LAS VEGAS.-After the fight on Saturday night, Manny Pacquiao was transported to University Medical Center in Las Vegas, where he underwent some medical tests to make sure he did not suffer any brain damage after the devastating punch he received from Juan Manuel Marquez which knocked him out.
The spectacular punch came only with two seconds left at the end of the sixth round after Manny chased down Marquez, who then came back at him with a hard right hand punch that knockout Pacquiao cold falling face down first on the canvas.
The 8 time world boxing champion in different divisions is now with his family evaluating the possibility of a fight against Marquez, which on Saturday night Pacquiao was anxious to review the video of the fight to see where he needed to correct his mistakes.
This loss against Marquez is only the first defeat that Pacquiao has had in four fights that these two boxers have had, and according to Michael Koncz who is Manny’s advisor, he stated that after the positive medical results that Pacquiao had, he is looking towards the future more positively and that this fight has not discouraged him at all.
According to publicist Fred Stenburg, after Pacquiao left the hospital he then went back to his suite at the Mandalay Bay hotel to get ready and had dinner with his family and watched the DVD of the fight he had just lost.
Pacquiao for this fight took a purse of 25 million dollars, but has now lost his second consecutive fight, which the first one was against Timothy Bradley.
He also thanked his fans and all of the people who prayed for his health.
“I thank God for all your prayers and I can assure you all that I’m in good health, and now my only objective is to get some rest so I can get ready to fight again,” said Pacquiao.
Pacquiao’s record now is (54-5-2, 38 K.O’s) and Marquez’s record improves to (55-6-1, 40 K.O’s)
Manny along with his wife Jinkee and his whole family wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New year.
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Translation : Omar.Martínez@sandiegored.com