Jimuel Pacquiao, the oldest son of boxing legend Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao, has won his first amateur bout on United States soil.
Pacquiao saw action on Saturday in San Diego against Andres Rosales and emerged triumphant, out-pointing his foe over three rounds in their junior welterweight bout.
Like his iconic father, the 20-year-old Jimuel trained at the Wild Card Gym in Los Angeles, with Filipino trainer Marvin Somodio steering his development.
The young Pacquiao secured his amateur boxing license in December and has been working out with Filipino boxers at Wild Card.
While happy with the win, Jimuel also said that he knows he could have done better, and vowed to continue improving.
In June last year, the retired boxing champ, who is now seeking the Philippine presidency, said he does not favor Jimuel to become a professional boxer.
The only 8-weight-division world titlist said he knows how hard that career path is.