Manny Pacquiao got knocked out on a devastating punch by Juan Manuel Márquez in the sixth round. Like many people, Filipinos were in utter shock to see their idol faceplant in the ring. Pacquiao's mom, however, provided a rational, well thought-out reason as to why her son lost his welterweight bout.
From Ted Laguatan of Inquirer Global Nation:
Some, like his mother Mommy Dionisia, blamed his loss to his change of religion.
In an interview in General Santos, Pacquiao's hometown, Mommy D said, "That's what he gets for changing his religion….Since the ‘Protestant' pastors came into his life, he has not focus on his boxing."
She does not approve of Pacquiao leaving the Catholic Church. She wants him to quit and become a Catholic again.
Pastors. Not his physical health, age, training or anything like that. Pastors really did Pacquiao in.