Manny Pacquiao insisted that he is in good health amidst pronouncements by medical experts over the media that he is currently in terrible shape as a result of his loss to Mexican champion Juan Manuel Marquez last December.
Pacquiao even criticized both Dr. Rustico Jimenez, president of the Private Hospitals Association of the Philippines and forensic expert Dr. Raquel Fortun for issuing ‘irresponsible and unethical statements.’
In an interview over a radio station, Jimenez said he observed Pacquiao during TV interviews showing early signs of Parkinson’s disease. Jimenez admitted though that he has not met with Pacquiao to personally check his condition.
For her part, Fortun advised Pacquiao to retire in order to prevent further head injury.
Meanwhile, World Boxing Council (WBC) president Don Jose Sulaiman said he’s praying for Pacquiao to be free of health problems after being knockout by Marquez.
Sulaiman said that the world of boxing owes so much to Pacquiao and the boxing body has named him the best boxer of the decade.