LOS ANGELES — Despite strict visitor rules, the Wild Card Gym is often packed with the Pacman’s visitors.
But on this day, it was a family reunion, as Jimuel and Michael Pacquiao came into the Wild Card to watch their father, boxing legend Manny Pacquiao, spar 12 rounds.
The 18-year-old Jimuel is watching close, as he follows his dad’s footsteps. He’s undefeated in three amateur fights this year, and is looking to carry on his boxing career, and is even open to joining the Olympics.
“It feels good I can finally watch him train watch him spar, get a few ideas from him…I’m trying to get as much as I can since they’re pros already.”
Hopefully, it’s a big privilege to represent the Philippines if ever.
For the past month, Buboy’s Fernandez’ 18-year-old son Paul has been at camp since it began.
“I’ve learned a lot from seeing coach Freddie and my dad training Manny.”
While their dads share a special bond, could these two continue the legacy their fathers built?
“If it’s in the blood maybe, but I’ll just focus now on my studies, but if he calls me to train me, I’ll go,” says Paul.
Jimuel says he doesn’t have a fight schedules yet, but is hoping to book one in the next two months, and if he does need a trainer, he knows who to call.