Following his knockout loss to Juan Manuel Márquez at the MGM Grand
in Las Vegas last Saturday night, Manny Pacquiao made a precautionary
visit to the 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 the hotel 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 fans:
“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.”
Pacquiao (54-5-2, 38 KOs), of the Philippines, was ahead on all three
scorecards 47-46, before being knocked out by Márquez (55-6-1, 40 KOs),
of México, via a spectacular right hand, with one second remaining in
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