Written by Staff Writer
13 May, 2015 | 4:08 pm
An injured Manny Pacquiao arrived back in the Philippines to a hero’s welcome on Wednesday (May 13th), the boxer still adamant he did enough to win his welterweight fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr at the start of the month.
The 36-year-old southpaw was wearing a sling on his right arm following shoulder surgery on a torn rotator cuff suffered prior to his unanimous points decision loss to the American in the heavily hyped fight in Las Vegas on May 2nd.
Pacquiao, the first and only eight division world champion and regarded as one of the sport’s great entertainers, was sued in a U.S. court last week by two people who felt defrauded by his failure to disclose the pre-bout injury.
The Filipino noted that his focus was not on boxing for now. His main focus was on his shoulder recovery and to make it 100 percent okay. In addition, he also wanted to focus on his congress work and family.
Pacquiao, whose record slipped to 57-6-2 following the Mayweather defeat, was then taken on a motorcade through Manila, where thousands of fans lined the streets to greet their favorite sporting son.
His fans had taken the defeat against the defensively astute and unbeaten Mayweather (48-0) hard, demanding a rematch and suspecting foul play in the scoring.
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