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Mar. 04, 19 | 12:05 pm

Boxing icon Manny Pacquiao’s son is following his footsteps.

Pacquiao, who has eight world titles in different weight divisions, said he was reluctant to allow his eldest son, Emmanuel Jr. to take on boxing just like he did, saying he did not want him to be hurt.

I said to him that boxing is tough, that training is tough, everything is tough. But he said, ‘Daddy, boxing is my passion,’” Pacquiao, 40, told the Rappler online news site.

“I said, ‘Son that’s my line, you are copying my line,’” he added, saying the teenager’s words softened his stance.

Pacquiao said his wife, Jinkee, was adamant their 19-year-old son, nicknamed Jimuel, must not box.

“Then Jimuel told her, ‘Mommy, you’re killing my dream.’ So what can we do? We just let him,” a report from The Manila Times quoted him as saying.

“He is training every day. I see him in his room watching my fights in TV almost every day,” Pacquiao said.

“It pains me because I know how hard is boxing. I can’t stand to see my son getting beaten. It’s okay if I am the one who will be beaten.” (Photo from Manny Pacquiao’s FB)

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