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Manny Pacquiao

Boxer Manny Pacquiao
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Full Name: Emmanuel "Manny" Dapidran Pacquiao
Profession: Boxer


Biography: Rated as one of the best pound-for-pound boxers in the world Pacquiao was the first eight-division world champion. He has won ten world titles and the championship in four different weight classes.

Wildly popular in his home country, Pacquiao was elected in May 2010 to the House of Representatives in the Congress of the Philippines, representing the province of Sarangani. He was re-elected in 2013.

Born: December 17, 1978
Birthplace: Kibawe, Bukidnon, Philippines
Age: 43 years old

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Married Life

  • 2000-05-10 World champion professional boxer Manny Pacquiao (21) weds Jinkee Pacquiao

Historical Events

  • 2012-12-09 Juan Manuel Márquez knocks out Manny Pacquiao in round six for the WBO light welterweight title
  • 2013-11-23 Manny Pacquiao defeats American Brandon Rios to win the WBO welterweight title
  • 2014-04-13 Manny Pacquiao defeats Timothy Bradley to regain his WBO welterweight boxing title
  • 2015-05-02 Floyd Mayweather Jr. beats Manny Pacquiao on points in 12 rounds in world welterweight unification fight, shatters all financial records for a boxing match
  • 2016-02-17 Nike ends endorsement deal with Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao after he made TV comments gay people are "worse than animals."
  • 2017-07-02 Home town underdog Jeff Horn upsets Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines on points in a highly controversial WBO welterweight title fight in Brisbane, Australia
  • 2018-07-15 Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao stops WBA welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse in 7 in Kuala Lumpur for his first knockout in 9 years and 60th career victory

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