Feng shui expert warns Pacman: Don't fight in April

Posted at 02/08/2013 10:05 PM | Updated as of 02/08/2013 10:05 PM

MANILA – Even the seers don’t agree with Manny Pacquiao’s supposed comeback this April.

Feng shui expert Andy Tan said Pacquiao, who was born in the Year of the Horse, would be better off postponing his ring return until the latter part of 2013 Year of the Snake.

“Horse’s [luck] is not good in the first part of the year,” Tan said in an interview on ANC’s On the Money. “Best example is the ‘Pambansang Kamao.’”

“Last year, unfortunately he lost twice. This year [his luck] is dwindling, as they said sa Tagalog 'wala na 'yung sipa ng kabayo' this year.”

Pacquiao, who was flattened by Juan Manuel Marquez with a sixth round knockout last December, is still trying to find a suitable venue to make his comeback in April.

The fighting congressman apparently wants a tune-up fight before he chases Marquez for another rematch in September.

But boxing promoter Bob Arum wants the Filipino boxer to hold his plans for April, saying there’s no available location for his fight.

Even his trainer, Freddie Roach, believes it would be better for Pacquiao to rest until September given the way he was knocked out by Marquez.

Tan agrees with Roach that fighting in April might be harmful to Pacquiao.

The feng shui expert said it would be better for Pacquiao to push his fight back until November because his luck will improve in the latter part of 2013.

“If he goes out to fight in April, I'm sorry, we might not have good news,” said Tan. “But if he pushes it to November, he might win.”

Tan also advised the fighting congressman to take care of his finances in the Year of the Snake.

“[Those in the] Year of the Horse should hang on, don't spend, don't overindulge.”

Pacquiao is running for re-election as congressman of Sarangani province this May.

He is also backing the candidacy of his wife, Jinkee, who will be vying for a vice-gubernatorial post in the province.