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NSAC Chairman Disputes Arum's Details on Pac's Injury

By Edward Chaykovsky

Francisco Aguilar, chairman of the Nevada State Athletic Commission, disputed some of the statements made at Saturday's post-fight press conference by Top Rank CEO Bob Arum.

Arum claimed the NSAC were fully aware of Manny Pacquiao's right shoulder injury coming into Saturday's main event fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Mayweather won a twelve round unanimous decision and Pacquiao claimed afterwards that his performance was affected due to the injury shoulder.

Arum said Pacquiao injured his shoulder 2 and half weeks ago and was taking anti-inflammatory shots [lidocaine, bupivacaine and celestone], which he says were approved by the United States Anti-Doping Agency [USADA], who were handling the random drug testing protocol.

Pacquiao's team was upset that his request to get an inflammatory shot, 90 minutes prior to the fight, was denied.

Aguilar says the request was denied because nobody had ever advised them of the injury until the night of the fight. They also denied a request by Pacquiao's team to have a personal physician in the corner.

''I made the decision not to allow [the shot] because of the timing of the request and the fact that the fight was going to occur in the next 90 minutes. We were not aware of his injury until tonight at 6:30,'' said Aguilar. ''The medications he was taking were disclosed on his medical questionnaire, but not the actual injury. ... This isn't our first fight. This is our business. There is a process, and when you try to screw with the process, it's not going to work for you.''

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by I Love Jesus! on 05-04-2015

Pac was in vegas a week before the fight so he shouldnt have waited so long to try and get permission for something like that

Comment by I Love Jesus! on 05-04-2015

Reminds me of when don king wanted the knockout overturned in the Tyson douglas fight because the ref counted to slow lol

Comment by umop-ap!sdn on 05-04-2015

[QUOTE=Pacmanjay;15640904]You ignorant fools. I don't know about other races, but Asian men tend to have lots of acne on their backs, I would guess most presumably from sweat. I have them, and lots of other people I've known and people…

Comment by umop-ap!sdn on 05-04-2015

[QUOTE=lacson;15639667]So NSAC knew the meds he was taking. They asked to take it before the fight and it was refused? That is so corrupt. And the reason they said it was refused is because they didn't know what the injury…

Comment by umop-ap!sdn on 05-04-2015

[QUOTE=Pacmanjay;15640904]You ignorant fools. I don't know about other races, but Asian men tend to have lots of acne on their backs, I would guess most presumably from sweat. I have them, and lots of other people I've known and people…

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