22
Nov
2019

The rise of Pacquiao: Filipino faces defining night on May 2

WBC 10/03/2015

Chris Farina

Still considered to be one of the best current fighters according to “The Ring” magazine and an all time Great, Manny Pacquiao was born in December 17th, 1978 in Kibawe, Bukidnon, Philippines.

During his truly incredible professional career, Manny has conquered 7 world titles at the flyweight, super bantamweight, featherweight, super featherweight, lightweight, welterweight and super welterweight limits. He also won the World Boxing Council Diamond Champion belt defeating Puerto Rican Miguel Angel Cotto.

“Pac-Man” made his incursion into boxing at the tender age of sweet sixteen, brushing up the light flyweight division. He made his professional debut in 1995 fighting against Edmund Enting Ignacio. With his “Punch” and his lightning speed, Manny was, is and forever will be one helluva big hit with fight fans.

Manny won the WBC flyweight crown, defeating to Chatchai Sasakul, by KO in the 8th round on December 4th, 1998.

Manny then climbed the divisions ladder reaching the super welterweight category, of which he become Champion, defeating via unanimous decision, WBC champion, Antonio Margarito.

Manny’s extraordinary and highly successful life, isn’t just limited or confined to the boxing ring. He’s become a Congressman, an actor and a basketball player.

But that’s all on temporary hold! Fully committed to his fans and career, the Philippine fighter has only one thing on his mind and it’s a different form of slam dunk, which he wants to bring to bear on Floyd Mayweather’s undefeated career and dent that Pound for Pound halo the American possesses.

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