Philippines, 26 Sep 2016
  Home >> News


 
Search Boxer:
First Name
Last Name


BOXERS                         

CURRENT CHAMPIONS 

FORMER CHAMPIONS   

RATINGS                       

FIGHT SCHEDULES        

FIGHT RESULTS            

NEWS                            

HOUSE NEWS                

FORUM                          

FIGHT GALLERIES        

TRAINERS                     

MANAGERS                    

PROMOTERS                  

BOXING GYMS               

RING CARD GIRLS        


 



Dong Secuya
Web Editor

Rene Bonsubre, Jr.
Contributing Editor

Homer D. Sayson
NBA Section Editor




Ronnie Nathanielsz

Rich Mazon

Eddie Alinea

Epifanio M. Almeda

Anthony Andales

Jason Aniel

Hesiquio Balderas

Sid Bañez

Brett Bonetti

Marlon Bernardino

Winchell Campos

Socrates Celestial

T. Chin-Te

Carlos Costa

Christopher Cruz

Rob Cruz

Jonathan Davis

Dr. Ed de la Vega

Lito delos Reyes

Gianluca (Rio) Di Caro

Edwin G. Espejo

Dennis U. Eroa

Ron Galarpe

Joaquin Henson

Oliver Iglesias

Dionis Jacobe

Ted Lerner

Salven Lagumbay

Reylan Loberternos

Mike Angel Lopez

Salvador Lopez

Joan Secuya-Medida

Ryan Medida

Rico Navarro

Rod Mijares

Manny Pacquiao

Gerry Peñalosa

Greg R. Penilla, M.D.

Gov. Manny Piñol

Dr. Allan Recto

Hermie Rivera

Emmanuel T. Rivera

Virgi T. Romano

Nicholai R. Roska

Maloney L. Samaco

Sev Sarmenta

Reynaldo Seno

Myron Sta. Ana

Atty. Danrex Joseph V. Tapdasan

Recah Trinidad

Reni M. Valenzuela

Mark F. Villanueva




 
News  


PACQUIAO CONTEMPLATES LEGAL ACTION AGAINST NEUROLOGIST ON PARKINSON’S DISEASE CLAIM


PhilBoxing.com




Eight division world champion Manny Pacquiao is contemplating legal action against the neurologist who claimed that the fighter had shown early signs of Parkinson’s disease.

Pacquiao’s adviser Michael Koncz responded to a query from the Manila Standard after neurologist and president of the Private Hospitals Association of the Philippines Dr. Rustico Jimenez claimed that he had noticed Pacquiao’s hand twitching and stuttering from watching him on television.

Dr. Jimenez conceded he could be wrong in his observations since he had not personally examined Pacquiao but went on to urge the national sports hero to follow the pleas of many others including his wife Jinkee and his mother Dionisia to hang up his gloves following his crushing sixth round knockout by Juan Manuel Marquez last December 8.

Koncz said “what is the name of this alleged well known doctor as we are contemplating a civil suit for merit-less and unfounded accusations.”

He said “tell me how can one make such allegations based on mere speculation as I am not aware that this alleged doctor ever examined Manny yet he makes such a diagnosis” adding “it's amazing what people will do to get media coverage. Anyway I am done responding to this ludicrous diagnosis and we shall quietly enjoy our remaining time in Israel.”

However, a longtime friend and sometime confidant of Pacquiao, promoter and boxing manager Rex “Wakee” Salud said the doctor “is entitled to his opinion because after all he is a neurologist who knows, even as others are also entitled to their opinion.” However, Salud maintained he personally “didn’t notice any signs of twitching or stammering.”

Salud, just like Dr. Jimenez, supported an earlier suggestion by Top Rank promoter Bob Arum in an interview with the Standard after the crushing 6th round knockout by Marquez that Pacquiao should have a thorough brain evaluation at the world famous Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Brain Center in Las Vegas.

Salud also said he supported the position that Pacquiao should retire because “he has achieved everything and nobody can equal what he has done.” He emphasized that “the people want him to retire are those who really care for him.”

Dr. Jimenez urged Pacquiao to undergo a battery of tests in the US just to make sure. He said there are several neurological centers in the US where he could undergo tests such as PET Scans and the like. The neurologist noted there are chemical tests that could be undertaken which are “very complicated and not available here” in the Philippines.

Both the Nevada State Athletic Commission and Filipino doctors have cleared Pacquiao following tests conducted after the Marquez fight but because of head traumas suffered over 17 years of boxing against such big and strong fighters as Miguel Cotto, Oscar De La Hoya, Antonio Margarito and his three fights against Erik “El Terrible” Morales and two fights with Marco Antonio Barrera.

Dr. Jimenez stressed “we don’t want him wheelchair bound. Parkinson’s is a progressive disease, once it hits it will continue and we don’t want that to happen to our source of national pride.”

His unsolicited advise from a doctor’s viewpoint is “it would be best if he retires because the more blows to the head he gets, the bigger the chance of getting the disease.”


Click here to view a list of other articles written by Ronnie Nathanielsz.


Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • BUBOY: "MANNY IS 80% READY"
    By Eddie Alinea, Mon, 26 Sep 2016
  • 4 JAPANESE BOXERS VS. PINOYS ON SEPT. 30
    By Lito delos Reyes, Mon, 26 Sep 2016
  • HOW WOULD DEWEY COOPER TRAIN HILLARY CLINTON AND DONALD TRUMP?
    By , Mon, 26 Sep 2016
  • NIETES SCORES MASTERFUL SHUTOUT WIN OVER EDGAR SOSA IN FLYWEIGHT DEBUT
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Sun, 25 Sep 2016
  • NIETES TOTALLY DOMINATES SOSA AND STARTS INVADING THE FLYWEIGHT RANKS SUCCESSFULLY
    By Maloney L. Samaco, Sun, 25 Sep 2016
  • MARK ‘MAGNIFICO’ MAGSAYO WINS BY A TWELVE ROUND UNANIMOUS DECISION AGAINST LATE SUBSTITUTE RAMIRO ROBLES
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Sun, 25 Sep 2016
  • KING ARTHUR VILLANUEVA ERASES THE MEMORY OF A CONTROVERSIAL WIN AGAINST JUAN JIMENEZ WITH A DEVASTATING KNOCKOUT IN TWO ROUNDS
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Sun, 25 Sep 2016
  • NIETES SHUTS OUT SOSA IN A BOXING CLINIC, CAPTURES WBO INTL FLYWEIGHT TITLE
    By Dong Secuya, Sun, 25 Sep 2016
  • MAGSAYO DROPS ROBLES TWICE EN ROUTE TO A WIDE DECISION WIN
    By Dong Secuya, Sun, 25 Sep 2016
  • VILLANUEVA STOPS JIMENEZ WITH A DEVASTATING KO IN 2ND ROUND
    By Dong Secuya, Sun, 25 Sep 2016
  • JORGE LINARES BRINGS HOME THE WBC DIAMOND, WBA, RING MAGAZINE AND LINEAL LIGHTWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP UNIFICATION IN LEGENDARY CLASH AGAINST ANTHONY CROLLA
    By , Sun, 25 Sep 2016
  • New challenge for Nietes
    By Joaquin Henson, Sun, 25 Sep 2016
  • PHILIPPINES VS. MEXICO: NIETES HAS DEFEATED 14 MEXICANS
    By Maloney L. Samaco, Sun, 25 Sep 2016
  • Arizona Boxing News & Notes With Don Smith: Boxing Benefit, Knockout Night at the D & More
    By Don Smith, Sun, 25 Sep 2016
  • WBA LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPION ANTHONY CROLLA READY TO THROW MUTUAL RESPECT OUT OF THE WINDOW WHEN HE STEPS INTO THE RING AGAINST JORGE LINARES
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Sat, 24 Sep 2016
  • GEMINO KOS UNDEFEATED CLARY IN 1ST ROUND
    By Lito delos Reyes, Sat, 24 Sep 2016
  • UNBEATEN TOP RANK FIGHTER TOKA KHAN CLARY SUFFERS A DISASTROUS 1ST ROUND KO AT THE HANDS OF JHON ‘THE DISASTER’ GEMINO
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Sat, 24 Sep 2016
  • DONNIE NIETES, ALA GYM'S GEM OF A FIGHTER
    By Maloney L. Samaco, Sat, 24 Sep 2016
  • 'THE DISASTER' GEMINO SCORES BIG UPSET OVER PREVIOUSLY UNBEATEN TOKA KAHN CLAREY
    By , Sat, 24 Sep 2016
  • DONNIE NIETES BUOYED BY FILIPINO FANS, READY TO MAKE AN IMPRESSIVE DEBUT AS FLYWEIGHT
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Sat, 24 Sep 2016
  • Magdaleno says it won’t go past eight
    By Joaquin Henson, Sat, 24 Sep 2016
  • ELORDES FIGHT AT CAFÉ LUPE ANTIPOLO TONIGHT (Sat. Sept. 24)
    By , Sat, 24 Sep 2016
  • De La Vega: When Sportsmanship Rules Supreme
    By Ed de la Vega, DDS, Sat, 24 Sep 2016
  • WEIGHTS FROM CALIFORNIA: NIETES – 112 LBS., SOSA – 111.5 LBS.; JIMENEZ 1 LB OVERWEIGHT
    By Dong Secuya, Sat, 24 Sep 2016


  •  




     
    PhilBoxing.com has been created to support every aspiring
    Filipino boxer and the Philippine boxing scene in general.
    Please send comments to feedback@philboxing.com


    PRIVATE POLICY | LEGAL DISCLAIMER
    developed and maintained by dong secuya
    © 2016 philboxing.com.