Don King, on Mike Tyson
"Why would anyone expect him to come out smarter?
He went to prison, not to Princeton."
"To me, boxing is like a ballet, except there's no music
and the dancers hit each other."
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Manny Pacquiao: MANNY'S INJURY WAS REAL
Surgery set to end Manny Pacquiao’s hopes of Floyd Mayweather rematch
Manny Pacquiao is set to undergo surgery this week for a torn rotator cuff, with the recovery time expected to put the Filipino out of action for 9-12 months
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Surgery set to end Manny Pacquiao’s hopes
of Floyd Mayweather rematch
• Pacquiao faces up to a year on the sidelines with shoulder problem
• Mayweather expected to have one more fight before retiring
Manny Pacquiao's torn rotator cuff is expected to keep the Filipino sidlelined
forup to a year. Photograph: Jason Merritt/Getty Images
Tuesday 5 May 2015
Manny Pacquiao is set to undergo surgery this week for a torn rotator cuff, with
the recovery time expected to put the Filipino out of action for 9-12 months.
Pacquiao claimed a shoulder injury hampered his bid to hand Floyd Mayweather
a first loss as a professional in the richest fight in boxing history in Las Vegas
Mayweather won a unanimous decision in the four-belt unification bout to
improve his record to 48-0.
Pacquiao’s injury would appear to rule out any chance of a rematch after the
38-year-old Mayweather said he would have one more fight in September before
“We have an MRI scan that confirms he has a rotator cuff tear. He has a
significant tear,” orthopedic surgeon Neal ElAttrache told ESPN.com.
Pacquiao, known for his aggressive and all-out attacking style, was clearly not
the his typical offensive-minded self in Las Vegas. After the fight, the Top Rank
promoter Bob Arum said Pacquiao suffered a shoulder injury in training about
two-and-a-half weeks earlier and that it hampered him in the fight.
Top Rank and Pacquiao confirmed the account of the injury in a statement on
Monday, saying that the 36-year-old and his doctors had concluded that with rest,
treatments and monitoring, he would be ready for the fight.
However, they said the Nevada Commission stopped the treatment a few hours
before the fight, telling them it was unaware of the shoulder injury.
Robert Lewis and Jennifer Hodson
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