Los Angeles - The eye injury Manny Pacquiao suffered in a
unanimous-decision win over Adrian Broner is a scratched cornea, and the
Filipino ring icon is already on the mend, a spokesperson for Pacquiao's camp said on Monday.
The New York Daily News had reported that some in Pacquiao's
camp feared he had suffered a potentially career-threatening detached retina in
beating Broner to retain the World Boxing Association "regular"
welterweight world title - the lesser of two WBA welterweight belts to that of
unbeaten US "super champion" Keith Thurman.
In fact, the 40-year-old fighter had already shed his eye
patch and was feeling fit enough to attend Monday night's NBA game between the
reigning champion Golden State Warriors and the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Centre.
But the eye injury - possibly caused by loose tape on
Broner's gloves - wasn't the only bad news for Pacquiao in an otherwise
A Los Angeles home owned by Pacquiao was burgled while he
was in Las Vegas, sources said, but it wasn't immediately clear what was taken.
It's not the first time a prominent sportsman has had a home
burglarized in Los Angeles.
Former Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig was the victim
of at least four burglaries in an 18-month period while he was playing in Major
League Baseball games or otherwise fulfilling team duties. Thieves have also
targeted the home of Los Angeles Rams receiver Robert Woods.
Pacquiao, who improved to 61-7 with two drawn and 39
knockouts after his win over Broner, has indicated that he will continue to
fight even though he has obligations as a Philippines senator.
"I will ask my promoters who's next and we will
announce that in proper time," promised Pacquiao, who said he would be
more than willing to climb into the ring again with Floyd Mayweather in a bid
to avenge his 2015 loss to the undefeated American which became the richest
one-day sporting event in history.
"Tell him to come back to the ring and we will
fight," Pacquiao said.