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Abel Sanchez: Injury excuse tarnishes Manny's image

Gennady Golovkin's trainer says Manny's post-fight injury excuse only served to tarnished his image as well as Mayweather's effort.

Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

Many people in boxing circles are continuing to question the shoulder injury that Manny Pacquiao blamed for his loss to Floyd Mayweather. In this interview, Abel Sanchez gave his thoughts on what he saw during the May-Pac fight. In particular, he says that he saw Mayweather in vintage form as he was able to do the same thing he's done with all of his past opponents 47 opponents. He also takes a little heat off Freddie Roach's game plan by saying that Manny continued to get caught with Floyd's check hook over and over, and the onus was on Manny to be able to make an adjustment.

Finally, Sanchez talked a bit about his thoughts on Manny's injury and stated that no fighter ever enters the ring at 100-percent health and that he doesn't believe Manny's shoulder was as bad as he made it seem after losing. He also thinks it was unfortunate for Manny to even bring it up in the post-fight interviews because it only served to tarnish Mayweather's effort in the ring as well as Manny's own reputation.

Is Abel Sanchez right here? Do any of you view Manny in a different light after this fight?

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