Nearly a week after famed boxer Manny Pacquiao suffered a match-ending knockout punch in Las Vegas, his wife has stepped forward with her reaction and pleas for him to retire.
If she has it her way, Jinkee Pacquiao‘s husband will hang up his boxing gloves for good.
“It’s the first time I’ve seen him like that, lying on the canvas, and I was scared,” Jinkee, 33, told USA TODAY Sports, saying she began screaming and crying before promoter Bob Arum comforted her. “I know he is still (capable) of fighting, but for me there is nothing to prove. He already has eight (title) belts. He can retire — stop — at anytime. I want him to stop now. But he is the one who has the last say. Boxers risk their lives; (some) end up in wheelchairs. I don’t want that to happen to Manny.” (USA Today)
G-Unit’s 50 Cent recently said he could not comprehend why so many fans would turn their back on Pac in light of the loss.
“Can someone help me understand why people like to see a winner lose? SMSAUDIO.,” he tweeted December 9th.
“Im Just watching people who were pacMan fan post pictures of him sleep laughing.That fight was amazing. SMSaudio”
“So you think,okSMSaudioRT @JamesRainbow2: @50cent creates opportunity for a new winner” (50 Cent’s Twitter)
Back in September, chatter of Manny joining forces with 50 to help promote his matches surfaced.
“We’re talking to each other,” Pacquiao said. “But right now, I’m kind of busy and we (haven’t) finalized anything. We can do good business together.” Pacquiao’s advisor, Michael Koncz confirmed an internet report that for the past month he’s been in discussions with 50 Cent about doing a “couple” of co-promotions together, perhaps even one before the end of the year between Pacquiao’s MP Promotions and the rapper’s, The Money Team, outfit. With Pacquiao winning a court order on Monday as part of his defamation suit against Mayweather to pay his attorney and court fees – the possibility of the Filipino boxer and rapper working together now seems more likely than Mayweather and Pacquiao ever meeting in the ring. (New York Daily News)
Despite an impressive overall record, Manny could not overcome a powerful sixth round punch over the weekend.
After four grueling and razor-close fights between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez, the demand was for, at long last, a definitive outcome in the fourth, and possibly final, fight between these great rivals. Well, it gets no more definitive than that. Marquez, desperate for victory after being down 0-2-1 in the legendary series, flattened Pacquiao with a flush overhand right hand with one second left in the sixth round of their welterweight fight, sending a jolt of human electricity through the sold-out crowd of 16,348 — in a pro-Marquez house — at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. (ESPN)