Manila, Philippines – Manny Pacquiao is in a quandary as to the date of his next fight.
Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum has penciled the date April 12, 2014 and Pacquiao approved it until somebody very dear to him asked him not to proceed.
You see, Pacquiao’s wife Jinkee is due to give birth to their fifth child “in the second week of April,” according to the Filipino fighter, who is now looking at the possibility that his return to the ring be moved to a later date.
Told that Floyd Mayweather is scheduled to fight on May 3 in Las Vegas, Pacquiao grinned and said “that would be a perfect date.”
Mayweather is shopping for an opponent and British Amir Khan and Argentine Marcos Maidana are said to be the frontrunners to land a lucrative payday although Pacquiao’s name continues to be mentioned.
Mayweather had said a couple of weeks ago that Pacquiao is a possibility. (Nick Giongco)