This could seriously affect the rest of Manny Pacquiao’s boxing career. Especially with his new found way of living, this could be the type of thing that makes him shut it down. According to doctors in his native Philippines, Pacquiao is showing signs of serious health problems for the future. Read more after the jump.
Dr. Rustico Jimenez, who is the president of the private hospital association of the Philippines said he is noticing early signs of Parkinson’s disease. “Even though his reflexes are quick, I noticed the movement, it’s just another view, my personal view, but it seems like there are early signs. There are some movements that you will notice with his hands. It’s in the hands, and not the head, where you can easily see this. It twitches a little bit. Although I haven’t seen it up close, I think I am seeing that there are some signs” Dr Jimenez said.
Another Doctor, Dr. Raquel Fortun, said Manny went through extensive brain testing after he was knocked out by Marquez, and she is convinced everything is not ok with his head. She was quoted as saying ““When the brain gets shook like that, it’s very dangerous, since it’s not truly fixed to your skull, when your brain gets shaken, there are connections that get cut off, and you get small hemorrhages.” Part of her reasoning was also the fact it took Pacquiao quite a while to remember where he was after he got knocked out last month. So many boxers hang on too long to their careers and pay for it later in life. I guess we can only see how this will turn out.