Despite shoulder injury, Pacquiao back to his hometown | Inquirer Sports

Despite shoulder injury, Pacquiao back to his hometown

By: - Reporter / @NCorralesINQ
/ 09:17 AM May 15, 2015
Manny Pacquiao

Filipino boxer and Congressman Manny Pacquiao answers questions from the media during a news conference upon arrival Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport at suburban Pasay city south of Manila, Philippines. AP

People’s champ Manny Pacquiao returned to his hometown on Friday morning, with thousands of people expected to give him a hero’s welcome despite his loss against American Floyd Mayweather Jr.

READ: Pacquiao: ‘Still the people’s champ’

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A radio report said Pacquiao and his family arrived at General Santos City airport around 8:35 a.m. onboard a Philippine Airlines flight.

Media reports said Pacquiao’s mother, Dionisia, welcomed him at the airport together with his supporters and fans to give him a reception fit for a hometown hero.

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The camp of Pacquiao on Thursday said he would cancel his trip to his hometown after his injured shoulder bled during his busy schedule last Wednesday, which saw him participate in a motorcade from Makati to Manila and visits to media companies in Quezon City. IDL

READ: Pacquiao cancels Friday trip to General Santos City

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