MANNY PACQUIAO has been coaching his son Jimuel learn how to field – regardless of his sobbing spouse’s determined pleas to maintain their baby away from the ring.
The Filipino legend, 40, mentioned it “pains” him to indicate his 18-year-old child the ropes – saying he solely bought into the game to flee poverty.
Pacquiao grew up on the powerful, unforgiving streets of the Philippines, with spouse Jinkee lowered to tears after Jimuel’s revelation he too needs to leap into the ring.
WBA welterweight champion Pacman claimed: “It pains me that he’s boxing as a result of I understand how exhausting it’s.
“I advised him, ‘Daddy solely went into boxing due to poverty… you needn’t field.”
However Emmanuel – generally known as “Jimuel” – was adamant he shared his father’s ardour for boxing and desires to symbolize his nation.
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Pacquiao revealed: “[Jimuel] mentioned, ‘Daddy, such as you boxing is my ardour additionally. I need to be a consultant of this nation as an athlete’.
“His mummy had cried a number of occasions telling him, ‘Do not go into boxing, son’. [But] he actually needs to do it.”
In the meantime, Pacquiao Snr seems to be open to a spectacular boxing comeback – after suggesting he would settle for the problem of Errol Spence.
Spence and Pacman met in Texas final month, after the American’s win over Mikey Garcia.
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After inviting the Filipino star into the ring, Spence said: “He’s a legend in the sport and it’d be my honour to fight him next.”
When asked if he’d be happy to take up the challenge, Pacman replied: “Why not? We will give the fans a good fight.”
Elsewhere, Floyd Mayweather could be another potential opponent after the Las Vegas star’s dad hinted at a Pacquiao rematch.