By Ponciano "John" Melo, Jr.
Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao's eldest son, Emmanuel "Jimuel" Pacquiao Jr. said that his dad can knock out his rival, Keith "One Time" Thurman.
In an interview with the press, Jimuel has a confident fight – night forecast that the Pambansang Kamao can defeat the undefeated Thurman on the 10th up to 11th round.
"It’s going to be a late-round stoppage. I think my dad can get the job done," the amateur Pacquiao said.
This will be the countless times that the boxing – senator will be watched by his children fighting inside the ring on live. But Jimuel said that he will see this fight differently from the past bouts of his dad.
The 18-year-old lad also said that he is looking forward to watch his dad's fight against Thurman and take it as a review for him as he follows his father's footstep in the boxing industry.
Last April, videos are spreading online showing that the young Pacquiao was winning over his amateur fights with other young boxers. He first tasted the victory as he won on his first semi-amateur match.
He even floored his rival in an exhibition bout in Quezon City. He also had won in a 3-round bout during a rematch with his classmate.
In his dad's fight tomorrow, July 21 (Manila time), Jimuel will look up to it to learn from the strategies of his dad and tips from the boxing experts and boxing analysts during the fight.
"Instead of looking at it as a fan, I’m going to look at it as study time," Jimuel said.
"I listen to all that analysts that talk about the sport," he added.
Pacquiao will be fighting for the WBA (Super) welterweight championship title against Thurman tomorrow at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.