WATCH: Jimuel Pacquiao drops opponent in first amateur bout
ABS-CBN Sports on Feb 11, 2019 05:55 PM
JUNIOR PACMAN (Photo courtesy of Dyan Castillejo)
The apple doesn't fall far from the tree, so they say.
While eight-division boxing world champion and current reigning WBA (Regular) Welterweight World Champion Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao may be at the tail end of his long and storied boxing career, it looks like the next generation Pacquiao is getting ready to carry on the legacy.
Manny's eldest son, Emmanuel Jr., or Jimuel is already into the sweet science, and over the weekend, showed off a tiny bit of what he can do inside the squared circle.
Taking on schoolmate Lucas Carson in a two-round sparring session, Jimuel - who showcased the aggression of a young Pacman - dropped his opponent, much to the delight of Team Pacquiao, who was in attendance.
Obviously, Jimuel has a long way to go, but if this is any indication of the kid's potential, then it looks like the boxing world will have another Pacquiao to look forward to.