Manny Pacquiao lays face down on the mat after being knocked out in the sixth round by Juan Manuel Marquez during their welterweight bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on December 8, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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For the first time ever we saw Manny Pacquiao get knocked out cold, face plant and everything, thanks to a devastating overhand right from Juan Manuel Marquez in the sixth round of Saturday night's fight.
Now, if you were to ask this longtime fan of the sweet science, I could say this happened because Pacquiao is preoccupied with being a congressman and a singer, or that he's lost a step, or that Marquez simply has his number after four epic encounters.
What I can't say, however, is that God came down from Heaven and guided Marquez's fist to land flush on Pacquiao's face. Let's leave that explanation to Pacquiao's mother.
"That's what he gets for changing his religion ..." Pacquiao's mother, Mommy Dionisia, said via Inquirer Global Nation. "Since the 'Protestant' pastors came into his life, he has not focused on his boxing."
Inquirer Global Nation went on to report that Pacquiao's mother "does not approve of Pacquiao leaving the Catholic Church. She wants him to quit and become a Catholic again."
In related news, Floyd Mayweather says he will only fight Pacquiao contingent on Pacquiao taking a blood test, accepting a 55-45 split and continuing to disobey his mother.
Thanks to Deadspin for alerting us to Pacquiao's mother's absurd comments.