Speculation about former pound for pound king Manny Pacquiao’s health are in question after a doctor in Pacquiao’s native Phillipines said the boxer could be showing signs of Parkinson’s disease.
According to a report from Forbes’ Dr. Rustico Jimenez, a neurologist and President of Private Hospitals Association of the Philippines, said in a radio interview that Pacquiao’s movements is cause for concern.
“It’s just another view, my personal view – but it seems like there are early signs. There are some movements that you will notice with his hands,” Jimenez said.
It has to be said that Jimenez has never examined Pacquiao in person.
The interview has been picked up by media outlets around the world and has led to widespread speculation about Pacquiao’s future.
According to a report on Digitaljournal.com Pacquiao issued a response statement while vacationing with his family.
"The statements by the doctors show a total lack of ethics and it was irresponsible. This was just personal opinion and there were no medical tests," Pacquiao said in a press release.
January 8, 2013