Report: Manny Pacquiao Suffered Eye Injury During Adrien Broner Fight

Manny Pacquiao may have retained his WBA "Regular" welterweight title against Adrien Broner, but the eight-division champion may potentially be out for some time due to injury.

According to Wallace Matthews of the NY Daily News, Pacquiao suffered an eye injury and the severity of it could be serious. Matthews reported that a member of Pacquiao’s camp who requested anonymity stayed up all night after his fight against Broner playing chess, but complained of pain and vision loss in his left eye the morning after the title bout.

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The 40-year-old Pacquiao is reportedly scheduled to fly home to the Philippines this week to be examined by an eye specialist. One account from the Pacquiao camp feared that the injury might be a detached retina, although another member of his camp reportedly said the injury was relatively minor and simply a corneal as a result of the tape on one of Broner’s gloves.

Pacquiao successfully retained his title with a unanimous decision victory over Broner. Afterwards, Pacquiao said he wanted a rematch with Floyd Mayweather, but Mayweather did not respond to Pacquiao's challenge.

The fight headlined a boxing card from Las Vegas, which included two more title fights. In the co-main event, Marcus Browne defeated Badou Jack to win the interim WBA light heavyweight title and Nordine Oubaali won the WBC bantamweight title with a decision over Rau'Shee Warren on the undercard. Fightful's Carlos Toro did a post-show podcast reviewing the entire event which can be seen in the video above.

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