Pacquiao Says He Fought With An Injured Shoulder

Lillian Boyd
After much hype surrounding the Mayweather v. Pacquiao match, Manny Pacquiao speaks out about why he lost to Floyd Mayweather.

After the anticlimactic Floyd Mayweather v. Manny Pacquiao match, the judges announced a unanimous decision that Mayweather was the victor.

“I thought I won. . .” Pacquiao said.

In a press conference following the fight, Pacquiao said be believed he fought a good fight considering his shoulder injury.

"It's part of the game," Pacquiao said. "I don't want to make alibis or complain or anything ... [but] it's hard to fight one-handed."

Pacquiao, trainer Freddie Roach and promoter Bob Arum were vague on the details of the injury but ESPN reports they considered postponing the bout a few weeks ago. Arum claimed it was the “same injury Kobe Bryant had.”

. . .Is that the official diagnosis? Kobe Bryant tore his rotator cuff earlier this year, but it was not clear whether that was the injury Arum was referring to.

"I thought he fought a courageous fight under all the circumstances, and I'm very proud of what he accomplished tonight," Arum said.

Pacquiao was denied an anti-inflammatory shot in the locker room before the fight. A chairman of the Nevada Athletic Commission blamed Pacquiao for not informing them of the injury sooner. 

For the fans who were disappointed that Mayweather won, here is a vine to fixate on for your mourning process.