Manny Pacquiao's mum goes through range of emotions during his fight

The mother of boxer Manny Pacquiao was seen ringside going through a range of anxious expressions as she watched her son fight yesterday evening (July 15). Dionisia Pacquiao, 69, was seen ringside holding her phone, praying and falling to her knees as her son won his 60th career fight with a seventh-round knockout of Lucas Matthysse. The fight took place in Kuala Lumpur and was the 39-year-old's first win in stoppage since he knocked down Miguel Cotto in 2009. One spectator said: ''It looked like Manny's mum felt every punch. She was very nervous but was relieved when the fight ended and she celebrated.'' Dionisia has been nicknamed Mommy D by Pacquiao's fans. She has said previously that she doesn't like being at her son's matches and she prays for his safety. She also previously claimed to use voodoo and cast spells to help her son, also a politician, every time he steps in the ring.