Mommy D. Pacquiao meets Lucas Matthysse, fans in Kuala Lumpur

ABS-CBN Sports on Jul 10, 2018 11:31 AM
Mommy D meets Matthysse, fans in Kuala Lumpur
(Photo courtesy of Dyan Castillejo on Twitter: @DYANCASTILLEJO)

Manny Pacquiao is undoubtedly one of the biggest names in boxing. 

The eight division boxing world champion has become a household name all around the world, and when he finally does call it a career, his unparalleled achievements will definitely earn him a spot in the Hall of Fame. 

Also a celebrity in her own right, but certainly not as big however, is Manny's mom, Mommy Dionesia. 

Throughout Manny's career, Mommy D has been a fixture in his fights, from being seen wilding out while watching at home, or in the crowd at fight night, praying to the heavens for her son's victory, and more importantly, safety. 

As Manny embarks on his latest journey, a quest for his eleventh world championship in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Mommy D is there as well, along with the Pacquiao family. 

And while Manny's wife Jinkee and the Pacquiao offspring have also received their share of media and fan attention, they haven't quite gotten as much as the one and only Mommy D. 

As you can see, Mommy D has her own fans in KL. 

More importantly though, Mommy Dionesia got to meet the man who's going to try to knock her son out on fight day Sunday, reigning WBA (Regular) Welterweight World Champion Lucas Matthysse. 

And while Matthysse has said that he's fully intent on putting Manny to sleep, Mommy D isn't too worried about that. 

"Naki-kamay siya, 'Ay, Mommy D! Mommy Pacquiao!', sabi niya" Mommy Dionesia shares her encounter with Matthysse. 

"Hindi man ako kinakabahan, kahit kaunti, hindi ako kinakabahan." Mommy D said with confidence. "Ibig sabihin, may sign ito, ang ating boxer [na mananalo]...ipagdasal na lang natin na malinis ang laro niya." 

If we're going with Mommy D's gut-feel, then it looks like Manny's gonna be bringing home a belt come Sunday. 


Catch Fight of Champions: Pacquiao versus Matthysse at 10:00 AM on ABS-CBN channel 2! Replay at 7:00 PM on S+A channel 23.

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