Manny Pacquiao faced Timothy Bradley Jr. in their rematch on April 12 in Las Vegas knowing that at any time his wife, Jinkee, could give birth in the Philippines to the son they have been expecting.
Pacquiao won the fight, regained his welterweight title and returned home to the Philippines with plenty of time to spare. Jinkee gave birth Sunday to a baby boy, Israel, at 3:30 p.m. Philippines time, according to Fred Sternburg, Pacquiao’s longtime publicist.
Israel weighed in at 8 pounds, 2 ounces. No truth to the rumor that he has already been ranked by the WBC in the diaperweight division.
Pacquiao is a huge basketball fan and now he can field his own starting five as Israel is his fifth child. He and Jinkee have three boys, Emmanuel Jr., Michael and Israel, and two girls, Princess and Queen Elizabeth.