On Monday, Senator Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao visited the campus of the University of Oxford to speak to the Oxford Union at their invitation.
Pacquiao, an eight-weight world champion, accepted an invitation to address the people on a UK visit.
The Oxford Union has a rich history. Founded in 1823, it has grown to become the most prestigious student society in the world.
The Oxford Union, the largest society at the University of Oxford, has hosted world leaders in every field, including Albert Einstein and Winston Churchill.
Also, Malcolm X, Mother Teresa, the Dalai Lama, Roger Bannister, and former U.S. Presidents Reagan, Nixon and Carter, to name a few.
Pacquiao (60-7-2, 39 KOs), who hails from Sarangani Province in the Philippines, is the only sitting Congressman and Senator to win a world title.
After serving two terms as congressman, Pacquiao was elected to a Philippine Senate seat in May 2016, capturing over 16 million votes nationally.
Pacquiao’s boxing resume features victories over current and future Hall of Famers, including Oscar De La Hoya and Ricky Hatton. Also, Marco Antonio Barrera, Erik Morales, Miguel Cotto, Shane Mosley, and Juan Manuel Marquez.
A three-time Fighter of the Year and the Boxing Writers Association of America’s reigning Fighter of the Decade. Pacquiao regained the welterweight title for a fourth time on July 15 by knocking out defending WBA world champion Lucas Matthyssee.
The fight took place at Axiata Arena in Kuala Lampur, Malaysia.
Philippine President Rodrigo R. Duerte and Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammad were in attendance, marking the first time two heads of state attended a championship-boxing event.