Jinkee Pacquiao is planning to convince her husband, Senator Manny Pacquiao, to finally retire from boxing after losing to Australian fighter Jeff Horn.
The two boxers faced off at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane on Sunday, which saw Horn winning by unanimous decision.
Judges scored the bout 117-111, 115-113, 115-113, all in favor of Horn, giving the Australian boxer the WBO welterweight title – the first world championship of his young professional career.
In an interview with ABS-CBN News after the match, Jinkee acknowledged that her husband is no longer getting any younger.
“Yun lang siguro ang ipapakiusap namin sa kanya. Mas magiging happy ako at si Mommy D and, of course, 'yung mga anak ko,” she said.
According to Jinkee, she got worried when she saw that Pacquiao already had cuts in the face.
“Doon ako kinabahan na baka mahinto yung fight. ‘Di ba usually kapag ganoon, natatalo 'yung boxer. Hinihinto na nila tapos winner na 'yung kalaban,” she said. “Nung na-headbutt na siya, doon ako natakot kasi ayaw kong nakikita siyang duguan.”
Nonetheless, Jinkee thought the Pacquiao-Horn match was a very close fight.
“Malakas din kasi si Horn. Pero si Manny, pinakita pa rin niya ang kanyang lakas at bilis,” she said.