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FORBES UNDER 3. 0 SUMMIT ASIA 2. Manny Pacquiao holds the distinction of being the first Filipino boxer to win world boxing titles in eight different weight divisions, and is considered one of the world's best professional prizefighters. Watch Requiem For The American Dream Online Hitfix there. SYNOPSISBorn in the Philippines in 1. Manny Pacquiao began boxing professionally at age 1. After beating Thailand's Chatchai Sasakul to win the WBC flyweight championship in 1.
Along with his boxing career, Pacquiao has twice been elected to the Philippine House of Representatives. EARLY LIFEFilipino world boxing champion Emmanuel Dapidran Pacquiao was born on December 1. Dionesia Dapidran- Pacquiao and Rosalio Pacquiao. He was raised in Kibawe, which is located in the Bukidnon province of Mindanao, Philippines.
When he was a teenager, Pacquiao left his family and boarded a ship to Manila, Philippines, in hopes of training as a boxer and launching a career in the sport. Not long after, in January of 1. Watch Europa Report Mediafire. Edmund Ignacio. Pacquiao won the fight in four rounds, in a unanimous decision.
The victory propelled him on a successful boxing run that would encompass the better part of two decades. BOXING CAREERIn December 1.
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Pacquiao won a bout against Chatchai Sasakul of Thailand, taking the World Boxing Council flyweight title—his first major championship. Moving to a higher weight division, he scored a sixth- round technical knockout of Lehlo Ledwaba in 2.
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International Boxing Federation junior featherweight title. He went on to win several high- profile bouts in the years thereafter, claiming world titles in a total of eight different weight divisions. Ten years after his win against Sasakul, in December 2. Pacquiao was named victor of an eight- round, non- title welterweight bout against famed American boxer Oscar De La Hoya. The fight generated nearly $7. Pacquiao's fights since the early 2.
Pacquiao went on to fight United Kingdom boxing star Ricky Hatton in May 2. Las Vegas. Pacquiao won the fight by a knockout in the second round, taking The Ring's junior welterweight championship. Later that year, in November, he beat Puerto Rico's Miguel Cotto in a 1. World Boxing Organization welterweight title—an honor he defended in 2.
Ghanaian boxer Joshua Clottey in a 1. On June 9, 2. 01. Pacquiao lost a 1. American boxer Timothy Bradley, in a 1. The fight was an incredible upset for boxing fans, as Pacquiao had won seven rounds to Bradley's five.
The fight, broadcast on pay- per- view, was watched by thousands of fans worldwide. The judges' decision spurred wide speculation, as both critics and fans argued that Pacquiao should have been named the victor. That December, Pacquiao suffered another difficult defeat. He was knocked out by Juan Manuel Marquez in the sixth round of their welterweight bout in Las Vegas. Pacquiao explained his loss by saying "I just got hit by a punch I didn't see," according to the New York Daily News. Pacquiao's impeccable footwork, speed and quick jabs have kept boxing fans on their feet.
And his endearing smile, charm and chiseled physique have only helped to boost his public appeal. In 2. 00. 3, he was voted the Philippines' Person of the Year over President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. He was also named "Fighter of the Decade" for the 2. Boxing Writers Association of America, among various other honors. Following a win over Brandon Rios in November 2. Pacquiao emerged the victor in an April 2. Bradley to regain the WBO welterweight title.
He then scored his third straight win by holding off Chris Algieri in November. In February 2. 01. Pacquiao would fight undefeated American Floyd Mayweather at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 2, 2. Billed the "Fight of the Century," the long- anticipated bout between the era's two signature boxers brought in a record purse via gate receipts and pay- per- view buys. Despite fighting with an injured right shoulder, Pacquiao gamely went after Mayweather but was unable to land many effective punches. He lost a unanimous decision to drop his record to 5. In November 6, 2.
Manny reclaimed the WBO welterweight belt when he defeated Jessie Vargas in yet another memorable bout in Las Vegas. Last July 2, he lost to Australian fighter Jeff Horn in a highly- contested and controversial unanimous decision, in a fight dubbed ‘Battle of Brisbane’ held at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.
POLITICS AND ENTERTAINMENTIn 2. Pacquiao made his first attempt to enter politics, running for a seat in the House of Representatives of the Philippines. He was defeated by incumbent Rep. Darlene Antonino- Custodio, and returned to life as a full- time boxer.
In 2. 00. 9, however, Pacquiao formed a new Filipino political party, the People's Champ Movement, and again ran for a legislative seat. He won in a landslide, beating opponent Roy Chiongbian to become the Sarangani province representative in May 2.
Three years later, he earned a second term after running unopposed for re- election. In June 2. 01. 6, Pacquiao was elected as a senator and will serve a six- year term until 2. Pacquiao, while mostly focused on being a boxer and a politician, is listed as the head coach of the basketball team Mahindra Enforcer. He was also drafted onto the team as 1.
PBA draft, making him the oldest rookie drafted, as well as the shortest player and the first dual- sport athlete in the Philippine Basketball Association. Along with his boxing and political careers, Pacquiao has shown off his vocal abilities by releasing two albums and collaborating on other tracks. He has appeared in several movies, and starred in the Philippine sitcom Show Me Da Manny from 2. A documentary about his life, Manny, was released in the United States in early 2. Pacquiao's wife, Jinkee, was elected vice governor of Sarangani in 2. They have five children together.