Sports U: Jimuel Pacquiao wants to make a name for himself in boxing

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Posted at Apr 12 2019 04:24 AM | Updated as of Apr 12 2019 07:34 AM

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Jimuel Pacquiao knows duplicating his father's success is a long shot.

"I'm trying to make a name for myself," he says as he follows his father's footsteps into boxing. "I want to represent the Philippines."

It took him several tries to get his parents' approval before they let him hit the sandbag.

"Palagi kong sinasabi na, I'll train properly, magjo-jogging ako, magpa-practice. Naka ilang ulit din bago ko sila mapapayag," he says.

His boxing coach Jill Lubaton says Jimuel is nowhere near Manny's skills, but the younger Pacquiao shows a lot of promise.

Jimuel is set to fight in a local amateur circuit on April 13. - Sports U, ABS-CBN, April 11, 2019

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