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    Wife Jinkee says perhaps it's time for Pacquiao to call it career - this time for good

    Jul 2, 2017
    "He's not getting any younger," wife Jinkee says of Manny Pacquiao. AP

    BRISBANE, Australia - Jinkee Pacquiao was vocal enough in saying she wants his legendary boxer husband to hang up his gloves for good.

    Jinkee was at ringside at Suncorp Stadium and witnessed young, upcoming Jeff Horn deal Manny Pacquiao a shock unanimous decision loss and steal his world welterweight title.

    Just like in Pacquiao's dramatic sixth-round loss to Mexican rival Juan Manuel Marquez in December of 2012, Mrs. Pacquiao said she will ask his 38-year-old husband to retire from the brutal sport that has otherwise been very good to them.

    "Siguro dapat mag-retire na siya," said Jinkee in an interview with ABS-CBN's Dyan Castillejo.

    "He's not getting any younger."

    [See Kobe Bryant, Lennox Lewis left in disbelief by controversial Horn win over Pacquiao]

    Jinkee and mother in-law Mommy D talked Pacquiao into retirement following the harrowing loss to Marquez, where he was knocked unconscious, face-first on the canvas, during the fourth installment of their celebrated rivalry.

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    But it took four more years before Pacquiao shied away from the ring when he sought a seat in the Senate during the national elections in May of 2016.

    Shortly after, he came out of his brief retirement and fought Jessie Vargas for the World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight title, winning his comeback fight via unanimous decision last year.

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    The loss to Horn however, comes as another sign that it is perhaps time for Pacquiao to retire for good, and Jinkee said she'll take the opportunity to convince her husband to weigh the matter carefully.

    "Siguro yun ang ipapakiusap namin sa kanya para maging masaya kami ni Mommy D," she said in the same interview. "At siyempre yung mga anak na rin namin."

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    "He's not getting any younger," wife Jinkee says of Manny Pacquiao. AP
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