Jinkee, kids want Manny to hang up gloves
John Paul Jubelag (The Philippine Star) - April 15, 2014 - 12:00am

GENERAL SANTOS CITY , Philippines   â€“ After his victory last Sunday over American Timothy Bradley, Filipino boxing idol and Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao has nothing else to prove and should retire, his wife Jinkee said yesterday.

“I think Manny has nothing more to prove,” Jinkee said. “He is the best fighter of his time. He’s already 35 years old and he’s not getting younger.”

The Sarangani vice governor said she “really felt nervous while watching him exchange punches with Bradley.”

 Jinkee is seven months pregnant with their fifth child.

Pacquiao’s two sons Jemuel, 13, and Michael, 12, told reporters they would also appeal to their father to retire from boxing after defeating Bradley.

“If I were to decide, it’s better that my dad retire from boxing,” said Jemuel, who faced the media after his father’s victory.

“I felt nervous while watching the fight. That is why we will be appealing to him to retire from boxing,” Michael said.

But they said they would continue to support their father if he decides against retirement.

Meanwhile, local officials in Sarangani and General Santos City are preparing a hero’s welcome for the fighting congressman.

Sarangani Gov. Steve Solon said the province was jubilant over Pacquiao’s victory against the previously undefeated Bradley.

“Manny is a true specimen of greatness. Humble and wise, through courage and honor he has again conquered,” Solon said.

City Mayor Ronnel Rivera, Pacquiao’s political ally, said the Philippines has once again gained prominence following Pacquiao’s victory.

“The entire Filipino nation must be happy after Manny showed to the world who is the better fighter,” Rivera said.

AMERICAN TIMOTHY BRADLEY BRADLEY CITY MAYOR RONNEL RIVERA IF I JEMUEL JINKEE MANNY PACQUIAO PACQUIAO SARANGANI AND GENERAL SANTOS CITY SARANGANI GOV
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