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Watch:- Manny Pacquiao’s Son Emulates Floyd Mayweather’s Signature Defense Move Ahead of His Professional Debut

Published 03/13/2022, 12:22 PM EDT

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There are many boxing greats whose sons have turned into a boxer. The Filipino legend, Manny Pacquiao, joins this elite list. Recently, his first son, Emmanuel Pacquiao Jr, stepped inside the ring for the first time in a competitive amateur match.

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However, ahead of the fight, just before the match, Pacquiao Jr. did warm-up. During that session, boxing great’s son displayed some combinations of punches in shadow before actually throwing them in the ring.


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Apparently, he took the stance of another skilled boxer, Floyd Mayweather. It grasped a lot of attention, as Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao were the biggest rivals of their generation.

However, the pair of legends had battled for greatness a couple of years back in 2015. Though Mayweather had clinched the victory, it was the toughest fight for the undefeated stalwart. Notably, they took their retirement from the sport in later years.

However, that was the story of legacy, but Pacquiao Jr. has just started his career.

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Interestingly, in the warm-up session, he revised ‘Pretty Boy’s signature move of defending chin with the right shoulder. It was one of the best defensive weapons in the arsenal of ‘The Best Ever’.

This enigma of his boxing style continued throughout his career. Mayweather never met a fighter who could have penetrated this defensive front.

How did Emmanuel Pacquiao Jr. perform?

The performance of Emmanuel in the debut amateur bout has pushed his record to 1-0. The boxing great’s son had succeeded in the first battle on a way following his father’s footprint.

The bout took place in the gym named ‘House of Boxing’ in San Diego, California. His opponent was Andres Rosales.


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The 21-year-old showcased a suitable set of skills. Though the fight ended with a decision victory, the combination punches of Emmanuel remained effective throughout the rounds.


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Like his father, Pacquiao Jr. relied on the stiff jab that kept his opponent away.

After the fight, Manny Pacquiao’s assistant said, “This is only his first amateur fight but he showed me that he has heart. He’ll get better and stronger.”


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Abhishek Singh


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Abhishek Singh is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. Following the completion of his training as an amateur boxer, he is currently preparing to appear for trials at the state and national levels. With over 3 years of experience in playing the sport, Abhishek is also the holder of a Bachelor's in Arts degree from the University of Delhi.
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