Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao reclaimed his WBO welterweight title against Timothy “the Desert Storm” Bradley but it was his mom, Dionisia Pacquiao, that took the internet by storm.
During the fight, HBO has provided much attention to one person watching the game live at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Saturday- the PacMom.
HBO’s broadcast caught Dionisia’s, also known as Mommy D, expressive manner of praying while pointing finger at Bradley during the fight. It was later on touted by spectators as “voodoo hex”, “death fingers” and “spell-casting” against Bradley.
The video has gone viral and Mommy D claimed the 8th spot on the World’s trending topics on Twitter on April 13. Netizens, who were obviously entertained by the ringside antics of Mommy D, reacted on Twitter.
If we have a swarm of locusts tomorrow, it might be Manny’s mom’s fault. She’s conjuring something over there. #PacBradley
— Robert Flores (@RoFloESPN) April 13, 2014
Y’all what was manny mom doin?? I’m spooked…
— Mark Ingram (@MarkIngram22) April 13, 2014
Manny’s mom made my brain melt out of my ears and now it’s on the floor and I can’t see and ohjdkdzkSkkakwmwmwis
— Pablo S. Torre (@PabloTorre) April 13, 2014
And all our hairs are giving the pacman a standing O! THANK YOU MANNY! And ok, thanks for the hex, Mommy D!
— Riki Flores (@rikiflo) April 13, 2014
I guess everybody was like ‘Mommy D looks like putting a hex or spell on Bradley!’ — Greg Go Qui (@gregquilaneta) April 13, 2014
After the game and Pacquiao was declared the winner, Dionisia hugged Bradley inside the ring. Many believed that it was her way of removing the hex from him.
— gifdsports (@gifdsports) April 13, 2014
Mommy D took the hex off Bradley after the fight! LoL!!! Yeeeey!!! Manny!!! 😀
— Cristi Chavez (@monsters888) April 13, 2014
Whether Mommy D spelled a cast or not on Bradley, Pacquiao undoubtedly showed that he is still one of the world’s best fighters and will go down as one of the all-time greats.