Evander Holyfield may be one of the best ones to put up a stance with a pair of boxing gloves but his decorated career seems not enough to put him in front of his own son’s list of favorite fighters.

Evan Holyfield, now a professional boxer as well at 22, revealed in his interview with TMZ Sports that his favorite fighter is not his dad but rather Filipino icon Manny Pacquiao.

"Manny Pacquiao. I love Manny Pacquiao. Besides my dad, of course. I'm gonna take some stuff from him, but Manny Pacquiao. I watch that man before I go to sleep, I watch that man when I wake up when I get bored,” the younger Holyfield said. "Manny Pacquiao's my guy. I watched all his movies. I stole so much stuff from Manny Pacquiao, it's ridiculous."

The eight-division world champion Pacquiao is not like anybody else for the ultimate fan Holyfield. He mentioned that meeting the fighting Senator would not compare to anyone he has gotten up close with given his father’s circle as a renowned personality of the sport himself.

"I haven't had a chance to meet Manny yet, but I'm sure if I was ever to meet Manny, I don't know what I would do. I don't fan out when it comes to celebrities because my dad’s had me around a lot of them, but someone like him, ain't no telling what would happen," he said.

Just last November, Holyfield scored an impressive TKO victory in his pro debut against Nick Winstead, finishing off the latter in just 16 seconds of a bout scheduled for four rounds.

"It was such a blessing to be able to showcase my talent on the card like this and God bless us all," the Atlanta, Georgia-raised Holyfield said after the win. "I was just expecting to box and I just went out there and did my job. I was zoned in and God just had me."

The middleweight match was part of the Canelo Alvarez-Sergey Kovalev undercard last month, and the pro-boxing debut win could not be more special for Holyfield as his father watched him from the best seat inside the arena.

Evan Holyfield, son of former world champion Evander Holyfield scores a knockdown against Nick Winstead. CBS Sports