Weeks after Manny Pacquiao retired from boxing, his son was seen in a fight club with 'Canelo' Alvarez
- Emmanuel Pacquiao Jr., the son of Manny Pacquiao, appears to be a chip off the old block.
- Young Pacquiao was seen last week with Saul Alvarez in one of boxing's most famous fight clubs.
While Pacquiao now focuses his efforts on a run at the Philippines presidency, boxing continues to run in his family as his son Emmanuel Pacquiao Jr., a 20-year-old vlogger, donned gloves at Reynoso's famed San Diego gym.
Pacquiao Jr., commonly called Jimuel, has had six amateur matches, but has received advice from his famous father not to fight.
Regardless, he's been taking instruction from both Reynoso and Alvarez - boxing's No.1 fighter today - in recent weeks.
See footage from their session right here:
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One of the most decorated fighters of boxing's modern era, Pacquiao Sr. ended his career in August aged 42 after coming unstuck in a 12-round fight with Yordenis Ugas.
It concluded a box office career that featured 72 professional matches, championship wins in four separate decades, and involvement in some of the most successful pay-per-view events of all time.
Pacquiao fought a who's who of the biggest names in combat sports including Marco Antonio Barrera, Juan Manuel Marquez, Erik Morales, Oscar de la Hoya, Ricky Hatton, Miguel Cotto, Shane Mosley, Timothy Bradley, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Lucas Mathysse, Adrien Broner, and Keith Thurman.
The defeat to Ugas two months ago was one of his most brutal. Days after the fight he was seen on video struggling to open his eyes, being spoon-fed by his wife Jinkee, as he overcame his wounds from the war.
Though Jimuel might appear to be a chip off the old block, Pacquiao once advised him not to fight.
"I wouldn't want him to become a boxer because I can't stand watching my son fight," Pacquiao told Philippines website Rappler this year.
"But when I tell him about it, he tells me, 'Daddy, boxing is your passion, right? Same with me, like you, boxing is my passion also. So what are we going to do?' I become speechless.
"I told him boxing is not just training, but hard work. You need to have dedication, focus - mentally, physically, and spiritually.
"I told him to remain in the amateur ranks for now, and to not turn professional."
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