Dionisia Pacquiao, mother of Filipino boxing champ Manny Pacquiao, remains firm in her desire to keep her son out of boxing for good following the latter's knockout loss against Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez yesterday.
In an interview with dzMM, Dionisia, fondly called as Mommy D, told her son: "Magretiro ka na, please naman. Matagal ko na itong hinihingi ko sayo. Tama na."
"Makinig ka naman sa ina. Hindi tayo mabuhay kung walang ina," she added.
The Pacquiao matriarch said she was told by her son over the phone today that they will continue their conversation when the boxing champion arrives in the Philippines later this week.
In a separate interview in Umagang Kay Ganda earlier today, Pacquiao asked his mother not to publicly discuss personal matters, such as his decision to change religion and not bring the rosary in his fight.
- DZMM Teleradyo, December 10 2012