It was billed as the “Fight of the Century”, but Mayweather v. Pacquiao fell well short of expectations. After the fight, Manny Pacquiao revealed that he was still recovering from a rotator cuff injury he sustained during his training regimen prior to the fight. Naturally, the injury limited what Pacquaio was able to do in the ring.
Many people may see a rotator cuff injury as a common injury among boxers, but physicians warn people that rotator cuff injuries are likely to happen while doing everyday tasks like lifting heavy materials or repetitive shoulder movements. In fact, the risk of sustaining a rotator cuff injury increases as you age, due to weakening muscle groups in the shoulder.