LOS ANGELES — The next generation of Team Pacquiao. As Pacquiao hit the mitts on Monday morning, Jimuel Pacquiao also stepped into the ring, with the son of Buboy Fernandez, Paul, by his side.
Looking like a throwback version of one of boxing most storied friendships.
As the Pacquiao and Fernandez pass on their boxing legacy, the two life long friends are also sharing lessons on humility, telling the small crowd the tale of how they came from poverty to become boxing legends, as their sons finished the abs routine.
“I want to let the people know before I became like the struggle the hard work, I been through before we get here. Can you imagine training in boxing and working on construction?”
Pacquiao will begin tapering off his routine this week as fight night draws near.
As the fighting congressman trades punches with Keith Thurman on July 20, he’s also fighting for the less fortunate.
Pacman’s charity, the Manny Pacquiao Foundation, is giving fans a chance to win prizes by helping rural towns in the Philippines.
“I want you in my corner. I have teamed up with ifonly.com to give boxing fans a chance to meet me in Las Vegas and join my entourage on fight night.”
Until July 11th, for every $10 donation, fans can enter raffles to win merchandise, as well as VIP packages to training sessions and fight night itself.
Each donation will benefit the Pacquiao Foundation: to enter, head over to ifonly.com/manny.
On top of the team up with ifonly, the MP Foundation has also teamed up with rotary international to build homes in the southern Philippines.
The MP Foundation is also reaching out in a small way.
During his Monday breakfast, the Pacman got a visit from 13-year-old Josh Gabazon, a stage four cancer patient.
“It means a lot. It helps a lot to know that people actually help and invited us out.”
And on fight week 13 year old from Southern California will make the trip to Las Vegas for the fight, another life touched, as the people’s champ continues to build on his legacy outside the ring.