Kibitzers blame Pacquiao’s loss on his decision "to forsake rosary, sign of the cross "

To some, boxing is almost a religion, while others see religion in boxing. Professional boxer and Sarangani Representative Manny Pacquiao’s knockout loss to Juan Manuel Marquez was blamed on his change in faiths, Cebu Daily News reports.

To some, boxing is almost a religion, while others see religion in boxing. Professional boxer and Sarangani Representative Manny Pacquiao’s knockout loss to Juan Manuel Marquez was blamed on his change in faiths, Cebu Daily News reports.

 

The report quotes Armando Largo, who works at a Cebu restaurant that showed the fight on pay-per-view, as saying "Pacquiao lost because he switched to another religion and no longer made the sign of the cross before a fight." Edwin Pino, whom CDN identified as a member of Task Force Motorsiklo in Lapu-Lapu City had this to say: "This is the result of Pacquiao's decision to forsake the rosary."

 

"Monsignor Roberto Alesna, a parish priest of the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral, refused to comment on insinuations that Pacquiao's change of faith had caused his defeat. But Alesna confirmed that the number of people attending the 11 a.m. Mass yesterday was down compared to usual Sundays," the report also said.

 

Pacquiao, who was literally the most stunned by the KO loss, had this to say in an interview on TV Patrol: "Nakita naman nila ang performance ko, aggressive. Maganda ang performance ko. Lucky punch talaga."

 

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