Manny Pacquiáo

Professional Boxer, Boxer

1978 –

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Who is Manny Pacquiáo?

Emmanuel "Manny" Dapidran Pacquiao, PLH is a Filipino professional boxer and politician. He is the first and only eight-division world champion, in which he has won ten world titles, as well as the first to win the lineal championship in four different weight classes. He is also the second highest paid athlete in the world.

He was named "Fighter of the Decade" for the 2000s by the Boxing Writers Association of America, World Boxing Council and World Boxing Organization. He is also a three-time The Ring and BWAA "Fighter of the Year," winning the award in 2006, 2008 and 2009, and the Best Fighter ESPY Award in 2009 and 2011.

He was long rated as the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world by some sporting news and boxing websites, including ESPN, Sports Illustrated, Sporting Life, Yahoo! Sports, About.com, BoxRec and The Ring. In April 2012, Pacquiao dropped to number two in the rankings, behind Floyd Mayweather, Jr. He is currently ranked number seven on The Ring pound for pound list.

Aside from boxing, Pacquiao has participated in acting, music recording and politics. In May 2010, Pacquiao was elected to the House of Representatives in the 15th Congress of the Philippines, representing the province of Sarangani.

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Born
Dec 17, 1978
Kibawe
Also known as
  • The Destroyer
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Catholicism
Ethnicity
  • Filipino
Nationality
  • Philippines
Profession
Education
  • Notre Dame of Dadiangas University
    Business Management
Lived in
  • South Cotabato
  • Kiamba

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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