Manny Pacquiao is Discouraging His 18-Year-Old Son From Pursuing Boxing

Even though Manny Pacquiao is one of the best boxers in the world, he doesn't want his son to join the sport.

Boxing star Manny Pacquiao on Wednesday, February 20 had something to say on his eldest son's boxing career.

In an interview with ABS-CBN News, Pacquiao said he is discouraging his son from entering the ring. "His mommy had cried several times telling him don't go into boxing son..."

Although Jimuel "really wants to" be a boxer, according to Manny, "It pains me to see him box because I know how hard it is".

Pacquiao, an eight-time division victor, told son that he took up the sport as a way for him to provide for his family, adding that fighting seemed like his only way out of poverty. The sons of British boxers Nigel Benn and Chris Eubank, as well as American slugger Joe Frazier became fighters.

Pacquiao, however, said that discouraging Jimuel is proving to be hard - and Manny said that to him it was a means to an end.

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The Facebook footage shows the younger Pacquiao sending his opponent to his knees with aggressive moves reminiscent of his father.

A video surfaced of Pacquiao's son boxing, and it caught some fire. Jimuel picked up the sport in December, right before his father defeated Adrien Broner on January 19.

Pacquiao recently called for a rematch against Floyd Mayweather, which would be a fitting farewell fight since Pacquaio said he would be retiring in the next year.

Pacquiao in October signed with Haymon's Premier Boxing Champions group after being promoted by Top Rank's Bob Arum for the past 14 years.

Pacquiao said he was open to fighting unbeaten United States "super champion" Keith Thurman, Errol Spence Jr or Britain's Amir Khan.

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