“PacMan” son ready to follow father`s footsteps

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posted July 10, 2019 at 04:00 pm

Manila Standard Digital

https://manilastandard.net/sports/pacquiao-mania/299598/-pacman-son-ready-to-follow-father-s-footsteps.html

By Ponciano “John” Melo Jr.
As the legendary career of the Filipino champion, Manny “PacMan” Pacquiao is slowly coming to an end. Many boxing experts are still hoping for the next batch of young Pinoy boxers to take the mantle as the next “big thing” inside the four-sided ring.

Pacquiao siblings with US correspondent Ponciano “John” Melo Jr. Photo by Precilyn Silvestre Melo
There is no need Pacquiao proved himself as one of the greatest fighters to ever step into a ring and the once dubbed as the “Pound for Pound King” is already on the last stage of his career as he is already in his 40 and having other calling as a senator in the Philippines that retirement is always been the question that bugged PacMan for the past years.
While PacMan is focused on his training for his upcoming fight against the undefeated American pugilist Keith “OneTime” Thurman, many fans saw a familiar face joining Pacquiao in the shape of his own son, Jimuel.
Many people did not know the first-born of Manny and Jinkee Pacquiao took a liking in the combat sport and started his career as an amateur boxer in the Philippines.
Jimuel already scored three victories under his belt as his blossoming amateur boxing career continues to prosper.
Few months ago, a viral video showcased the skills of the younger Pacquiao as he sparred with another neophyte in a jampacked boxing gym full of spectators.