that they had considered postponing the fight, but after giving the injury a few days to rest and heal, they believed that Pacquiao was able to go ahead with the bout.
“We will gather all the facts and follow the circumstances,” said Nevada Athletic Commission chairman Francisco Aguilar, according to Sky Sports.
“You want to make sure fighters are giving you up-to-date information.”
It is reported that the 36-year-old will undergo surgery later this week to repair a “significant tear” in his rotator cuff in his shoulder, while USADA have also become involved in the situation as they were notified of the injury as Pacquiao’s team needed to check if he able to take the necessary shots for pain relief and anti-flammatory treatment.
Pac-Man requested to have a shot just hours before the fight which was rejected, but his team remain adamant that they are not trying to make excuses and insist that their fighter gave it his best but ultimately came up short against Mayweather in the biggest fight in boxing history, which unfortunately failed to live up to expectations.