Pacquiao Admits Injury, But Says it's Not an Excuse for Loss Against Mayweather

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Manny Pacquiao admitted that he fought Floyd Mayweather with an injury after he hurt his right shoulder in training, reports GMA News Online, headquartered in Manila.

In his post-fight press conference, Pacquiao said he wasn't able to do things he needed to do because of his injury.

He had his best moments in the fight in the fourth round, when he tagged Mayweather with a left straight that staggered the unbeaten American champion.

When asked why he wasn't able to follow through, he answered: "It was because my shoulder hurt."

Pacquiao, however, added that he didn't want to complain and that "it was part of the game."

"I did my best, but I guess my best wasn't good enough," said Pacquiao. "I don't want to make any alibis or excuses but it was a good fight. I will have to review the tapes." 

Mayweather, for his part, had little sympathy. "I had injuries also going into this fight," the victor said.

"But I will always find a way to win," Mayweather said.

-- with Reuters and Agence France-Presse/JST, GMA News

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