Manny Pacquiao was hospitalized week before fight with heart issue
Manny Pacquiao was hospitalized a week before his fight with Lucas Matthysse with a heart issue, according to a report.
PhilBoxing.com’s Aquiles Z. Zonio reported on Thursday that Pac-Man was quietly taken to the hospital on July 8, a week before his fight against Matthysse. Pacquiao underwent testing, including an angiogram that revealed an inborn hearth ailment.
Doctors did not want Pacquiao to fight Matthysse after the condition was discovered, so the Filipino boxer and politician signed a waiver before his fight. He left for his trip to Kuala Lumpur on July 9, a day after his testing.
According to Zonio, only a few members of Pacquiao went with him to the hospital for the testing. They all kept it quiet and didn’t even tell Pac-Man’s family so as not to worry them.
Despite the scare and hospitalization, Pacquiao was not slowed in the ring. He beat Matthysse by technical knockout, marking his first knockout win since 2009.