ABS-CBNNews.com reports that Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao has reacted to veteran sports analyst Ronnie Nathanielsz for criticizing his performance against rival Juan Manuel Marquez in the November 12 fight in Las Vegas.
ABS-CBNNews.com pointed out: "Nathanielsz had said in various interviews that he believed Marquez won the trilogy bout, and had called on Pacquiao to ’clean house.’" The sports analyst also said Pacquiao "has too many distractions outside the ring that prevented him from focusing on his boxing career."
In a press conference after his return to General Santos City, Pacquiao fired back when the press asked him about his less-than-stellar performance. He quipped: "’Yung isyu na ’yan ay nagsimula kay Ronnie Nathanielsz. (That issue started with Ronnie Nathanielsz.) We know naman Ronnie Nathanielsz is not a real Filipino, adopted lang siya (We know Ronnie Nathanielsz is not a real Filipino, he’s just adopted."
Pacquiao was referring to the fact that Nathanielsz was born in Sri Lanka and is a naturalized Filipino. Pacquiao added, "Wala siyang dugong Pilipino, hindi natin masisisi siya kung anong paniniwala niya (He has no Filipino blood, so we can’t blame him for thinking that way)."
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