MANILA, Philippines – Dionesia Pacquiao, mother of Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao, was unable to accept her son’s shocking loss to undefeated American Timothy Bradley Jr.
On Sunday morning, Dionesia went to church with her family and her prayer warriors.
After the mass, she offered prayers at the adoration chapel then went straight to Pacquiao’s mansion, as her son slugged it out with Timothy Bradley in the ring in Las Vegas.
Dionesia collapsed when it was revealed that Pacquiao lost to Bradley, despite seemingly dominating the bout.
When she recovered, Dionesia laughed at the judges’ decision, and said she believes Pacquiao was cheated.
In Pacquiao’s previous fights, Dionesia has been heard saying she wants her son to retire from boxing. But following the controversial loss, Dionesia now wants a rematch.
Pacquiao’s grandmother, Cristina Dapidran, and sister Lisa were also disappointed with the decision, but unlike Dionesia, they want the Pacman to step away from the sport.
Despite the stunning upset, a hero’s welcome is still waiting for Pacquiao when he returns home to General Santos and Sarangani. Headstart, ANC, June 11, 2012.