Jimmy (Jimuel) Pacquiao showed further promise with a spectacular knockout victory as he follows in father Manny’s footsteps.
The teenager, making his way at just 19 years of age, planted opponent Miguel Egan in the second round. There was no getting up for Egan on the back of a left, hook-straight right combination.
It was a far cry from Pacquiao’s previous contest as Jimmy eeked out a draw in an exhibition bout.
This time around, competing under amateur conditions, Pacquiao displayed the promise which has Filipino’s buzzing about his future.
Team Pacquiao member Dyan Castillejo managed to capture awesome footage of Jimmy’s superb stoppage.
Speaking about the clip, Dyan said: “Watch here is the KO win of Jimuel Pacquiao vs Miguel Egan. 2nd rd KO. left hook right straight – Boom! Rd 2.
“Jimuel (sent a) message to his mom and dad, “I won !!”. (And that) He wants to continue to train to build.”
Father Manny was never keen for his children to box. But like wife Jinkee, has had to acclimatize to Jimmy’s wishes.
The youngster has been hit with the boxing bug. It seems inevitable that a professional career will follow.
Still fighting himself at 40, veteran Manny has some massive shoes for Jimmy to fill.
Winning eight weight world championships, Pacquiao Sr. is one of the best boxers of his generation. History shows this is not always the case when sons follow their famous dads in the sport.
The likes of Aaron Pryor Jr, Hasim Rahman Jr, Marvin Frazier and others have failed to live up to expectations in the past.
One exception to the rule was Floyd Mayweather, who wholely out-did his own father Floyd Sr. along with uncle Roger, both of whom had their own moments.
It’s obviously still early days for Jimmy. But with a name like Pacquiao behind him, Jimmy already has a huge leg up in the promotional stakes.
Top Rank’s Bob Arum, Matchroom boss Eddie Hearn and Golden Boy’s Oscar De La Hoya will be hoping to fend off Mayweather in signing the prospect.
With Manny currently at Mayweather Promotions, it seems a no-brainer Jimmy would do the same.