Rumor Alert: Could Boxer Manny Pacquiao Have Parkinson’s?

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The end may really be coming for Pac Man! The word in the sports game is that he may became a victim of Parkinson’s disease. Check out the report on ESPN.

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.

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