Manny Pacquiao is a professional boxer. He won 8 world titles and he has also been the first man to win the lineal championship in 4 different categories. He was ranked the best fighter of the 2000s by the Boxing Writers Association. The WBO Welterweight champion himself, Manny Pacquiao is born in Philippines and won 54 matches out of 60 matches in his career. These victories led him to become the leading pound-to-pound boxer in the world. He is also the only boxer in the world who has ever won in seven different categories.
He begged various accolades, including Best Fighter ESPY Award and “Fighter of the Year” award from BWAA, to name a few. He participated in parliamentary elections in Philippines in 2010 to join the House of Representatives. He was born to Dionesia and Rosalio Pacquiao in 1978. Most of his net worth comes from his boxing bouts along with advertisements, pay-for-view and endorsements.
Full Name: Manny Pacquiao
Date of Birth: 17th Dec 1978
Marital status: Married
Occupation: Professional Boxer and Politician
Net Worth: $290 Million
Height: 5′ 5½” (1.66 m)
Source of Income: Boxing, Endorsements
Hobbies: Basketball, Acting Music
Manny decided to follow his passion in boxing when he was 16 years old. His weight was just 98 pounds, i.e. 7 pounds lesser than required weight to qualify for light flyweight class. But he couldn’t wait to prove himself. So, to qualify with around 105 pounds, he put weights in his pockets. He won his first professional match against Edmund Ignacio in four rounds.
He participated in Flyweight category soon when he gained 110 pounds of body weight. He won 15 matches consequently and fought against Chokchai Chockvivat, the world champion. In the fifth round, he knocked out his opponent and secured his OPBF Flyweight position. He defeated the champion Marco Barrera in 11th round through technical knockout, in November 2003. It was an important match for his career. In 2005, he begged the WBC International Super Featherweight title. He got to beat champion David Diaz in 2008 and won the WBC Lightweight title. When it comes to success, sky is the limit for Manny Pacquiao.
Born on December 17, 1978 in Bukidnon, Philippines, Emmanuel Dapidran’ Manny Pacquiao is the fourth of 6 siblings from same mother. He belonged to a very poor family. His mother was unable to afford his school fees so he had to drop out of school. Manny left his house when he was 14 and went to Manila to earn some money. He decided to participate in street boxing instead of finding work. He joined the National Amateur boxing team soon. He received boarding and food in order to focus only on upgrading his boxing skills. He achieved 60-4 out of 64 amateur fights and impressed his coach a lot.