Eight division world champion Manny Pacquiao believes God tried to warn him as he was training to face Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the richest fight in boxing history in May 2015.

Pacquiao, who claims to have suffered a should injury in the fourth round, lost a twelve round unanimous decision. Despite the injury, he strongly feels that he should have won on the scorecards.

The Filipino star, who is currently touring Australia to promote his July world title defense against Jeff Horn, revealed the story of his pre-fight vision.

During his interviews with News Corp Australia, Pacquiao said that when he experienced his dream - it was one month prior to the Mayweather fight - and he confided in adviser Michael Koncz and publicist Fred Sternburg - and both were present at the interview and confirmed that he told them one month prior to the fight that he had a dream where he would suffer a controversial points loss.

“And I wrote this (in my diary). I’m in training for the Mayweather fight ... in LA. One month before the fight I had a dream. And my dream is the fight with Mayweather, and in that dream I lost the fight," Pacquiao said.

“And early in the morning when I went to jog, I have a pastor, and the LA boys, I tell them the story of my dream; ‘I have a dream and the fight is already finished with Floyd Mayweather, I lost the fight’. I told them.

“But I saw, there is controversy, it’s not clear, there’s a protest. I ask them, ‘Why is that?’ And the pastor said, ‘We just pray, we just pray’. That story, I write it that day in (my diary), that dream. But I told them already.

“After the fight, what I saw in my dream (was) exactly what happened to the fight. Exactly what happened to the fight.”