|Manny Pacquiao releases statement - Medical Center update and more|
By Media Report on Doghouse Boxing (Dec 9, 2012) Photo © German Villasenor, Doghouse Boxing
NEV. (December 9, 2012) – Following his knockout loss to Juan Manuel Márquez, Fighter of the Decade MANNY ”Pacman” PACQUIAO made a
precautionary visit to University Medical Center.
“Manny was given a CT scan and the results were
negative,” said Michael Koncz,
Pacquiao’s advisor. “We were in an
out in just over an hour and Manny was in excellent spirits.”
Pacquiao returned to his penthouse suite in THEhotel
for a family dinner followed by a viewing of his fourth fight against
Marquez. As the DVD played,
Pacquiao announced “Spoiler alert. I don’t think you are going to like how this ends!”
Pacquiao then issued the following statement to his
“First and foremost I would like to thank God for
keeping Juan Manuel Márquez and
me safe during our fight on Saturday night,” said Pacquiao. “I want to congratulate Juan
Manuel. I have no excuses. It was a
good fight and he deserved the victory. I think boxing fans who watched us were winners too.
“To all my fans, I would like to thank you for your
prayers and assure you that I am fine. I am looking forward to a nice rest and then I will be back to fight.
“On behalf of Jinkee and our family we would like to
wish everyone a joyous Christmas and a happy and healthy new year.”
In a consensus Fight of the Year, Pacquiao (54-5-2,
38 KOs), of the Philippines, ahead on all three scorecards 47-46, was knocked
out by Márquez (55-6-1, 40
KOs), of México, via a
spectacular right hand, with one second remaining in round No. 6. It took place at the soldout MGM Grand
Garden Arena, in front of 16,348 fans. Their four-fight rivalry now stands at 2-1-1 in favor of Pacquiao.
4 was promoted by Top Rank®, in association with MP Promotions, Zanfer
Promotions, Márquez Boxing, Tecate, Wonderful Pistachios, Cinemax ‘Banshee,’
Smart Communications, Universal Pictures ‘Django Unchained’ and MGM Grand Hotel
Pacquiao vs. Márquez 4 telecast was produced and distributed live by HBO
Pay-Per-View® and available to more than 92 million pay-per-view homes. HBO
Pay-Per-View, a division of Home Box Office, Inc., is the leading supplier of
event programming to the pay-per-view industry. Follow HBO Boxing news at www.hbo.com and at www.facebook.com/hboboxing.
Use the hashtag #PacMarquez to join the conversation on Twitter. For Pacquiao
vs. Márquez updates, log on to www.toprank.com or www.hbo.com.
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