Pacquiao KO'd; Mom Blames Pastors

Juan Manuel Marquez Marquez finally scored a victory over Pacquiao via sixth round KO, Saturday in their fourth fight, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas with a punch that will be remembered as one of the best ever thrown and landed. Pacquiao was piling on rounds until that one moment in the sixth round. Pacquiao was up three rounds to two going into the sixth round. A short right to the chin during a close-quarters exchange toward the end of the sixth round felled Pacquiao. He was out cold for two minutes.

His mother Dionisia blamed his son's religious choice. "That’s what he gets for changing his religion,” Dionisia Pacquiao said in an interview in General Santos City. She said Pacquaio had been losing sleep because of night Bible studies with “Protestant pastors.” Pacquiao left the Catholic Church last year and went with a Bible-based movement whose members called themselves Christians. They are not Protestants, but Mommy Dionisia refers to them as Protestants and she is furious every time they come to her son’s mansion in General Santos City and crowd around him.“Since the Protestant pastors came into his life, he has not focused on his boxing,” Mommy D said. “They always pray, with Manny losing sleep.”

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