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04/13/2014 04:42 pm ET | Updated Apr 13, 2014

Manny Pacquiao's Mom Put A Hex On The Internet But Probably Not Timothy Bradley (GIF/VIDEO)

Manny Pacquiao is one of the greatest pound-for-pound fighters of his generation but he may not even be the fiercest member of the family. Mamma Pacquiao emerged as the unlikely star of her son's latest title fight for her spirited behavior in the crowd.

While her son was in the ring with Timothy Bradley on Saturday night in Las Vegas, Dionesia Dapidran-Pacquiao stole the spotlight when she was shown speaking and gesturing toward the ring during the pay-per-view broadcast.

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While Manny's mother may have simply been praying for her son's success and safety, her passionate pointing and chanting generated both fascination and confusion on social media.

Right or wrong, a consensus soon emerged on Twitter that she was possibly casting some sort of magical spell on Bradley.

With or without any supernatural support from his mother, Manny defeated Bradley in a unanimous decision to avenge his controversial 2012 defeat. After the fight, Manny and his mother seemed to be on good terms with Bradley.

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