Manny Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao

Pacquiao during the ceremonial first pitch at a baseball game
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Real name Emmanuel Dapidran Pacquiao
Nickname(s) Pac-Man,
The Destroyer,
Fighting Pride of the Philippines,
The Mexicutioner,
The People's Champ,
Pambansang Kamao (National Fist),
The Fighting Congressman[citation needed]
Rated at Light Middleweight
Welterweight
Light Welterweight
Lightweight
Super Featherweight
Featherweight
Super Bantamweight
Flyweight
Height 5 ft 6 12 in (1.69 m)[1]
Reach 67 in (170 cm)
Nationality Philippines Filipino
Born December 17, 1978 (1978-12-17) (age 32)
Kibawe, Bukidnon, Philippines
Stance Southpaw[2]
Boxing record
Total fights 59
Wins 54
Wins by KO 38
Losses 3
Draws

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Emmanuel "Manny" Dapidran Pacquiao, PLH (English pronunciation: /ˈpæki.aʊ/ pak-ee-ow; Tagalog: [pɐkˈjaʊ];[3] born December 17, 1978) is a Filipino professional boxer and politician. He is the first eight-division world champion; having won six world titles,[4] as well as the first to win the lineal championship in four different weight classes.[5] He was named "Fighter of the Decade" for the 2000s by the Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA). He is also a three-time The Ring and BWAA "Fighter of the Year", winning the award in 2006, 2008, and 2009.[6]

Currently, Pacquiao is the WBO Welterweight World Champion (Super Champion). He is also rated as the best pound for pound boxer in the world by some sporting news and boxing websites, including The Ring, BoxRec.com, Yahoo! Sports and Sporting Life.[7][8]

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.[9]

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Personal life

Pacquiao was born on December 17, 1978, in Kibawe, Bukidnon, Philippines. He is the son of Rosalio Pacquiao and Dionesia Dapidran-Pacquiao.[10] His parents separated when he was in sixth grade, after his mother discovered that his father was living with another woman.[10] He is the fourth among six siblings: Liza Silvestre-Onding and Domingo Silvestre (from first husband of his mother) and Isidra Pacquiao-Paglinawan, Alberto "Bobby" Pacquiao and Rogelio Pacquiao.

Pacquiao is married to Maria Geraldine "Jinkee" Jamora,[11] and they have four children: Emmanuel Jr. "Jimuel", Michael, Princess, and Queen Elizabeth "Queenie". He resides in his hometown General Santos City, South Cotabato, Philippines.[12] However, as a congressman of lone district of Sarangani, he is officially residing in Kiamba, Sarangani, the hometown of his wife.

Pacquiao is a devout Roman Catholic.[13] Within the ring, he frequently makes the sign of the cross and every time he comes back from a successful fight abroad, he attends a thanksgiving Mass in Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene in Quiapo, Manila to kneel and pray.

Pacquiao is also a military reservist with the rank of Sergeant Major for the 15th Ready Reserve Division of the Philippine Army. When younger he had considered becoming a soldier, and was enlisted in the military reserve force as an Army Private.[14]

Education

Pacquiao completed his elementary education at Saavedra Saway Elementary School in General Santos City, but dropped out of high school due to extreme poverty.[15] He left his home at age 14 because his mother, who had six children, was not making enough money to support her family.[15]

In February 2007 he took, and passed, a high school equivalency exam making him eligible for college education.[16] He was awarded with a high school diploma by the Department of Education. Pacquiao enrolled for a college degree in business management at Notre Dame of Dadiangas University (NDDU) in his hometown in General Santos City.

On February 18, 2009, Pacquiao was conferred the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Humanities (Honoris Causa) by Southwestern University (SWU) at the Waterfront Hotel and Casino in Lahug, Cebu City in recognition of his boxing achievements and humanitarian work.[17]

In preparation for his career as a lawmaker in the House of Representatives, Pacquiao enrolled in the Certificate Course in Development, Legislation, and Governance at the Development Academy of the Philippines – Graduate School of Public and Development Management (DAP-GSPDM).[18]

Amateur boxing career

At the age of 14, Pacquiao moved to Manila and lived, for a time, on the streets. He started boxing and made the Philippine national amateur boxing team where his room and board were paid for by the government. Pacquiao reportedly had an amateur record of 64 fights (60–4).[19]

Professional boxing career

Light Flyweight

In 1995, the death of a young aspiring boxer and close friend Eugene Barutag spurred the young Pacquiao to pursue a professional boxing career.[20] Pacquiao started his professional boxing career when he was just 16 years of age, stood at 4'11'', and weighed 98 pounds (7 pounds under the minimumweight division). He admitted before American media that he put weights in his pockets to make the 105-pound weight limit.[21] His early light flyweight division fights took place in small local venues and were shown on Vintage Sports' Blow by Blow, an evening boxing show. His professional debut was a four-round bout against Edmund "Enting" Ignacio, on January 22, 1995, which Pacquiao won via decision, becoming an instant star of the program.

Pacquiao's weight increased from 106 to 113 pounds before losing in his 12th bout against Rustico Torrecampo via a third-round knockout. Pacquiao failed to make the required weight, so he was forced to use heavier gloves than Torrecampo, thereby putting him at a disadvantage.[22]

Flyweight division

Following the Torrecampo fight, Pacquiao continued undefeated for his next 15 fights. He went on another unbeaten run that saw him take on the vastly more experienced Chokchai Chockvivat in flyweight division. Pacquiao knocked out Chockvivat in the fifth round and took the Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation (OPBF) Flyweight title.[23] After one official defense and two non-title bouts, Pacquiao got his first opportunity to fight for a world title. Pacquiao captured the Lineal and World Boxing Council (WBC) Flyweight World Titles (his first major boxing world title) over Chatchai Sasakul by way of knockout in the eighth round. He defended the titles successfully against Mexican Gabriel Mira via a fourth-round technical knockout. However, Pacquiao lost the Lineal title in his second defense against Medgoen Singsurat, also known as Medgoen 3K Battery, via a third-round knockout. The bout was held in Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand. Singsurat got Pacquiao on the ropes and landed a flush straight right to the body coiling Pacquiao over and keeping him there. Pacquiao lost the World Boxing Council title at the scales, as he surpassed the weight limit of 112 pounds.

Super Bantamweight

Pacquiao with his trainer Freddie Roach at Pacquiao's Christmas and birthday bash in Los Angeles

Following his loss to Singsurat, Pacquiao gained weight and skipped the super flyweight and bantamweight divisions. This time, Pacquiao went to super bantamweight or junior featherweight division of 122 pounds, where he picked up the WBC Super Bantamweight International Title. He defended this title five times before his chance for a world title fight came. Pacquiao's big break came on June 23, 2001, against former IBF World Super Bantamweight champion Lehlohonolo Ledwaba. Pacquiao stepped into the fight as a late replacement on two weeks' notice but won the fight by technical knockout and won the International Boxing Federation (IBF) Junior Featherweight World Title belt, his second major boxing world title. The bout was held at the MGM Grand Las Vegas, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pacquiao went on to defend this title four times under head trainer Freddie Roach, owner of the famous Wild Card Gym in West Hollywood.

Featherweight

On November 15, 2003, Pacquiao faced Marco Antonio Barrera at the Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas, in a fight that many consider to have defined his career. Pacquiao, who was fighting at featherweight for the first time, brought his power with him and defeated Barrera via technical knockout in the eleventh round and won The Ring Featherweight World Title, making him the first Filipino and Asian to become a three-division world champion, a fighter who won world titles in three different weight divisions. He defended the title twice before relinquishing it in 2005.[24]

On November 24, 2003, the then Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo conferred on Pacquiao the Presidential Medal of Merit at the Ceremonial Hall of Malacañang Palace for his knockout victory over the best featherweight boxer of the world. The following day, the members of the House of Representatives of the Philippines presented the House Resolution No. 765, authored by the then House Speaker Jose De Venecia and Bukidnon Representative Juan Miguel Zubiri, which honored Pacquiao the Congressional Medal of Achievement for his exceptional achievements. Pacquiao is the first sportsman to receive such an honor from the House of Representatives.[25][26]

Six months after the fight with Barrera, Pacquiao went on to challenge Juan Manuel Márquez, who at the time held both the World Boxing Association (WBA) and International Boxing Federation (IBF) Featherweight World Titles. The fight took place at the MGM Grand Las Vegas, on May 8, 2004, and after twelve rounds the bout was scored a draw, which proved to be a controversial decision that outraged both camps.[27]

In the first round, Márquez was caught cold, as he was knocked down three times by Pacquiao. However, Márquez showed great heart to recover from the early knockdowns, and went on to win the majority of rounds thereafter. This was largely due to Márquez's counterpunch style, which he managed to effectively utilize against the aggressive style of Pacquiao. At the end of a very close fight, both boxers felt they had done enough to win the fight. The final scores were 115–110 for Márquez, 115–110 for Pacquiao, and 113–113.[27] One of the judges (who scored the bout 113–113) later admitted to making an error on the scorecards, having scored the first round as 10–7 in favor of Pacquiao instead of the standard 10–6 for a three-knockdown round. If he had scored the round 10–6 for Pacquiao (as the other two judges did) the result would have been a split decision in favor of Pacquiao.[27]

Super Featherweight

On March 19, 2005, Pacquiao moved up in super featherweight or junior lightweight division of 130 pounds, in order to fight another Mexican legend and three-division world champion Érik Morales for vacant WBC International and IBA Super Featherweight Titles. The fight took place at the MGM Grand Las Vegas. In this fight, Pacquiao sustained a cut over his right eye from an accidental clash of heads in the fifth round. He lost the twelve-round match by a unanimous decision from the judges. All three scorecards read 115–113 for Morales.[28]

On September 10, 2005, Manny Pacquiao fought Héctor Velázquez at Staples Center in Los Angeles. He knocked Velázquez out in six rounds to capture the WBC Super Featherweight International Title, which he went on to defend five times. On the same day, his rival, Érik Morales, fought Zahir Raheem and lost via unanimous decision.

Despite Morales's loss to Raheem, Pacquiao got matched up against Morales in a rematch which took place on January 21, 2006 at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas. During the fight, Morales escaped being knocked down twice, once in the second round by holding onto the ropes, and once in the sixth by falling on the referee. Pacquiao eventually knocked Morales out in the tenth, the first time Morales was knocked out in his boxing career.[29]

On July 2, 2006, Pacquiao defended his WBC Super Featherweight International Title against Óscar Larios, a two-time super bantamweight champion, who had moved up two weight divisions to fight Pacquiao. Pacquiao won the fight via unanimous decision, knocking down Larios two times in the 12-round bout at the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City, Philippines. The three judges scored the fight 117–110, 118–108, and 120–106 all for Pacquiao.[30]

On July 3, 2006, the day after winning the fight against Larios, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo personally bestowed the Order of Lakandula with the rank of "Champion for Life" (Kampeon Habambuhay) and the plaque of appreciation to Pacquiao in a simple ceremony at the Rizal Hall of Malacañang Palace.[31]

Pacquiao and Morales fought a third time (with the series tied 1–1) on Nov. 18, 2006. Witnessed by a near record crowd of 18,276, the match saw Pacquiao defeat Morales via a third-round knockout at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.[32] After the Pacquiao–Morales rubber match, Bob Arum, Pacquiao's main promoter, announced that Manny had returned his signing bonus back to Golden Boy Promotions, signaling intentions to stay with Top Rank. This prompted Golden Boy Promotions to sue Pacquiao over breach of contract.[33]

After a failed promotional negotiation with Marco Antonio Barrera's camp, Bob Arum chose Jorge Solís as Pacquiao's next opponent among several fighters Arum offered as replacements. The bout was held in San Antonio, Texas, on April 14, 2007. In the sixth round, an accidental headbutt occurred, giving Pacquiao a cut under his left eyebrow. The fight ended in the eighth when Pacquiao knocked Solis down twice. Solis barely beat the count after the second knockdown, causing the referee to stop the fight and award Pacquiao a knockout win. The victory raised Pacquiao's win–loss–draw record to 44–3–2 with 34 knockouts. This also marked the end of Solis's undefeated streak.

On June 29, 2007, Top Rank and Golden Boy Promotions announced that they agreed to settle their lawsuit, meaning the long-awaited rematch with Marco Antonio Barrera would occur despite Pacquiao being the top-ranked contender for the super featherweight title of Juan Manuel Márquez. On October 6, 2007, Pacquiao defeated Barrera in their rematch via an easy unanimous decision. In the eleventh round, Pacquiao's punch caused a deep cut below Barrera's right eye. Barrera retaliated with an illegal punch on the break that dazed Pacquiao but also resulted in a point deduction for Barrera. Two judges scored the bout 118–109, whereas the third scored it 115–112.[34]

In The Ring Magazine, Pacquiao (45–3–2) remained at the top of the super featherweight division (130 pounds). He had been in the ratings for 108 weeks.[35][36] On November 13, 2007, he was honored by the World Boxing Council as Emeritus Champion during its 45th Annual World Convention held at the Manila Hotel.[37]

On November 20, 2007, José Nuñez, manager of WBO Super Featherweight champion Joan Guzmán, accused Pacquiao's handler Bob Arum of evading a match between the two boxers to protect Pacquiao.[38] Guzmán went as far as to directly call out Pacquiao at the postfight press conference of the Pacquiao–Barrera rematch in front of the crowd at the Mandalay Bay Events Center's media room in Las Vegas.[39]

On March 15, 2008, in a rematch against Juan Manuel Márquez called "Unfinished Business", Pacquiao won via split decision. The fight was held at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. With the victory, Pacquiao won the WBC Super Featherweight and The Ring Junior Lightweight World Titles, making him the first Filipino and Asian to become a four-division world champion, a fighter who won world titles in four different weight divisions. The fight was a close hard fought battle, during which both fighters received cuts.[40] Throughout the fight Márquez landed the most punches at a higher percentage; however, the decisive factor proved to be a third-round knockdown, wherein Márquez was floored by a Pacquiao left hook.[40] At the end of the fight, the judges' scores were 115–112 for Pacquiao, 115–112 for Márquez, and 114–113 for Pacquiao.[40]

In the post-fight news conference, Márquez’s camp called for an immediate rematch. In addition, Richard Schaefer, Golden Boy Promotions CEO, offered a $6 million guarantee to Pacquiao for a rematch.[41] However, Pacquiao ruled out a third clash with Márquez, saying, "I don't think so. This business is over."[40] The reason that Pacquiao did not want a rematch was because he intended to move up to the lightweight division to challenge David Díaz, the reigning WBC Lightweight World Champion at that time.[40] Díaz won a majority decision over Ramón Montano that night as an undercard of the "Unfinished Business" fight.

Lightweight

On June 28, 2008, at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Pacquiao defeated David Díaz in lightweight division via ninth-round knockout and won the WBC Lightweight World Title. With the victory, Pacquiao became the first and only Filipino and Asian to become a five-division world champion, a fighter who won world titles in five different weight divisions,[42] and also became the first Filipino fighter to ever win a world title at lightweight.[43] During the fight, which Pacquiao dominated, Díaz was cut badly on his right eye in the fourth round.[44] After the bout, Díaz acknowledged Pacquiao's superior hand speed, stating "It was his speed. It was all his speed. I could see the punches perfectly, but he was just too fast."[45]

Bob Arum reported that the fight had made 12.5 million dollars earning Díaz his best payday of 850,000 dollars, whilst Pacquiao earned at least 3 million dollars.[42] Official records revealed an attendance of 8,362 (out of a maximum capacity of 12,000).[46]

Holding both the WBC World Super Featherweight and World Lightweight titles following the win, Pacquiao decided to vacate his super featherweight title in July 2008.[47]

On August 7, 2008, the members of the House of Representatives of the Philippines issued a House Resolution, sponsored by South Cotabato Congresswoman Darlene Antonino-Custodio, which recognized Pacquiao as a "People’s Champ" — "for his achievements and in appreciation of the honor and inspiration he has been bringing... to the Filipino people." He received a plaque from the then House Speaker Prospero Nograles.[48]

Welterweight

On December 6, 2008, Pacquiao moved up to the welterweight division, in order to face the six-division world champion Oscar De La Hoya at the MGM Grand Las Vegas, in a fight called "The Dream Match". Presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Top Rank, the bout was scheduled as a twelve-round, non-title fight contested at the 147-pound welterweight limit. Although Pacquiao went into the fight widely recognized as the leading pound-for-pound boxer in the world, some boxing pundits had speculated that 147 pounds could be too far above his natural weight against the larger De La Hoya.[49] However, due to rehydration after the weigh in, De la Hoya came into the fight actually weighing less than Pacquiao, and close to 20 pounds under his usual fighting weight. Pacquiao dominated the fight, and after eight rounds De La Hoya's corner was forced to throw in the towel, awarding Pacquiao the win via technical knockout.[50]

Pacquiao was ahead on all three judges' scorecards before the stoppage, with two judges scoring the fight at 80–71 and one scoring it at 79–72.[51] Moreover, Pacquiao landed 224 out of 585 punches, whilst De La Hoya landed only 83 out of 402 punches.[51] After the bout, trainer Freddie Roach stated "We knew we had him after the first round. He had no legs, he was hesitant and he was shot."[52] The fight would be De La Hoya's last, as he announced his retirement from boxing shortly after.[53]

Pacquiao received 15 to 30 million dollars (share of the pay-per-view), plus a guaranteed amount.[54] Tickets reportedly sold out just hours after they went on sale. Moreover, the total gate revenue for the fight was said to be nearly 17 million dollars, making it the second largest gate revenue in boxing history.[55]

On December 22, 2008, Pacquiao has been decorated with the Philippine Legion of Honor with the rank of "Officer" (Pinuno) in a ceremony marking the 73rd founding anniversary of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. As an army reservist, he was given recognition for bringing pride and honor to the country through his remarkable achievements in the ring.[56]

Light Welterweight

Manny Pacquiao and Ricky Hatton with their trainers at the Trafford Centre

On May 2, 2009, Pacquiao fought at light welterweight or super lightweight division for the first time against Ricky Hatton at the MGM Grand Las Vegas, in a fight billed as "The Battle of the East and West". Pacquiao won the bout via knockout to claim the International Boxing Organization (IBO) Junior Welterweight and The Ring Junior Welterweight World Titles. In doing so, Pacquiao became the second man in boxing history to become a six-division world champion, a fighter who won world titles in six different weight divisions and the first man ever to win lineal world titles in four different weight classes.[57]

The fight was originally placed in jeopardy due to disputes with both camps over the fight purse money.[58] Eventually, the money issue was settled and the fight went on as scheduled. HBO aired the contest.[59]

Pacquiao started the fight strong, knocking down Hatton twice in the first round.[60] A somewhat shaken Hatton beat the count, only to be saved by the bell seconds later. In the second round Hatton seemed to have recovered, as he stalked Pacquiao for most of the round. However, with less than ten seconds remaining in the second round, Hatton was knocked out cold by a sharp left hook, prompting the referee to award Pacquiao the win by knockout (at 2:59 of the round).[61] The knockout won him the The Ring Magazine "Knockout of the Year" for 2009.

Return to Welterweight

On November 14, 2009, Pacquiao defeated Miguel Cotto via technical knockout in the twelfth round, at the MGM Grand Las Vegas, in a fight billed as "Firepower". Although the bout was sanctioned as a world title fight in the welterweight division, where the weight limit is 147 pounds, Cotto agreed to fight at a catchweight of 145 pounds.[62]

Pacquiao dominated the fight, knocking Cotto down in round three and round four, before the referee stopped the fight at 0:55 of round twelve.[63] With this victory, Pacquiao took the World Boxing Organization (WBO) Welterweight World Title and WBO Super Champion belts, to become the first seven-division world champion, the first fighter in boxing history to win world titles in seven different weight divisions.[64] Pacquiao also won the first and special WBC Diamond Championship belt.[65] This belt was created as an honorary championship exclusively to award the winner of a historic fight between two high-profile boxers.[66] After the fight, promoter Bob Arum stated "Pacquiao is the greatest boxer I've ever seen, and I've seen them all, including Ali, Hagler and Sugar Ray Leonard."[67] Miguel Cotto said in a post fight interview: "Miguel Cotto comes to boxing to fight the biggest names, and Manny is one of the best boxers we have of all time."

The fight generated 1.25 million buys and $70 million in domestic pay-per-view revenue, making it the most watched boxing event of 2009.[68] Pacquiao earned around $22 million for his part in the fight, whilst Cotto earned around $12 million.[68] Pacquiao–Cotto also generated a live gate of $8,847,550 from an official crowd of 15,930.[68]

On November 20, 2009, in a simple rites at the Quirino Grandstand, President Macapagal-Arroyo conferred Pacquiao the Order of Sikatuna with the rank of Datu (Grand Cross) with Gold distinction (Katangiang Ginto) which usually bestowed to foreign diplomats and heads of state. It was awarded to Pacquiao for winning his historical seventh weight division world title.[69]

Following the victory against Cotto, there was much public demand for a fight between the seven-division world champion Manny Pacquiao (the number-one pound-for-pound boxer) and the five-division world champion Floyd Mayweather, Jr. (the number-two and former number-one pound-for-pound boxer). Pacquiao reportedly agreed to fight Mayweather on March 13, 2010, for a split of $50 million up front.[70] And it was later agreed that the venue for the fight would be the MGM Grand Las Vegas. However, the bout was put in jeopardy due to disagreements about Olympic-style drug testing. The Mayweather camp wanted random blood testing by the United States Anti-Doping Agency,[71] whereas Pacquiao refused to have any blood testing within 30 days from the fight, because he thought it would weaken him, but he was willing to have blood taken from him before the 30-day window as well as immediately after the fight.[72] Freddie Roach, on the other hand, commented that he would not allow blood to be taken from Pacquiao one week before the fight.[73][74] In an attempt to resolve their differences, the two camps went through a process of mediation before a retired judge. After the mediation process Mayweather agreed to a 14-day no blood testing window. However, Pacquiao refused and instead only agreed to a 24-day no blood testing window.[75] Consequently, on January 7, 2010, Pacquiao's promoter Bob Arum declared that the fight was officially off.[76]

Because of Pacquiao's reluctance to submit to random blood testing to the extent requested by Mayweather, and despite lack of evidence, the Mayweather camp repeated their suggestion that Pacquiao was using banned substances, which resulted in Pacquiao filing a lawsuit for defamation, seeking damages in excess of 75,000 dollars.[77] The lawsuit cited accusations made by Floyd Mayweather, Jr., Floyd Mayweather Sr., Roger Mayweather, Oscar De La Hoya, and Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer.[77][78]

Manny Pacquiao and Joshua Clottey shortly after the weigh in for their fight in Dallas, Texas. In the background are Bob Arum and Jerry Jones

After negotiations for the Mayweather fight fell through, other boxers were considered to replace Mayweather as Pacquiao's next opponent, including former light welterweight champion Paul Malignaggi,[79] and WBA World Super Welterweight champion Yuri Foreman.[80] However, Pacquiao chose to fight former IBF Welterweight World Champion Joshua Clottey instead.

On March 13, 2010, at the Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, Pacquiao defeated Clottey via unanimous decision to retain his WBO Welterweight World Title belt. The judges scored the fight 120–108, 119–109 and 119–109, all in favor of Pacquiao.[81] During the fight, Pacquiao threw a total of 1231 punches (a career high), but landed just 246, as most were blocked by Clottey's tight defense. On the other hand, Clottey threw a total of 399 punches, landing 108.[82]

The fight was rewarded with a paid crowd of 36,371 and a gate of $6,359,985, according to post-fight tax reports filed with Texas boxing regulators.[83] Counting complimentary tickets delivered to sponsors, media outlets and others, the Dallas fight attracted 41,843,[83] well short of the 50,994 that was previously announced,[84] but still an epic number for boxing. In addition, the bout drew 700,000 pay-per-view buys and earned $35.3 million in domestic revenue.[85]

Manny Pacquiao was named as the Fighter of the Decade for years 2000–2009 by the Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA). This award was presented by legendary boxer Joe Frazier, who was also a recipient of the award himself back in 1978 for defeating Muhammad Ali. Aside from this prestigious recognition, he was also named as the Sugar Ray Robinson Fighter of the Year for 2009, having received the same honor in 2006 and 2008. The awards ceremony was held at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City on June 4, 2010.[6]

After his victory over Clottey, Pacquiao was expected to return to boxing in late 2010 with a possible matchup against Floyd Mayweather Jr. It was later reported that Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer and Top Rank Chief Bob Arum worked out a '"Super Fight" between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. However, complications arose when Mayweather requested Pacquiao undergo random blood and urine testing up until the fight day. Pacquiao responded that he would agree to undergo blood and urine testing up until 14 days before the fight (as requested by Mayweather in the first round of negotiations), stating that giving blood too close to the fight day would weaken him. On May 13, 2010, Pacquiao's promoter Bob Arum announced that he had penciled in November 13, 2010 as the date of Manny Pacquiao's next fight, possibly against Mayweather. However, the stumbling block over demands that Pacquiao submit to Olympic-level random drug testing put the fight in jeopardy.[86]

On June 12, 2010, the President of Golden Boy Promotions, Oscar De La Hoya, stated during an interview with a Spanish network that the deal for the fight was very close and the negotiation process has been very difficult.[87] On June 30, 2010, Arum announced that the management of both sides had agreed to terms, that all points had been settled (including Pacquiao agreeing to submit to both blood and urine testing) and only the signature of Floyd Mayweather, Jr. was needed to seal the deal that could have earned both fighters at least $40 million each. Mayweather was then given a two-week deadline for the fight contract to be signed.[88] Arum also announced that Pacquiao accepted the terms of the random drug testing, blood and urine, leading up to the fight.[89]

On July 15, 2010, Bob Arum announced that Pacquiao's camp would give Mayweather until Friday midnight to sign the fight. The next day the Top Rank website embedded a countdown clock on their website with the heading "Money" Time: Mayweather's Decision.[90] On July 17, 2010, Arum announced that there was no word from Mayweather's camp and the deal for a November 13, 2010 fight with Mayweather Jr. was not reached.

On July 19, 2010, Leonard Ellerbe, one of Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s closest advisers, denied that negotiations for a super fight between Mayweather and Pacquiao had ever taken place. Ellerbe stated that Bob Arum was not telling the truth.[91] Bob Arum responded, questioning that if there was no negotiation, then who imposed the gag order (referring to a gag order about the negotiation allegedly imposed on both camps) and who could there be a gag order from if there were no negotiations. He also criticized Oscar De La Hoya and his Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer for denying that negotiations took place, when De La Hoya himself had previously stated that they were "very, very close in finalizing the contracts".[92] Arum revealed that HBO Sports President Ross Greenburg acted as the mediator between Mayweather’s handlers and those of Pacquiao’s from Top Rank Promotions.[93] On July 26, 2010, Ross Greenburg said in a statement that he has been negotiating with a representative from each side since May 2, 2010, carefully trying to put the fight together and he did in fact act as a go-between in negotiations with the two sides, but they were unable to come to an agreement, contradicting what Arum and the Pacquiao camp had said.[94][95] Floyd Mayweather Jr., after the second negotiation had been officially declared off, told the Associated Press that he had fought sixty days ago and that he was not interested in rushing into anything and was not really thinking about boxing at the moment.[96] Almost a year later, on July 8, 2011, Manny Pacquiao's top adviser Michael Koncz confirmed that Pacquiao had in fact never agreed to testing up until fight day, which contradicted what Bob Arum and the Pacquiao camp had been saying for well over a year.[97]

Light Middleweight

On July 23, 2010, Bob Arum announced that Pacquiao would fight Antonio Margarito on November 13, 2010. The fight for the vacant WBC Super Welterweight World Title gave Pacquiao the chance to win a world title in his eighth weight class, the light middleweight or super welterweight division.[98] A catchweight of 150 pounds was established for the fight although the weight limit for the light middleweight division is 154 pounds. During the pre-fight, Pacquiao weighed in at a low 144.6 pounds, while Margarito weighed in at the limit of 150 pounds. Pacquiao said he was pleased with his weight because he loses too much speed when he gains pounds. During the fight itself, Pacquiao weighed 148 lbs, 17 pounds lighter than Margarito's 165.[99]

Prior to the fight, Pacquiao's team demanded to the Texas officials to test Margarito for banned substances after a weight loss supplement, reportedly Hydroxycut, was found in his locker. It was stated that the officials would undergo testing for both boxers after the fight.[100] In the fight, Pacquiao defeated Margarito via unanimous decision, using his superior handspeed and movement to win his 8th world title in as many divisions. In the penultimate round, Pacquiao implored referee Laurence Cole several times to stop the fight as Margarito had a swollen face and a large cut beneath the right eye, but the referee let the fight continue.[101] Margarito had to be taken directly to the hospital after the fight, where it was discovered his orbital bone had been fractured; he had to undergo surgery.[102]

On November 22, 2010, after winning world title in his eighth weight division, Pacquiao was awarded with another Congressional Medal of Distinction from his fellow congressmen led by House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte during the ceremony at the Philippine House of Representatives.[103]

Because Pacquiao had no plans to defend the WBC Super Welterweight World Title that he won against Margarito, the WBC Board of Governors voted to declare the title vacant.[104]

Second Return to Welterweight

On May 7, 2011, Pacquiao successfully defended his WBO World Welterweight title against three-division world champion Shane Mosley via lopsided unanimous decision at the MGM Grand Arena. Rapper LL Cool J performed as Mosley entered first the arena, while vocalist Jimi Jamison of the rock band Survivor sang "Eye of the Tiger" as Pacquiao approached the ring. Pacquiao knocked Mosley down in the third round using a one-two capped with a left straight. Mosley was left dazed by the knockdown but managed to stand up.[105] Mosley floored Pacquiao in the tenth round with a push, but referee Kenny Bayless inexplicably ruled it a knockdown. None of the judges seemed to have bought it judging from the scores. Replays showed that Pacquiao was throwing a punch off balance, had his right foot stepped on by Mosley's left foot and went down with a little help from Mosley's right hand. Bayless apologized to Pacquiao after the fight for the mistake. Pacquiao gained one-sided verdicts from all three judges – 119–108, 120–108 and 120–107.[106] Pacquiao reported that the only thing preventing him from knocking out Mosley was a cramp in his legs. Freddie Roach said that Pacquiao had problems with cramping before but usually in training sessions and not in the middle of bouts.[107] After the fight, there was much controversy over Shane Mosley reportedly told Floyd Mayweather that he should have made Pacquiao "take the test".[108]

Bob Arum talked about having Pacquiao's next bout at the MGM Grand on November 5, 2011 or across town at the Thomas and Mack Center on November 12, 2011. Arum listed Juan Manuel Marquez as the first choice and then mentioned Timothy Bradley and Zab Judah as other options.[109]

Third fight against Juan Manuel Márquez

Pacquiao's promoter Bob Arum stated that a third meeting with Márquez could happen in November 2011, providing Pacquiao defeated his next opponent opponent Shane Mosley on May 7.[110] On May 10, Márquez accepted an offer from Top Rank to fight Pacquiao for his WBO Welterweight Title at a catchweight of 144 pounds.[111] On May 18, Márquez signed the deal to fight Pacquiao for the third time on November 12 at Las Vegas.

On November 12th Marquez lost to Pacquiao via majority decision. Upon the results being announced, the crowd reaction was largely negative with thousands continuing to boo[112] as Pacquiao spoke with Max Kellerman. Tim Smith of New York's Daily News wrote that Márquez "was robbed of a decision by judges who were either blind or corrupt."[113] However, ringside punch stats showed Pacquiao landing more strikes, 176 to 138, and landing more power punches, 117 to 100. [114]Michael Woods of ESPN stated that Marquez was not robbed noting the Compubox stats, all of which favored Pacquiao.[115] It should however be noted that compubox numbers do not tell the whole story.

Professional boxing record

54 Wins (38 Knockouts), 3 Defeats (2 Knockouts), 2 Draws [116]
Res. Record Opponent Type Rd Date Location Notes
Win 54-3-2 Mexico Juan Manuel Márquez MD 12 (12) 2011-11-12 United States MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada Retained WBO World Welterweight Title.
Fight at 144-pound Catch weight.
Win 53-3-2 United States Shane Mosley UD 12 (12) 2011-05-07 United States MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada Retained WBO World Welterweight Title.
Win 52-3-2 Mexico Antonio Margarito UD 12 (12) 2010-11-13 United States Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, Texas Won vacant WBC World Super Welterweight Title.
Fight at 150-pound Catch weight.
Win 51-3-2 Ghana Joshua Clottey UD 12 (12) 2010-03-13 United States Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, Texas Retained WBO World Welterweight Title.
Win 50-3-2 Puerto Rico Miguel Ángel Cotto TKO 12 (12) 2009-11-14 United States MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada Won WBO World Welterweight Title and WBC Diamond Belt.
Fight at 145-pound Catch weight.
Win 49-3-2 United Kingdom Ricky Hatton KO 2 (12) 2009-05-02 United States MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada Won The Ring World Light Welterweight Title and IBO
Light Welterweight Title.
Win 48-3-2 United States Oscar De La Hoya TKO 8 (12) 2008-12-06 United States MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada A non-title fight. Fight at Welterweight.
Win 47-3-2 United States David Díaz TKO 9 (12) 2008-06-28 United States Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, Nevada Won WBC World Lightweight Title.
Win 46-3-2 Mexico Juan Manuel Márquez SD 12 (12) 2008-03-15 United States Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, Nevada Won vacant The Ring and WBC World Super Featherweight
Titles.
Win 45-3-2 Mexico Marco Antonio Barrera UD 12 (12) 2007-10-06 United States Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, Nevada Retained WBC International Super Featherweight Title.
Win 44-3-2 Mexico Jorge Solís KO 8 (12) 2007-04-14 United States Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas Retained WBC International Super Featherweight Title.
Win 43-3-2 Mexico Érik Morales KO 3 (12) 2006-11-18 United States Thomas and Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada Retained WBC International Super Featherweight Title.
Win 42-3-2 Mexico Óscar Larios UD 12 (12) 2006-07-02 Philippines Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City, Metro Manila Retained WBC International Super Featherweight Title.
Win 41-3-2 Mexico Érik Morales TKO 10 (12) 2006-01-21 United States Thomas and Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada Retained WBC International Super Featherweight Title.
Win 40-3-2 Mexico Héctor Velázquez TKO 6 (12) 2005-09-10 United States Staples Center, Los Angeles, California Won vacant WBC International Super Featherweight Title.
Loss 39-3-2 Mexico Érik Morales UD 12 (12) 2005-03-19 United States MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada For vacant WBC International and vacant IBA
Super Featherweight Titles.
Win 39-2-2 Thailand Fahsan Por Thawatchai TKO 4 (12) 2004-12-11 Philippines Fort Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City, Metro Manila Retained The Ring World Featherweight Title. IBF World Featherweight Title Eliminator.
Draw 38-2-2 Mexico Juan Manuel Márquez Draw 12 (12) 2004-05-08 United States MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada Retained The Ring World Featherweight Title. For WBA (Super) and IBF World Featherweight Titles.
Win 38-2-1 Mexico Marco Antonio Barrera TKO 11 (12) 2003-11-15 United States Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas Won The Ring World Featherweight Title.
Win 37-2-1 Mexico Emmanuel Lucero KO 3 (12) 2003-07-26 United States Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California Retained IBF World Super Bantamweight Title.
Win 36-2-1 Kazakhstan Serikzhan Yeshmagambetov TKO 5 (10) 2003-03-15 Philippines Rizal Park, Manila, Metro Manila A non-title fight. Fight at Featherweight.
Win 35-2-1 Thailand Fahprakorb Rakkiatgym KO 1 (12) 2002-10-26 Philippines Rizal Memorial College Gym, Davao City Retained IBF World Super Bantamweight Title.
Win 34-2-1 Colombia Jorge Eliecer Julio TKO 2 (12) 2002-06-08 United States The Pyramid, Memphis, Memphis Retained IBF World Super Bantamweight Title.
Draw 33-2-1 Dominican Republic Agapito Sánchez TD 6 (12) 2001-11-10 United States Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California Retained IBF World Super Bantamweight Title. For WBO
World Super Bantamweight Title. Bout stopped due to cut on Pacquiao's eye caused by headbutt.
Win 33-2 South Africa Lehlohonolo Ledwaba TKO 6 (12) 2001-06-23 United States MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada Won IBF World Super Bantamweight Title.
Win 32-2 Thailand Wethya Sakmuangklang KO 6 (12) 2001-04-28 Philippines Kidapawan City, Cotabato Retained WBC International Super Bantamweight Title.
Win 31-2 Japan Tetsutora Senrima TKO 5 (12) 2001-02-24 Philippines Ynares Center, Antipolo City, Rizal Retained WBC International Super Bantamweight Title.
Win 30-2 Australia Nedal Hussein TKO 10 (12) 2000-10-14 Philippines Ynares Center, Antipolo City, Rizal Retained WBC International Super Bantamweight Title.
Win 29-2 South Korea Seung-Kon Chae TKO 1 (12) 2000-06-28 Philippines Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City, Metro Manila Retained WBC International Super Bantamweight Title.
Win 28-2 Philippines Arnel Barotillo KO 4 (12) 2000-03-04 Philippines Ninoy Aquino Stadium, Manila, Metro Manila Retained WBC International Super Bantamweight Title.
Win 27-2 Philippines Reynante Jamili KO 2 (12) 1999-12-18 Philippines Elorde Sports Complex, Parañaque City, Metro Manila Won WBC International Super Bantamweight Title.
Loss 26-2 Thailand Medgoen Singsurat KO 3 (12) 1999-09-17 Thailand Pakpanag Metropolitan Stadium, Nakhon Si Thammarat Lost Lineal World Flyweight Title. He was overweight at
weigh-in, WBC World Flyweight Title was stripped.
Win 26-1 Mexico Gabriel Mira TKO 4 (12) 1999-04-24 Philippines Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City, Metro Manila Retained Lineal & WBC World Flyweight Titles.
Win 25-1 Australia Todd Makelim TKO 3 (10) 1999-02-20 Philippines Kidapawan City, Cotabato A non-title fight. Fight at Super Flyweight.
Win 24-1 Thailand Chatchai Sasakul KO 8 (12) 1998-12-04 Thailand Tonsuk College Ground, Phutthamonthon Won Lineal & WBC World Flyweight Titles.
Win 23-1 Japan Shin Terao TKO 1 (10) 1998-05-18 Japan Korakuen Hall, Tokyo
Win 22-1 Thailand Panomdej Ohyuthanakorn KO 1 (12) 1997-12-06 Philippines South Cotabato Stadium, Koronadal City, South Cotabato Retained OPBF Flyweight Title.
Win 21-1 Philippines Melvin Magramo UD 10 (10) 1997-09-13 Philippines Cebu Coliseum Cebu City, Cebu
Win 20-1 Thailand Chokchai Chockvivat KO 5 (12) 1997-06-26 Philippines Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila Won OPBF Flyweight Title.
Win 19-1 Philippines Ariel Austria TKO 6 1997-05-30 Philippines Almendras Gym, Davao City
Win 18-1 South Korea Wook-Ki Lee KO 1 (10) 1997-04-24 Philippines Ritsy's, Makati City, Metro Manila
Win 17-1 Philippines Mike Luna KO 1 (10) 1997-03-03 Philippines Muntinlupa City, Metro Manila
Win 16-1 South Korea Sung-Yul Lee TKO 2 1996-12-28 Philippines Muntinlupa City, Metro Manila
Win 15-1 Indonesia Ippo Gala TKO 2 1996-07-27 Philippines Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila
Win 14-1 Philippines Bert Batiller TKO 4 1996-06-15 Philippines General Santos City, South Cotabato
Win 13-1 Philippines John Medina TKO 4 1996-05-05 Philippines Malabon City, Metro Manila
Win 12-1 Philippines Marlon Carillo UD 10 (10) 1996-04-27 Philippines Ramada Hotel, Manila, Metro Manila
Loss 11-1 Philippines Rustico Torrecampo KO 3 1996-02-09 Philippines Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila Pacquiao was a lb over the specified catchweight of 111 lbs.
He was penalized by wearing heavier gloves.
Win 11-0 Philippines Lito Torrejos UD 5 1996-01-13 Philippines Parañaque City, Metro Manila
Win 10-0 Philippines Rolando Toyogon UD 10 (10) 1995-12-09 Philippines Sampaloc Metro Manila
Win 9-0 Philippines Rudolfo Fernandez TKO 3 (10) 1995-11-11 Philippines Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila
Win 8-0 Philippines Renato Mendones TKO 2 (8) 1995-10-21 Philippines Puerto Princesa City, Palawan
Win 7-0 Philippines Lolito Laroa UD 8 (8) 1995-10-07 Philippines Makati City, Metro Manila
Win 6-0 Philippines Armando Rocil KO 3 1995-09-16 Philippines Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila
Win 5-0 Philippines Acasio Simbajon UD 6 (6) 1995-08-03 Philippines Mandaluyong Sports Complex, Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila
Win 4-0 Philippines Dele Decierto TKO 2 1995-07-01 Philippines Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila
Win 3-0 Philippines Rocky Palma UD 6 (6) 1995-05-01 Philippines Montano Hall, Cavite City, Cavite
Win 2-0 Philippines Pinoy Montejo UD 4 (4) 1995-03-18 Philippines Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro
Win 1-0 Philippines Edmund Enting Ignacio UD 4 (4) 1995-01-22 Philippines Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro Professional boxing debut at Light Flyweight division.

Titles in boxing

Major World Titles:

Minor World Title:

Lineal Championship Titles:

Regional/International Titles:

  • OPBF Flyweight Champion (112 lbs)
  • WBC Super Bantamweight International Champion (122 lbs)
  • WBC Super Featherweight International Champion (130 lbs)

Special Titles:

  • WBC Emeritus Champion
  • WBC Diamond Champion
  • WBO Super Champion

Acting career

Manny Pacquiao
Born Emmanuel Dapidran Pacquiao
Other names Manny, Pacman
Occupation Professional Boxer, Actor, Politician
Years active 2000 – Present

Pacquiao started his acting career as an extra in some local films and guest appearances on ABS-CBN shows.

In December 2005 Pacquiao took his first lead role in Violett Films' Lisensyadong Kamao (Licensed Fist).[117] The movie is titled so because (according to director Tony Bernal), being a Boxer, Pacquiao is licensed to use his hands.[citation needed]

In 2008, Pacquiao starred with Ara Mina and Valerie Concepcion in Anak ng Kumander (Son of Commander). The movie was not a commercial success and was panned by critics.[citation needed]

Pacquiao starred in the superhero/comedy film entitled Wapakman, which was released on December 25, 2009 as an entry to the 2009 Metro Manila Film Festival.[118] Like his previous films Wapakman was not commercially successful.[119]

Upon the expiration of his contract with ABS-CBN, Pacquiao signed with GMA Network as an actor in September 2007. On December 17, 2007, he taped his first episode of the networks infotainment show Pinoy Records.[120] His other projects with the network included Totoy Bato and the sitcom Show Me Da Manny in which his mother, Dionesia, also appeared.

American actor Sylvester Stallone is reportedly in talks with Pacquiao over co-starring in one of Stallone's future films, which is in the planning stages. The film would be Pacquiao's Hollywood debut.[121]

In 2011, Pacquiao appeared on Tosh.0 in which he was paired in a fight with Daniel Tosh. It resulted in Pacquiao winning in one punch.

Political career

Emmanuel D. Pacquiao
Member of the Philippine House of Representatives from Sarangani's Lone District
Incumbent
Assumed office
June 30, 2010
Preceded by Erwin L. Chiongbian
Personal details
Political party Liberal Party (2007, 2010)
Kabalikat ng Malayang Pilipino (2008)
Nacionalista Party (2009–2010)
People's Champ Movement (2010)
Residence Kiamba, Sarangani
Alma mater Notre Dame of Dadiangas University
Profession Professional Boxer, Actor
Religion Roman Catholic
Website www.congress.gov.ph

2007 Election

On February 12, 2007, Pacquiao officially announced that he would be running for a seat in the House of Representatives in the May 2007 legislative election as a candidate of the Liberal Party, aiming to represent the 1st District of South Cotabato.[122] Pacquiao, who has been known to be supportive of the administration of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, said that he was persuaded to run by local officials of General Santos City, who hoped he would act as a bridge between their interests and the national government.[122] Pacquiao was defeated in the election by incumbent Rep. Darlene Antonino-Custodio, who said, "More than anything, I think, people weren't prepared to lose him as their boxing icon".[123]

2007 Philippine House of Representatives election at South Cotabato's 1st district
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
NPC Darlene Antonino-Custodio 139,061 64.49%
Liberal Manny Pacquiao 75,908 35.51%
Valid votes 214,969 100.00%
NPC hold

In September 2008, Pacquiao was sworn in as member of Kabalikat ng Malayang Pilipino (KAMPI), a pro-administration political party.

2010 Election

On November 21, 2009, Pacquiao confirmed that he would run again for the congressional seat but this time in Sarangani province, the hometown of his wife Jinkee.[124] He originally planned to run for congress under his own party, the People's Champ Movement, but has since joined the Nacionalista Party headed by Manny Villar. Villar said arrangements were made to accommodate Pacquiao’s People’s Champ Movement in a coalition with the Nacionalista Party for the May 2010 elections in Sarangani.[125]

On May 13, 2010, Pacquiao was officially proclaimed congressman of the lone district of Sarangani. He scored a landslide victory over the wealthy and politically well-entrenched Chiongbian clan that had been in power in the province for more than thirty years. Pacquiao got 120,052 votes while his opponent for the seat, Roy Chiongbian, got 60,899 votes.[126]

2010 Philippine House of Representatives election at Sarangani
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
PCM Manny Pacquiao 120,052 66.35%
SARRO Roy Chiongbian 60,899 33.65%
Valid votes 180,591 97.57%
Invalid or blank votes 4,499 2.43%
Totals 180,951 100.00%
PCM gain from SARRO

On June 28, 2010, Pacquiao took his oath of office as congressman before Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonio T. Carpio in the Provincial Capitol of Sarangani in Municipality of Alabel. He announced that he will transfer to President-elect Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III's Liberal Party from Nacionalista Party as he wants to ensure the entry of more projects to his province.[127]

In popular culture

A film based on Pacquiao's life, Pacquiao: The Movie, was released on June 21, 2006, featuring Filipino actor Jericho Rosales as Manny Pacquiao and was directed by Joel Lamangan.[128] The film flopped at the box office, grossing a total of only P4,812,191 (approximately US$99,322), as confirmed by Lamangan.

Pacquiao is featured in the boxing video games Fight Night Round 2, Fight Night Round 3, Fight Night Round 4 and Fight Night Champion. EA Sports released a limited edition demo of Fight Night Round 4, featuring Pacquiao and Ricky Hatton prior to their May 2 fight.[129]

Pacquiao became the first Filipino athlete to appear on a postage stamp.[130]

Pacquiao became the first Filipino Olympic non-participant to be Team Philippines’ flag-bearer during the August 8 opening ceremonies of the 2008 Summer Olympics at the Beijing National Stadium. Swimmer Miguel Molina, 2005 Southeast Asian Games’ Best Male Athlete, yielded the honor to Pacquiao, upon the request of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to the national sports officials on the Philippines at the 2008 Summer Olympics.[131]

Pacquiao plays basketball as a cross-training to keep himself in shape. He is playing in the semi-professional basketball league, Liga Pilipinas, with the team he owns, the MP-Gensan Warriors. He made his debut in the Smart-Liga Pilipinas Conference II in January 16, 2009. He wears jersey number 17.[132]

Pacquiao became an honorary member of Boston Celtics. The honorary membership was bestowed on him in a brief ceremony and he was presented with a replica of a green and white Celtics jersey bearing his name and number 1.[133] As a measure of gratitude, Pacquiao delivered a stockpile of red autographed boxing gloves to TD Garden. On March 10, 2010, prior to the night's game with Memphis Grizzlies, many of the Celtics had a special motivational gift waiting for them in their lockers.[134]

With his popularity, various business sectors have solicited Manny Pacquiao's help in endorsing their products through commercial advertisements in print and in broadcast media. These include detergents, medicines, foods, beverage, garments, telecommunications, and even a political ad for politicians during the 2007 and 2010 Philippine elections. His most acclaimed commercials yet were for Nike's "Fast Forward" campaign (alongside Tiger Woods, Kobe Bryant, Maria Sharapova, Roger Federer, Cristiano Ronaldo and Liu Xiang)[135] and San Miguel Beer with Jet Li[136] and Érik Morales.[137]

Pacquiao has been included by Time Magazine as one of the world's most influential people for the year 2009, for his exploits in boxing and his influence among the Filipino people.[138] Pacquiao was also included by Forbes Magazine in its annual Celebrity 100 list for the year 2009, joining Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie and fellow athletes Tiger Woods and Bryant.[139] Forbes also listed Pacquiao as the World's 6th Highest Paid Athlete, with a total of 40 Million Dollars ($40,000,000.00) or 2 Billion Pesos (₱2,000,000,000.00) from the second half of 2008 to the first half of 2009. Tied with him on the sixth spot was the NBA player LeBron James and golfer Phil Mickelson.[140] Pacquiao was again included in Forbes' list of Highest Paid Athletes from the second half of 2009 to the first half of 2010; he was ranked 8th with an income of $42 million.[141] Pacquiao had also won the 2009 ESPY Awards for the Best Fighter category, beating fellow boxer Shane Mosley and Brazilian mixed martial arts fighters Lyoto Machida and Anderson Silva.[142] More recently, ESPN Magazine reported that Pacquiao is one of the two top earning athletes for 2010, alongside American Major League baseball player Alex Rodriguez. According to the magazine's annual salary report of athletes, Pacquiao earned $32 million (approximately PhP 1.38 billion) for his two 2010 boxing matches against Clottey and Margarito.[143]

Pacquiao has also graced the cover of Time Magazine Asia for their November 16, 2009 issue. According to their five-page feature story, "(Pacquiao is) a fighter with enough charisma, intelligence and backstory to help rescue a sport lost in the labyrinth of pay-per-view. Global brands like Nike want him in their ads." They also added, "Pacquiao has a myth of origin equal to that of any Greek or Roman hero. He leaves the Philippines to make it even bigger, conquering the world again and again to bring back riches to his family and friends."[142][144] He became the eighth Filipino to grace the cover of the prestigious magazine, after former Philippine presidents Manuel L. Quezon, Ramon Magsaysay, Ferdinand Marcos, Corazon Aquino, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, Benigno Aquino III and Filipino actress and environmentalist Chin Chin Gutierrez. Pacquiao was also featured on the cover of Reader’s Digest Asia, where a seven-page story was written about the Filipino boxing superstar. The issue came out before Pacquiao’s epic match against De La Hoya on November 2008.

Recognitions

International:

National:

Filmography

Year Film Role Other Notes
2000 Di Ko Kayang Tanggapin Dong
2001 Mahal Kita... Kahit Sino Ka Pa!
2001 Basagan ng Mukha Dodong
2005 Lisensyadong Kamao Ambrosio "Bruce" Lerio
2008 Anak ng Kumander Kumander Idel Writer/Producer
2008 Brown Soup Thing Cousin Manny
2008 Pangarap Kong Jackpot Abel segment "Sa Ngalan ng Busabos"
2009 Wapakman Magno Meneses/Wapakman
Year Television Shows Role Other Notes
2004 Walang Bakas Himself (uncredited)
2004 No Fear: The Manny Pacquiao Story Himself Video documentary
2004 The People's Champion Himself Video documentary
2005 Kamao: Matira Ang Matibay Himself – Host
2005 Ok Fine Whatever Himself – Guest
2006 Ako ang Simula Himself TV documentary
2007 The Battle of Cebu: Moment of Truth Himself – Crowd
2009 Kababayan LA: Manny Pacquiao Specials Himself
2009 Pinoy Records Himself – Host
2009 Totoy Bato Emmanuel
2009 Show Me Da Manny Manny Santos
2009 Rome is Burning Himself – Correspondent Episode dated May 1
2009 Jimmy Kimmel Live Himself – Guest Episode dated November 3
2009 MMA H.E.A.T. Himself Episode dated November 12
2010 Jimmy Kimmel Live Himself – Guest Episode dated March 3
2010 HBO Boxing After Dark Himself – Audience Member Episode dated June 18
2010 ESPN Friday Night Fights Himself Episode dated July 2
2010 Jimmy Kimmel Live Himself – Guest Episode dated November 1
2010 60 Minutes Himself – Guest [168]
2011 Manny Many Prizes Himself – Host

Discography

Manny Pacquiao
Birth name Emmanuel D. Pacquiao
Origin General Santos City
Occupations Boxer, Actor, Singer, Politician
Years active 2006–present
Labels Star Records
MCA Records
GMA Records
Associated acts Lito Camo
Francis Magalona

Most of the Tagalog songs of Pacquiao were composed by Lito Camo. The following are the songs from Manny Pacquiao's albums:

  • Laban Nating Lahat Ito (2006) – under Star Records
    • "Bilog"
    • "Para Sa'Yo Ang Laban Na 'To"
    • "Pagsubok Lamang Yan"
    • "Byaheng Pag-asa"
    • "Ipakita Mo"
    • "Ikaw at Ako"
    • "Hindi Ko Kaya"
    • "Kanta Tayo"
    • "Champion Sa Kantahan"
    • "Laban Nating Lahat Ito" (feat Francis M.)
  • Pac-Man Punch (2007) – under MCA Records
    • "Pac-Man Punch" – Willie Wilcox feat. Nemesis Yankee and Manny Pacquiao
    • "Pac-Man Punch (R U Ready?)" – Willie Wilcox feat. Nemesis Yankee
    • "Pac-Man Punch (Knockout Remix)" – Willie Wilcox feat. Nemesis Yankee and Manny Pacquiao
    • "Pac-Man Punch (Minus One)"

See also

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  167. ^ abs-cbnnews.com, Pacquiao receives UAAP Sports Excellence award
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  169. ^ http://ph.news.yahoo.com/manny-pacquiao-release-sometimes-touch-235846057.html Manny Pacquiao to release "Sometimes When We Touch" – Reuters

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Awards
Preceded by
Roy Jones Jr.
BWAA Fighter of the Decade
2000–2009
Incumbent
Preceded by
Ricky Hatton
The Ring Fighter of the Year
2006
Succeeded by
Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Preceded by
Ricky Hatton
BWAA Fighter of the Year
2006
Succeeded by
Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Preceded by
Floyd Mayweather Jr.
The Ring Fighter of the Year
2008, 2009
Succeeded by
Sergio Gabriel Martínez
Preceded by
Floyd Mayweather Jr.
BWAA Fighter of the Year
2008, 2009
Succeeded by
Sergio Gabriel Martínez
Preceded by
Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Best Fighter ESPY Award
2009
Succeeded by
Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Preceded by
Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Best Fighter ESPY Award
2011
Incumbent
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Chatchai Sasakul
WBC Flyweight World Champion
December 4, 1998 – September 17, 1999
Stripped
Vacant
Title next held by
Medgoen Singsurat
Lineal Flyweight World Champion
December 4, 1998 – September 17, 1999
Succeeded by
Medgoen Singsurat
Preceded by
Lehlohonolo Ledwaba
IBF Junior Featherweight World Champion
June 23, 2001 – July 26, 2003
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Israel Vázquez
Preceded by
Marco Antonio Barrera
The Ring Featherweight World Champion
November 15, 2003 – March 19, 2005
Vacated
Vacant
Preceded by
Juan Manuel Márquez
WBC Super Featherweight World Champion
March 15, 2008 – July 16, 2008
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Humberto Soto
Vacant
Title last held by
Brian Mitchell
The Ring Junior Lightweight World Champion
March 15, 2008 – July 16, 2008
Vacated
Vacant
Preceded by
David Díaz
WBC Lightweight World Champion
June 28, 2008 – February 24, 2009
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Edwin Valero
Preceded by
Ricky Hatton
IBO Junior Welterweight World Champion
May 2, 2009 – January 15, 2010
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Chris van Heerden
The Ring Junior Welterweight World Champion
May 2, 2009 – July 26, 2010
Vacated
Vacant
Preceded by
Miguel Ángel Cotto
WBO Welterweight World Champion
(Super Champion)

November 14, 2009 – present
Incumbent
Vacant
Title last held by
Sergio Gabriel Martínez
WBC Super Welterweight World Champion
November 13, 2010 – February 8, 2011
Stripped
Vacant
Title next held by
Saúl Álvarez
House of Representatives of the Philippines
Preceded by
Erwin L. Chiongbian
Representative, Lone District of Sarangani
2010 – Present
Incumbent
Party political offices
New Political Party Chairman of People's Champ Movement
2009 – Present
Incumbent

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