MANILA, PHILIPPINES — Manny Pacquiao hung up his gloves less than a year ago, and another Pacquiao entered the ring.
It was Jimuel’s turn this time, as the Filipino boxing legend’s eldest son demonstrated that he, too, possesses the skills after competing in his first amateur fight on American soil.
On Sunday (Manila time), the 21-year-old won a decision over Mexican-American Andres Rosales at House of Boxing Gym in San Diego, California.
The eight-division champion, who retired after a stunning loss to Yordenis Ugas in August, approved.
“Congratulations to my son Jimuel Pacquiao on fighting and winning his first U.S. amateur fight at junior welterweight! I’m so proud of you,” the former welterweight king wrote on Instagram.
Jimuel, who wants to be a boxer, fought under the tutelage of trainer Marvin Somodio.
In December, he obtained a boxing license.
Jimuel has been training in the United States and even had the opportunity to learn from the top pound-for-pound fighter in the world today, Canelo Alvarez, back in October.
With reports from Inquirer.net