Boxing: Pacquiao returns to a hero's welcome, not thinking of next bout for now

Boxing icon Manny Pacquiao (2nd right) of the Philippines waves to his supporters during a welcome parade in Manila on May 13, 2015. -- PHOTO: AFP
Boxing icon Manny Pacquiao (2nd right) of the Philippines waves to his supporters during a welcome parade in Manila on May 13, 2015. -- PHOTO: AFP

MANILA (Reuters) - An injured Manny Pacquiao arrived back in the Philippines to a hero's welcome on Wednesday, with the boxer still adamant he did enough to win his welterweight megabout against Floyd Mayweather.

The 36-year-old southpaw was wearing a sling on his right arm following shoulder surgery on a torn rotator cuff suffered prior to his unanimous points decision loss to the American on May 2.

The Filipino told reporters at Manila Airport his focus was not on boxing for now.

"I haven't discussed with anyone about my next fight. My focus right now is my shoulder recovery and to make it 100 per cent okay, and my focus is on my congress work," he said.

Pacquiao was then taken on a motorcade through Manila, where thousands of fans lined the streets to greet their favourite sporting son.

His fans had taken the defeat against Mayweather hard, demanding a rematch and suspecting foul play in the scoring.