LOS ANGELES – The Pacquiao family is now all accounted for to support Manny Pacquiao in the biggest battle of his life.
The heads of the celebrated boxing clan from General Santos City arrived in this bustling city on Friday night, reuniting them with their son two weeks before facing unbeaten Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a fight likely to go down as the richest ever in boxing history.
Dionisia Pacquiao, the popular mother of the boxing champion simply known as Mommy D, led an 18-man group that arrived from Manila to join the rest of the Pacquiao family who had already been here as early as three weeks ago.
Rosalio Pacquiao, father of the eight-division world title holder, was also with the contingent, which curiously also include the 40-year-old boyfriend of Mommy Dionisia, Michael Yamson.
Rosalio and Dionisia had long been estranged, although the two had been publicly seen together in several of Pacquiao’s past fights.
The arrival of Pacquiao’s parents assured the 36-year-old Filipino boxing great of the full support of his family as wife Jinkee and his five kids, including baby Israel, have already been here as early as last month.
The Pacquiao’s siblings led by former boxer Bobby, have also flew in from the Philippines.