MANILA, Philippines – It’s time to stop.
Dionisia Pacquiao wants her son Sarangani Rep and boxer Manny Pacquiao to walk away from the ring for good after his heart-wrenching loss to long-time foe Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez on Sunday, December 9.
Radio dzMM reported that Mommy D, as she is fondly called, cried after Pacquiao fell down hard in the 6th round of his welterweight bout with Marquez at MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas.
“Tama na. Kung ako magdedesisyon, gusto ko nang magpahinga siya,” she said in an interview with the ABS-CBN News Channel. (That’s enough. If it were up to me, I’d make him stop.)
Mommy D said that her son should just focus on his work as a congressman. “He’s a politician. He should just focus on serving as one,” she said.
Pacquiao’s sister also asked the Filipino boxing champ to retire from the sport that made him a legend.
On Sunday, a bloodied Marquez knocked out Pacquiao with a right hand with one second left in the 6th round to win his first victory over the Filipino star.
There was no title on the line but plenty of pride as 4-division champ Marquez had claimed he won all previous fights against Pacquiao. Two of the previous fights were scored in favor of Pacquiao, and one ended in a draw. – Rappler.com