MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) - The mother of boxing icon Manny Pacquiao fainted upon hearing of news of his loss to American Timothy Bradley.
Dionesia Pacquiao, known to many as Mommy D, had been at a prayer room all throughout the fight and was seen kissing the image of Jesus Christ.
After she fainted, she was immediately transferred to her room at the second floor of Pacquiao’s mansion in General Santos City.
Pacquiao’s sister Lisa Onding and grandmother Cristina Dapidran, meanwhile, said they don’t want him to take a rematch against Bradley anymore lest he will be cheated of another win.
Family and friends who gathered at the mansion also expressed shock over the news. Many were expecting Pacquiao would win after seeing his many jabs against Bradley. – from a report by Francis Canlas, ABS-CBN News General Santos