HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 20: Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines poses during a media workout at the Wild Card Boxing Club on April 20, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
According to a news release from Reuters, Manny Pacquiao was involved in a minor car accident today, hours before his WBO welterweight title defense against "Sugar" Shane Mosley, set to take place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada:
LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Manny Pacquiao was involved in a minor vehicle accident on Saturday but his management team said he was not injured and set for his WBO welterweight title defense against Shane Mosley later in the day.
"Manny is ready to go," the Filipino southpaw's trainer Freddie Roach told reporters at the MGM Grand where the scheduled 12-round bout will held on Saturday evening.
According to his management team, Pacquiao was returning from church when the sport utility vehicle he was in was hit from behind at low speed by one of his security vehicles.
A Pacquiao team spokesman said the 10-times world champion was "a little shaken up" but not injured.
Pacquiao's accident was only minor compared to that of Strikeforce prospect Shane Del Rosario, who suffered physical injuries in a car accident on April 14th that has caused him to withdraw from a bout with Daniel Cormier. Fortunately for fight fans, Pacquiao is still ready to go tonight.