It isn't the most pleasing news for fans and well-wishers of Manny Pacquiao. However, the Filipino boxer reportedly had to visit an ophthalmologist, an eye injury specialist, on Tuesday as he continues his recovery from his 12-round decision loss to Yordenis Ugas. The veteran boxer was not able to fend off the challengers from his Cuban opponent, who used his physical advantages and his jab to outclass Pacquiao on Saturday in a fight in Las Vegas.
Although the 42-year-old had attended the post-event press conference, he was seen wearing the wounds of war during his address to the media. The fighter had a visibly swollen face, was bruised and had to have five stitches in a cut by the side of his eye. An English-language newspaper in the Philippines, The Inquirer, reported that Pacquiao's lawyer Tom Falgui has conveyed that medical experts are having a close look at Pacquiao's conditions.
Recently Jinkee, the fighter's wife, shared a video on her social media platform in which she could be seen spoon-feeding the boxer a meal. However, the injury seems to be so severe that he was barely able to open his eyes.
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Pacquiao happens to be one of the most decorated boxers ever to play the sport. While he has fought as a flyweight in Manila to reach the super welterweight division in America, overall he has participated 72 times as a pro. In an extraordinary record, the 108-pounder had won the welterweight 147-pound championship five times in a category that he should ideally have not been allowed to compete in.
As of now, there is no clarity regarding his future in the sport, on whether he will continue to play or enter full-time politics as a senator in the Philippines with aspirations to one day become president.