Manny Pacquiao the 36-year-old boxer that lost to Maywether on Saturday ticked ‘no’ on a pre-fight questionnaire which asked whether he had an injury and now could face jail time of up to 4 years.
Manny lost Saturday’s clash in Vegas by unanimous decision, but complained of a shoulder problem in the aftermath of the defeat.
In a pre-fight questionnaire, one of the questions read: “Have you had any injury to your shoulders, elbows, or hands that needed evaluation or examination? If yes, explain…” Pacquiao ticked ‘no’.
The only things Pacquiao disclosed in the questionnaire were the medicines which he had taken in the last month.
Accoridng to the document, by signing, both Pacquiao and his adviser Michael Koncz “hereby swear under penalty of perjury, that the above information is true and correct to the best of my knowledge”.
“Disclosure is a big thing for us, and honesty,” Cisco Aguilar, the Nevada Athletic Commissioner chairman told the Daily News on Monday.
“The commission at some point will have to discuss (Pacquiao’s medical questionnaire). I’ve got to run through the process with the (Nevada) Attorney General (Adam Laxalt). But they do sign that document under the penalty of perjury.
“We will gather all the facts and follow the circumstances,” he continued. “At some point we will have some discussion. As a licensee of the commission you want to make sure fighters are giving you up-to-date information.
“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.“