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 round six
December 8, 2012