Manny Pacquiao is expected to make a full recovery after undergoing surgery on his right shoulder, the Filipino’s publicist confirmed Tuesday.
Pacquiao had the operation in San Francisco following his defeat to Floyd Mayweather in the megabucks “Fight of the Century” on Saturday.
Surgeon Dr. Neal El Attrache said he could not be “more pleased with the results.”
The 36-year-old Filipino suffered the injury during training for his bout against Mayweather.
Even if the prognosis for Pacquiao’s recovery is optimistic, the injury could yet prove costly for the boxer.
The former eight-division world champion is being sued amid accusations he lied about the injury in the build-up to the fight with Mayweather, claims the Pacquiao camp denies.
The Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) denied Pacquiao a pain-killing injection in the build-up to the fight and is considering disciplinary action against him.
NAC is reportedly considering disciplinary action against Pacquiao for not disclosing the injury in a form ahead of the fight.
Given the huge interest in last weekend’s meeting, the undefeated Mayweather is reportedly open to a rematch with Pacquiao in a year’s time.