Whilst residing in Israel on vacation with family, Manny Pacquiao was made aware of worrying claims by Filipino neurologists Rustico Jimenez and Raquel Fortun that he has begun to show early symptoms of parkinsons disease. Parkinsons disease is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system which is commonly known as the brain and spinal cord.The disease has famously been associated with sports athletes but most particulary in boxers.Three time world champion Muhammad Ali is famously a sufferer of the disease after taking physical damage over the years in the squared circle. Pacquiao was quick to respond to these claims made about his health rubbishing them saying "There is nothing to worry about im 100% healthy", Pacquiao added that he feels disrespected by these claims finding them to be unethical, "the statements by the doctors show a total lack of ethics and it was irresponsible for them to say this","this was just a personal opinion and there were no medical tests".A personal or a professionals opinion Manny?.Pacquiao also mentioned he plans to fight in April and September of this year eyeing a 5th showdown with Mexican counter punching rival Juan Manuel Marquez.Marquez knocked Pacquiao out cold in the 6th round in there most recent battle in December with a sickening punch
. Pacquiao had to be made conscious with smelling salts and was sat down for a long period of time.This sparked many to claim it was a career ending punch.It is only natural to wonder if this is Manny Pacquiao who is making these decisions or if others powers are at here.