• A video surfaced online showing Manny Pacquiao teaching his son boxing while in self-quarantine
  • Pacquiao once discouraged his son in pursuing boxing
  • Pacquiao found a simple way to help prevent spread of coronavirus

Boxing icon and senator Manny Pacquiao is using self-quarantine as an opportunity to train his son Jimuel at home amid the coronavirus pandemic.

COVID-19 continues to instill fear across the globe. Part of the preventive measures advised by medical experts, people around the world are urged to self-quarantine.

While at self-quarantine, eight-division title holder Pacquiao took the opportunity to teach his son Jimuel some of his boxing skills. In a short video clip posted by, “Pac-man” and Jimuel could be seen training together somewhere inside their own home.

This wasn’t the first time the father and son trained together. Last year, Manny and Jimuel even shared the same boxing ring in what appeared to be a boxing tutorial session. Although Pacquiao and his son didn’t actually sparred with each other, it is quite evident that Jimuel was receiving instructions from his father’s trainers.

In the short video clip, Jimuel was spotted “perfecting” a specific move while his dad was on the other side of the ring working on his combinations with Freddie Roach.

Jimuel is already an amateur boxer in the Philippines. He suffered his first defeat as an amateur boxer in a three-round 140-lb friendly boxing match in Novaliches, Quezon City.

Through a phone interview, Jimuel insisted that his opponent was much experienced than him. But despite being handed his first loss, the young Pacquiao is still determined to pursue his boxing career.

“Tuloy pa rin po ako sa boxing (I will continue boxing),” Jimuel said.

Manny has once expressed his disapproval to Jimuel’s desire to follow his footsteps in boxing. The 41-year-old has already advised his son that boxing comes with a lot of difficulties. However, Jimuel is still persistent with his dreams.

Meanwhile, Pacquiao has been actively taking part in the fight against coronavirus. The Filipino legend reportedly found a way to prevent coronavirus from spreading and now wants to ban spitting and blowing of nose in public places in the Philippines.

Sen. Pacquiao spearheaded the filing of a bill seeking to ban spitting and expelling mucus in public places to the Senate, following the rise in number of COVID-19 patients in his homeland.

According to Pacquiao, the bill will not only help prevent the spread of coronavirus but also airborne diseases that could possibly be passed on when in public places.

"This shall not only prevent the spread of the coronavirus and [but also] other contagious and airborne diseases," Pacquiao noted.

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Manny Pacquiao trains during a workout session at The Venetian in Macau, Nov. 20, 2014. Getty Images/ Chris Hyde