The Pacquiao shoulder injury after his fight with Floyd Mayweather in 2015 still sticks out as a sore thorn for many boxing fans today. Almost three years on.
It was the biggest fight in history as an event but a fight that ultimately,didn’t live up to the hype.
Perhaps it never could in truth.
The hype going into it was on a scale never seen before in boxing.
Following a twelve round easy points win for Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao cited a shoulder injury in his post-fight press conference as a reason he was unable to perform.
This particularly got on the nerves of boxing fans whom seemed taken back by the fact he went into the bout with an injury in the first place.
His promoter Bob Arum was pushed on this in an open Q and A session on Reddit by one fight fan – who asked:
Do you feel Manny was being truthful about his shoulder injury and the healing properties of salt water?
To which he replied: