Still reeling from the heartbreaking loss to Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas, Manny Pacquiao arrives in Manila tomorrow morning from Los Angeles uncertain of what to do next.
“Boxing is the farthest in our minds right now,” said Pacquiao’s adviser Mike Koncz, who will join Pacquiao in the 14 hour and 30 minute journey on board flag-carrier Philippine Airlines.
“We haven’t discussed it (comeback) and our main concern is for the injury to heal,” said Koncz.
Pacquiao aggravated a right shoulder injury during the 12-round unanimous decision defeat to Mayweather after suffering an injury during a sparring session in early-April.
Doctors immediately performed surgery on the torn rotator cuff in Los Angeles and early prognosis say the 36-year-old Pacquiao will be out for the rest of the year although he could make a surprise return by late-November or early-December.
Top Rank chief Bob Arum said Pacquiao will undergo rehabilitation in the Philippines and his doctor, the eminent Neal ElAttrache, will likely make a trip to the country to “check on his progress.”
Pacquiao remains under contract with Top Rank until the end of 2016 and Arum is unsure if he can wiggle a fight for him towards the end of the year in Macau or someplace else.
But Koncz is not even thinking about a return to the ring for his boss at this point in time.
“Who knows? Manny might not even fight again,” he said.