MANILA, Philippines – Filipino boxing champ Manny Pacquiao's mother Dionisia said that she was very upset over the results of her son Manny’s fight with Floyd Mayweather on Saturday, May 2 (Sunday Manila time).
In an interview with GMA 7’s Unang Balita, Mommy D, as she is often called, said she saw for herself how her son hit Mayweather during the fight.
“S’yempre sa nakita ko kagabi, eh hindi mabuti etong labanan. Pinakita sa buong bansa ang galaw ng anak ko. Ako nga mismo nakakita na pagsuntok ng anak ko, lumipad si Mayweather. Malakas si Manny pero hindi lang niya napabagsak iyon,” she said.
(Of course I saw it last night. It was not a good fight. My son showed the whole country his moves. I saw for myself how my son punched, Mayweather flew. Manny is strong but he was not able to knock him down.)
Mommy Dionisia also said she was very upset how Mayweather played during the fight.
“Nagalit ako kasi marumi siya (Mayweather)...Hindi makasuntok si Manny, yakapin niya. Nasaktan naman, nakita ko si Mayweather...Sa likod nakita ko yung kamay ni Mayweather na [likod] ng anak ko. Sabi ko, ‘referee referee!’ eh wala hindi ka na pinakikingan,” she said.
(I got angry because he (Mayweather) plays dirty... If Manny does not hit him, he will hug him. he got hurt, I saw Mayweather...I saw his hands on my son's back. I said ‘referee, reefree!.’ But no one would listen.)
Mommy Dionisia said that it came to a point she called on her son to knock Mayweather down otherwise she would go to the ring herself to do it.
“Kagabi pagsigaw ko, ‘bagsakin mo na! Ako ang aakyat diyan.’ Ako ang aakyat sabi ko.”
(Last night, I shouted ‘knock him down! I will go up there.’ I will go up there, I said.)
Although Manny has yet to decide on his next plans, Mommy Dionisia said if she had it her way, she would like Manny to retire.
“Kung ako na mag-desisyon, stop na. Gusto ko na mag-stop na,” she said.
(If I had it my way, I want him to stop. I really want him to stop.)
As for her message to the Filpinos around the world, Mommy Dionisia said: "Walang problema kahit talo sa ring ang anak ko, panalo siya sa puso. Hindi katulad ni Floyd Mayweather, walang puso.”
(No problem, even if my son did not win in the ring, he's a winner in our hearts. Unlike Floyd Mayweather, who has no heart.)
On Sunday, May 3, Manny attended a worship service. He said he has yet to decide on his next plans. –Rappler.com