Manny Pacquiao Jnr says his Dad could still beat Yordenis Ugás despite being 44 years old. The multiple time, multiple division world champion famously dropped a decision to the Cuban in his final fight as a professional boxer.

The Filipino icon subsequently transitioned to politics but is set to return to the squared circle for an exhibition bout against Korean YouTuber DK Yoo in December. His son, who is better known as Jimuel, is also something of a social media star.

Pacquiao Jnr has 565,000 subscribers to his YouTube channel. He describes himself as an aspiring boxer and singer and is 3-1 as an amateur.

Leg trouble

The 21-year-old was recently asked how he feels his Dad would get on in a rematch with Ugás and according to Marca he said,

“He had trouble with his legs, during this training camp I saw it too cause I’ve been following him the whole time. I think that if he gets a really, really good camp of course he can beat Ugás.”

It it’s unlikely fans will ever get to see the boxing legend run it back with Ugás. The Cuban lost his world title and Pacquiao’s focus seems to have switched to exhibition boxing matches that require minimal preparation.

This December’s fight will be Pacquiao’s first foray into the world of exhibition boxing but it is unlikely to be his last. He insists that he is taking the fight extremely seriously,

“Although this is just a charity event to help people out, we will still prepare like it’s a championship fight.”

Charitable cause

Some of the proceeds will go to charity although it is not clear exactly how this will work in practice. According to Pacquiao the opportunity to raise money to help impoverished Filipinos was his sole motivation for taking the exhibition fight,

“I took this exhibition to help out more in need, so we can continue giving out homes to our countrymen who don’t have one. I already have a lot of Pacman Villages started, but not yet finished. The income from this fight will be used for more homes.”

Pacquiao could earn even more money if he returned to professional boxing. But the senator is busy with his political commitments and there is no prospect of him rematching Ugas any time soon, even if his sol thinks that would be a winnable fight for the 44 year old.