By Gabriel F. Cordero
Neurologist Dr Rustico Jimenez, president of the Private Hospitals Association of the Philippines, appearing on ABS-CBN DZMM Radio in the Philippines, called on Filipino ring legend Manny Pacquiao to retire, claiming Pacman may be showing early signs of Parkinson’s disease. “Even though his reflexes are quick, I noticed the movement – it’s just another view, my personal view – but it seems like there are early signs,” stated Jimenez, who has never examined Manny in person. Pacquiao, who is coming off a brutal KO loss to Juan Manuel Marquez in December, is expected to face Marquez again later this year in a huge megafight. Parkinsons is a neurodegenerative disorder that Pacquiao’s trainer Freddie Roach and all time great Muhammad Ali suffer from.