Despite being totally outclassed by the ‘Money Man’, Manny Pacquiao came out to give an excuse for why he lost. He injured his shoulder in the run up to the fight.
Now it looks like he would have been better off keeping his mouth shut. As the initial report shows, Pacman notified Anti-doping authorities about the injury and the need for a shot to dull it.
However, Nevada Athletic Commission Officials denied the boxer the shot, as they had no documentation proving any injury, and taking the shot would actually make matters worse in the long run.
The lack of documentation refers to Manny’s team ticking ‘No’ on a pre-fight questionnaire, when asked whether the boxer had any shoulder injuries. Those documents are signed under penalty of perjury.
According to NY Daily News, Nevada officials have begun an investigation, which could see whoever signed the form charged with perjury. It could also potentially open the way for a fan class action lawsuit, where they could argue they didn’t get what they were promised.
I don’t know what Pacquiao’s camp thought they would accomplish when they brought that news about the injury out. Perhaps in an attempt to carry out damage control, they’ve brought too much attention to an issue they would much rather have left alone.
We’ll just have to see where this goes from here.