Jimuel Pacquiao eager to be better after triumphant US amateur debut
MANILA, Philippines—Jimuel Pacquiao has no plans of slowing down.
Pacquiao, the eldest son of Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao, had a triumphant United States debut as an amateur.
“[I feel] Good. I just need to get better. I just want to get back in there and stay as active as possible,” the younger Pacquiao told ES News.
The 21-year-old earned a decision win over Andres Rosales in a junior welterweight fight on Sunday at House of Boxing Gym in San Diego, California.
“It’s pressure, you know, I didn’t expect it at all,” said Jimuel, who fought under the guidance of Marvin Somodio. “It was a good experience.
“Competition is different from regular sparring. I felt it right there.”
Jimuel, who has been training in the United States, obtained a boxing license last December.