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Manny Pacquiao Given Parkinson's Warning

Glax0r's Photo Glax0r 04 Jan 2013

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Pacquiao given Parkinson's warning
ESPN
January 4, 2013

The possibility of retirement for Manny Pacquiao was raised on Thursday after neurologist Dr Rustico Jimenez speculated as to whether the Filipino was showing the first signs of Parkinson's.

According to reports Jimenez, president of the Private Hospitals Association of the Philippines, said he was concerned about the health of the fighter, who suffered a brutal knockout at the hands of Juan Manuel Marquez at the end of 2012.

Parkinson's disease is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system, which affects Pacquiao's world renowned coach Freddie Roach. Dr Jimenez is concerned he can see the first signs now creeping into the physiology of the 34-year-old welterweight.

"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," Jimenez told radio dzMM.

"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."

Jimenez later clarified that he had never treated Pacquiao, so his opinion was only a view from afar. Nevertheless, he still offered his best advice, which is to give up boxing for the good of his long-term health.

Pacquiao is yet to clarify what the future holds, after he suffered back-to-back defeats for the first time in his illustrious career. It is speculated he may return for a make-or-break fight in September 2013, but no official word has come from the Pacquiao camp.
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TonyClifton's Photo TonyClifton 04 Jan 2013

this is stupid, some doctor who has never met Manny  and is making his judgement after seeing on T.V.
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DePonce's Photo DePonce 04 Jan 2013

 TonyClifton, on 04 January 2013 - 01:05 PM, said:

this is stupid, some doctor who has never met Manny  and is making his judgement after seeing on T.V.

Yeah he's just trying to get some publicity or trying to get Pac as a patient.
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Spike's Photo Spike 05 Jan 2013

garbage
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napoleon336's Photo napoleon336 05 Jan 2013

Doc getting headlines.  Mission accomplished for him.
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Stinky Nuts's Photo Stinky Nuts 09 Jan 2013

I think the doctor is right.  He should hang his gloves up and enjoy the rest of his life.
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Antonious's Photo Antonious 09 Jan 2013

Manny has a lawsuit brewing.
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G.D.'s Photo G.D. 09 Jan 2013

Any doctor can recommend any fighter give up boxing for the sake of his health- and be absolutely correct.

Diagnosing Parkinsons from afar seems like a bad idea, full stop.
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