Manny Pacquiao’s Wife Wants Him To Retire From Boxing Immediately
It seems Manny Pacquiao has a lot to think about. Following the devastating knockout he suffered at the hands of Juan Manuel Marquez last Saturday (December 8) in Las Vegas, the Filipino boxer's family doesn't want him in the ring any longer.
Manny's wife, Jinkee Pacquiao, told USA Today that she was very distraught over her husband being knocked out so viciously, and wants him to retire... IMMEDIATELY.
"It's the first time I've seen him like that, lying on the canvas, and I was scared," she said.
Jinkee says she began screaming and crying, and was comforted by promoter Bob Arum.
If you missed Manny's fight on Saturday, he was sent to the canvas, face-first, by one, short right counter-punch from Marquez in the sixth round... and laid there for nearly two minutes before waking up. He's since been given a CT scan, the results of which were negative.
Still, for his family watching, it was hard, and they don't want to see it again. Pacquiao (54-5-2, 38 KOs) doesn't have nothing left to prove in the sport. He's a former eight-division champion, and has fought for 17 years, breaking records along the way.
"I know he is still (capable) of fighting, but for me, there is nothing to prove," Jinkee told USA Today. "He already has eight (title) belts. He can retire -- stop -- at any time. I want him to stop now. But he is the one who has the last say."
Pacquiao inked a contract extension with promoter Top Rank in October that will keep him with the company through the end of 2014.
Obviously, he can still retire, if he wishes.