After 8 times world champion boxer Manny Pacquiao’s mom started making wild gestures and what looked like spells she was casting on her son’s opponent Timothy Bradley in the ring, the internet went wild. Here are the top 10 meme of that moment. [All meme credited to the respective posters.]
When Timothy Bradley entered the Boxing Ring at the MGM Grand this Saturday, little did he know that he would be fighting 2 opponents for the World Welterweight Championship – his opponent, Manny Pacquaio, and the Demons that Pacquiao’s mom was trying to “sick” on him from ringside.
In between rounds, HBO’s broadcast crew showed Manny’s mom flipping the bird at Timothy Bradley and wildly waving her cross and pointing her fingers, chanting some kind of voodoo spell over and over again. The video soon went viral, with boxing pages on Instagram making memes of the video complete with music and sound.
We bring you a curated collection of those Manny’s Mom voodoo videos. Which one is your favorite? Let us know in the comments section.
Pacquiao Mom Voodoo Version 1 – Original RAW Video
For their 2nd encounter in the Ring, Manny Pacquiao will be wearing Green gloves, while Tomothy Bradley will be wearing the Red Gloves.
This gives Bradley a slight advantage, because as humans, we can see red more clearly than green. So Bradley may be able to “slightly” see punches coming from Pacquiao faster than Pacquiao can see Bradley’s punches coming.
Coming into their rematch after their controversial first fight last year, Timothy Bradley and his Trainer Joel Diaz have been harping non-stop everywhere about how Manny Pacquiao does not have the “Fire” in him anymore. Both Bradley and his Trainer have even gone as far as to say that Manny has lost his passion and his hunger to knock opponents out.
Meanwhile, Team Pacquiao, for it’s part, has come back saying that all this trash talk is nonsense, and that Pacquiao will knock Timothy Bradley out. The last time Pacquiao went looking for a knockout against Juan Marquez in their 4th encounter, the fight ended badly for him, resulting in what some people hail as the knockout of the Century.
So I think Bradley is setting a trap for Pacquiao, by saying that he’s lost his hunger and passion and the fire in his belly, hoping that Pacquiao will get angry and go looking for the knockout once more, giving Timothy Bradley a chance to knock him out just like how Marquez did.
I think both Manny Pacquiao and his trainer and mentor Freddie Roach realize this very well, and will be relying more on having Manny work his speed and increase the volume of his punches in all the round, and not really go looking for the knockout as Bradley and his team hope he would.