Earlier in May, Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao clashed in the boxing ring in what was expected to be the fight of the decade. What fans received, however, was a chess match that saw Mayweather come out on top after ducking and dodging most of Pac-Man’s punches.
Days after the bout was over, Pacquiao announced he had a shoulder injury that hindered his performance during the fight. Mayweather issued a rematch, called Pacquiao a coward after hearing about the injury and withdrew the offer.
In a recent interview with Inquirer, Pacquiao broke his silence as he talked for one of the first times since his fight. “I’m not a sore loser. I just wanna tell the truth so the people will know,” Pacquiao stated.
Pacquiao went on to talk about how he “fought in an uneven playing field where my opponent was in control of everything, inside and outside the ring.”
When asked about Mayweather’s style of fighting, Pac-Man said, “He’s an astute fighter who doesn’t have the so-called sense of fair play.”
Pacquiao is on the road to recovery, however it’s not clear what the future holds in store for him. “Right now, my focus is to fully recover from my right shoulder injury and on my job as a lawmaker.”
“I respect the decision of the judges and I accept my defeat.”
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