Pacquiao OK After Being Hospitalized For Acid Reflux

By Ryan Maquiñana

Pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao was recently hospitalized due to a recurring bout with acid reflux, according to a report from Abac Cordero of the Philippine Star.

The WBO welterweight champion spent the night in Cardinal Santos Hospital in San Juan, Philippines.  He was released the following morning and immediately resumed his duties in the Philippine government as congressman of the province of Sarangani.

Jinkee Pacquiao, the fighter’s wife, texted GMA News opining that sometimes her husband skips meals, which might be the cause of the heartburn-like symptoms.

This isn’t the first time the “Pac-Man” has dealt with this issue.  ABS-CBN reported that Pacquiao was hospitalized for acid reflux in May of last year.

Pacquiao defends his title against Mexico City’s Juan Manuel Marquez on Nov. 12 in Las Vegas.  The first official press conference for the fight will reportedly take place on Sept. 3 at the Quirino Grandstand in Luneta (Rizal) Park in Manila.

Ryan Maquiñana is the boxing correspondent at Comcast SportsNet Bay Area and a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America.  E-mail him at [email protected], check out his blog at or follow him on Twitter: @RMaq28.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by mandrew on 08-11-2011

Metabolic steroids cause GERD and stomach ulcers by inhibiting Cox 1, a protective enzyme in the gastric mucosa of the stomach. Metabolic steroids are used to treat many inflammatory and autoimmune disorders. They will not enhance an athletes performance. Anabolic…

Comment by richardt on 08-08-2011

Remember- Mayweather was TKO'd by a cell phone.

Comment by Boy Abunda on 08-08-2011

Only a real champion can overcome the effects of acid-reflux. Manny Pacquiao, TKO on acid-reflux! Mayweder, here we come!

Comment by Tjrjr on 08-08-2011

[QUOTE=Check_hooks;10959641]Thank the boxing gods that hes okay. He never did anything wrong to anybody. He is very humble and is trying to end poverty in his country. He has done many great things inside and outside the ring and the…

Comment by Seleção No. 13 on 08-08-2011

He doesn't exactly have the most stable diet.

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