Jinkee Pacquiao would like Manny to finally retire, for good
ABS-CBN Sports on Jul 02, 2017 04:10 PM
"Siguro mag-retire na siya. He's not getting any younger," - Jinkee Pacquiao (Photo courtesy of Dyan Castillejo, ABS-CBN)
At 38 years old, Manny Pacquiao just fought in his 68th professional boxing match.
And while he may still be at the top tier of the sport, it was clear Sunday afternoon that this isn't the Manny Pacquiao of old.
This isn't the Manny Pacquiao that destroyed the likes of Oscar Dela Hoya, Miguel Cotto, and Antonio Margarito.
While still a force inside the ring, against the much younger Jeff Horn, Pacquiao was just a little less explosive and appeared to have burned himself out after almost putting the Aussie away in the ninth round.
As a result, Horn hung around and eventually, albiet controversially, earned the unanimous decision win over Pacquiao.
While this question has popped up everytime after Pacquiao's last five or so fights, it again begs to be asked: What's next for Manny Pacquiao?
If you ask social media, many are saying that he should finally call it a career, and for good this time, given his responsibilites as a senator in the Philippines.
This is a sentiment shared by Pacquiao's wife, Jinkee, who says that she'll try to talk to Manny about finally hanging the gloves up.
"Siguro mag-retire na siya, kasi yung nga, he's not getting any younger," Jinkee told ABS-CBN's Dyan Castillejo post fight.
"Yun na lang ang pakiusap namin, para maging happy ako at tsaka si Mommy [Dionesia]"