Mommy D steals spotlight from son Manny

Posted at 04/13/14 2:46 PM

MANILA – Aside from Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley Jr., the Filipino boxer’s mother, Dionesia was also in the spotlight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday.

During the last few seconds of the sixth round, the cameras zoomed in on Mommy Dionesia, as she is fondly called, as she cheered for her son at the ringside.

She appeared holding a rosary but commentators and netizens speculated that she may have been putting some curse on Bradley.

The hashtag “Mommy D” then immediately took Twitter by storm as it landed in one of the top trending topics worldwide.

Most Twitter users captured Dionesia’s “moment,” with the major American newspaper USA Today even declaring Mommy Dionesia as “the star of the night.”

Below are some comments from the netizens: