Boxing: Michael Pacquiao wins first amateur fight


Posted at Oct 09 2022 07:31 PM | Updated as of Oct 10 2022 12:39 AM


(UPDATE) Michael Pacquiao, the son of boxing icon Manny Pacquiao, was successful in his initial foray into combat sports.

Michael outpointed Nathaniel Ruiz in their amateur bout staged at BF Parañaque Phase 1 Gymnasium on Sunday.


Michael received a hit in the first round, resulting in a bloody nose. He then pushed harder and became more aggressive in the second and third rounds.

The fight was part of the Kamao ng Kabataan: Parañaque Edition card.

Michael is the second among Pacquiao's children who decided to follow the footsteps of their legendary father.

His brother Jimuel has also dabbled in boxing, even training at Freddie Roach's famed Wild Card Boxing Gym. 

Michael, however, said he just wanted to give competitive boxing a try, and though he is happy with his win, he said he will not pursue it as a career and will continue his career in music instead.

- with a report from Dyan Castillejo, ABS-CBN News