Manny Pacquiao is preparing for a big rematch against Timothy Bradley on Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. However, it might not be just a regular night, as it may just see the birth of the boxer's fifth child.
The 35-year-old boxer was on Jimmy Kimmel Live on April 2, diving into a myriad of things.
Among the more pleasant topics, Pacquiao explained that he and his wife Jinkee have already picked out a name and are expecting the child at the end of April.
However, the delivery date is cutting things a little close. Here it how it all played out:
The part relating to the couple's fifth child begins at about 1:45, when Kimmel asks if the two have decided on a name.
Unfortunately for Kimmel, they went with "Israel" and not "Jimmy," though he may just save that name for Child No. 8.
The host then wonders, "What if your wife goes into labor during your fight?" Pacquiao counters with, "It's possible, yes. But we are expecting last week of this month (April)."
Kimmel asks the next obvious question: "But would you still fight? Would you postpone the fight?" Without even giving a moment of thought, Pacquiao, who is no doubt itching to get over on Bradley, answers, "No."
The crowd laughs at the brief exchange, then host and boxer move on to the widely covered conclusion of Bradley vs. Pacquiao I.
So feel free to fire up the grill and purchase your pay-per-view subscription for the fight, because no baby is going to derail Manny from bringing you the bout.
USA Today's Bob Velin transcribed some of what Pacquiao had to say to reporters recently. It seems that a familiar face around the ring, Jinkee, will be back home preparing for Israel's birth.
Pacquiao had this to say about the pregnancy: "I miss my family; they're not here, but I'm excited for the fight and after I have to go back home for the (birth of my son)."
Any other fighter might be troubled with so much on his mind, but a superstar who already manages a massive entourage, family and political responsibilities back at home will be just fine on Saturday.
If Pacquiao does indeed find out his son is born during the bout, it will just make Saturday night a more magnificent one for Team Pacquiao, regardless of the fight's outcome.
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