The controversial decision that took Manny Pacquiao’s welterweight crown has sparked outrage in the Philippines, so much so that the fallen superstar’s own mother has come out demanding a rematch.
“I wanted him to retire before, but now I want to see this rematch happen,” Dionisia Pacquiao told GMA television. “I want to let all of Manny’s fans know there will be a rematch, and he will get back his belt.”
Pacquiao’s success in the ring has propelled him to cult status in his native land. The former champion has forged successful careers in music, film and politics all while becoming one of the most prominent boxers on earth.