Jimuel Pacquiao trains with boxing star Canelo Alvarez

Published October 15, 2021, 5:13 PM

by Carlo Anolin

Jimuel Pacquiao, son of eight-division world boxing champion Manny, recently trained with Mexican sensation Canelo Alvarez and trainer Eddy Reynoso in San Diego, California.

Jimuel Pacquiao (left), son of Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao, poses a picture with Mexican champion Canelo Alvarez (Screenshot from ESNews’ Youtube channel)

The younger Pacquiao opted to stay in the United States to train as well as continue his duties in the Manny Pacquiao Foundation.

But to top his overall stay, Jimuel had taken a picture with Alvarez, received a pair of gloves and some pointers from him, and even had a short conversation about his father Manny and boxing in general.

Jimuel, 20, then worked the mitts with 2021 Trainer of the Year candidate Reynoso while Alvarez, the unified super middleweight world champion, does his own workout around the ring.

Alvarez, 31, is set to clash with IBF champion Caleb Plant next month at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“He’s (Alvarez) gotta get him out of there. Round 7 or 8? Just like the last fight,” said Jimuel as the Mexican icon chuckled in a video posted by ESNews.

Alvarez (56-1-2, 39 knockouts) scored an eight-round corner retirement victory against British foe Billy Joe Saunders to retain his super WBA, WBC, and The Ring titles and capture the WBO counterpart.

The only belt missing in his collection would be Plant’s IBF title

The 29-year-old Plant, for his part, remained undefeated in 21 matches and defended his belt for the third straight time since bagging it last January 2019.

 
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