by Nick Giongco
LAS VEGAS – Jinkee Pacquiao, radiant in a floral off-shoulder dress, was hesitant to make a prediction going into her husband Manny’s make-or-break fight against Keith Thurman on Saturday night at the MGM Grand.
Asked if she has a forecast, Jinkee, who was joined by four kids and twin sister Janet on the floor area during Friday’s official weighin, looked cool, calm and collected.
“Manny’s relaxed so I am also relaxed,” said Jinkee before leaving the venue where 24 hours later will be set into flames by Pacquiao and Thurman’s furious fists.
While Jinkee was non-committal, her two sons, Jimuel and Michael, were a bit bold.
“It’ll be a knockout in middle rounds,” said Jimuel, who is also taking up boxing.
“For me, it’s going to be a KO in the later rounds,” answered Michael.
Also in attendance was Pacquiao’s colorful mother Mommy Dionisia, who posed for pictures with her fist clenched as well as the fighter’s two daughters – Queenie and Princess.