JINKEE, DIONISIA AND OTHER WOMEN BEHIND MANNY PACQUIAO'S SUCCESS IN BOXING & LIFE

A Manny Pacquiao fight is never complete without two very important women in his life being mentioned. However, for the 2nd rematch with Timothy Bradley on Saturday, April 12, Pacquiao's wife Jinkee and mum Dionesia showed more than just the traditional support by personally watching his fight but saying or doing things that could chart the course of his boxing career post-Bradley. This time, Jinkee, who is also the vice governor of Saranggani Province, was not physically present because she is pregnant with their fifth child and due to give birth anytime in April. Nevertheless, she viewed the fight from their mansion in General Santos City. She shared that throughout the closely fought 12 rounds held at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, her tummy kept on hardening due to stress. Jinkee was the picture of a happy wife when the unanimous decision favouring her husband was announced. Moments before the decision was made known, the TV cameras showed Manny being provided medical attention because of a wound on his left eyebrow caused by Bradley. Reports said that Pacquiao's wound was 2.5 by 1 centimetre and required 32 stitches, 15 under and 17 outside the cut. The eight-division titleholder, who regained his WBO Welterweight belt from the Desert Storm, acknowledged that his opponent improved a lot compared to their bout in June 2012 whose result was doubted by boxing fans. READ MORE...

ALSO: Celebs hail Manny’s win on Twitter

Celebrities immediately took to social media to laud the victory of Manny Pacquiao against Timothy Bradley at the MGM Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday (Sunday afternoon, April 13 in Philippine time). Pacquiao scored a 12-round unanimous decision against Bradley, reclaiming the World Boxing Organization welterweight world title he lost from the American boxer in 2012. “Congrats Manny” immediately became the top trending topic on Twitter Philippines after Pacquaio's win. The keywords “Mommy D”, “Round 12” and “Unamimous Decision” as well as the hashtag #PambansangKamao became top trending topics on the social networking site as well. “And Pacman has done it again!!! Mabuhay ka!!!” tweets Broadway star Lea Salonga. “Great night for The Philippines,” tweeted British television host Piers Morgan. MORE....


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Jinkee, Dionesia and the Other Women Behind Manny Pacquiao’s Success in Boxing & Life


Mother of Manny Pacquiao Dionesia Dapidran-Pacquiao holds up his gloves after the WBO World Welterweight Title bout against Timothy Bradley at MGM Grand Garden Arena. Pacquiao won via unanimous decision. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

MANILA, APRIL 14, 2014 (iBTIMES.COM) A Manny Pacquiao fight is never complete without two very important women in his life being mentioned. However, for the 2nd rematch with Timothy Bradley on Saturday, April 12, Pacquiao's wife Jinkee and mum Dionesia showed more than just the traditional support by personally watching his fight but saying or doing things that could chart the course of his boxing career post-Bradley.

This time, Jinkee, who is also the vice governor of Saranggani Province, was not physically present because she is pregnant with their fifth child and due to give birth anytime in April.

Nevertheless, she viewed the fight from their mansion in General Santos City. She shared that throughout the closely fought 12 rounds held at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, her tummy kept on hardening due to stress.

Jinkee was the picture of a happy wife when the unanimous decision favouring her husband was announced. Moments before the decision was made known, the TV cameras showed Manny being provided medical attention because of a wound on his left eyebrow caused by Bradley.

Reports said that Pacquiao's wound was 2.5 by 1 centimetre and required 32 stitches, 15 under and 17 outside the cut. The eight-division titleholder, who regained his WBO Welterweight belt from the Desert Storm, acknowledged that his opponent improved a lot compared to their bout in June 2012 whose result was doubted by boxing fans.

Pacquiao said he attempted to finish off Bradley with a knockout, but that didn't happen, although he also admitted "I enjoyed the fight because my opponent didn't run away and chose to fight toe-to-toe."

However, apparently because of his injury, Jinkee challenged Manny to retire from boxing even if he had won his fight against Bradley. She pointed out that at 35 years old, he isn't getting any younger. "It also difficult, he is getting older. His victory today is good enough today, he has nothing else left to prove," Jinkee told ABS-CBN in Pilipino.

However, Pacquiao has stated that his boxing journey will continue and he has a few more years left. Because of this, boxing fans are now speculating if one of his last fights before Pacquiao retires is to have a bout with Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Meanwhile, Dionesa, Manny's very visible mum, was the one who flew to Las Vegas to watch his bout. In the past, she used to spend the whole day praying with her friends for her famous son's victory, while everyone else in the Philippines was watching him battle it out in the ring.

TV cameras spotted the irrepressible woman reading a pamphlet and, clutching a rosary and pointing her finger at the ring, prompting Fox Sport to speculate that Dionesia was casting a spell on Bradley.

The video made her a Twitter hit, although in the Philippines she is a star in her own right as an occasional actress, recording artist and commercial endorser ever since Manny became world champion several times over.

Celebs hail Manny’s win on Twitter By Chuck Smith (philstar.com) | Updated April 13, 2014 - 4:09pm 10 149 googleplus0 0


Manny Pacquiao, of the Philippines, along with his corner and trainer, Freddie Roach, left, celebrate his unanimous decision victory over Timothy Bradley just after their WBO World Welterweight championship boxing match, Saturday, April 12, 2014, at The MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Eric Jamison)

MANILA, Philippines – Celebrities immediately took to social media to laud the victory of Manny Pacquiao against Timothy Bradley at the MGM Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday (Sunday afternoon, April 13 in Philippine time).

Pacquiao scored a 12-round unanimous decision against Bradley, reclaiming the World Boxing Organization welterweight world title he lost from the American boxer in 2012.

“Congrats Manny” immediately became the top trending topic on Twitter Philippines after Pacquaio's win. The keywords “Mommy D”, “Round 12” and “Unamimous Decision” as well as the hashtag #PambansangKamao became top trending topics on the social networking site as well.

“And Pacman has done it again!!! Mabuhay ka!!!” tweets Broadway star Lea Salonga.

“Great night for The Philippines,” tweeted British television host Piers Morgan.

“I think Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather should fight each other as the last fight for both of them,” retired boxer Lennox Lewis said on his Twitter account.

A number of netizens even joked about Mommy Dionisia, the mother of Manny, who was in Las Vegas to watch the fight.

Some also poked fun of Manny's tax problems last year.


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