Manny Pacquiao Is Suspended From Boxing For 120 Days To Undergo Brain Testing
Anyone who knows the sport of boxing can realize how devastating a big knockout, such as the one Pacquiao sustained from Marquez, can be to a fighter. It is very difficult to recover from such a blow and a hit like that may have caused some serious damage.
The Nevada State Athletic Commission has suspended Pacquiao for 120 days and ordered him to avoid all contact related to boxing for the first 90 days of that suspension. He also needs to undergo brain testing to find out if he sustained any significant brain damage during his fight with Marquez.
“I have to take him to the Cleveland Clinic in Las Vegas, the brain center, which is a brain specialist,” promoter Bob Arum said earlier this week. “We’re going to do an extensive brain examination before we commit him to a fight.”
Pacquiao won’t fight again until at least September 2013, but who knows if we will ever see him in ring again.
Austin Arrieta | Elite.