Pacquiao's wife gives birth to Queen Elizabeth

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Dec 31 2008 10:10 AM | Updated as of Dec 31 2008 06:11 PM

Manny Pacquiao's wife, Jinky, gave birth to a 7.9-pound baby girl, in a hospital in Los Angeles, California, on Tuesday.

ABS-CBN's morning show, "Umagang Kay Ganda," reported that Jinky gave birth at the Los Angeles Metropolitan Hospital at 10:37 p.m. (Manila time).

Pacquiao said it was the first time he helped Jinky push out the baby from her womb. It was also Pacquiao who cut his baby girl's umbilical cord.

"It was my first time [to cut my baby's umbilical cord]. It was also my first time to help my wife give birth," the Philippine boxing idol excitedly told Umagang Kay Ganda.

Pacquiao said he and Jinky plan to name the baby girl Queen Elizabeth.

He said the baby was born healthy at 7 pounds and 9 ounces. "Thank God for giving us a healthy baby," he said.

The Filipino boxing star said he and his family will return to the Philippines on January 10 to plan the baby's christening.

The baby girl topped Pacquiao's best year. He had just won the biggest fight of his career against Golden Boy Oscar dela Hoya.