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Manny Pacquiao

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Real name Emmanuel Dapidran Pacquiao
Nickname(s) Pac-Man
The Mexi-cutioner
The People's Champion
Pambansang Kamao ("National Fist")
Rated at Lightweight
Height 5 ft 6.5 in (1.69 m)
Nationality Filipino
Birth date December 17, 1978 (age 30)
Birth place Kibawe, Bukidnon, Philippines[1]
Stance Southpaw
Boxing record
Total fights 53
Wins 48
Wins by KO 36
Losses 3
Draws 2

Emmanuel Dapidran Pacquiao (IPA: /'pækjaʊ/; born December 17, 1978), known as
Manny "Pac-Man" Pacquiao is a professional Filipino boxer. He is currently the WBC
Lightweight Champion. He is the former WBC super featherweight world champion, IBF
super bantamweight world champion, and WBC flyweight world champion. He has also
held the Ring Magazine titles for featherweight and super featherweight. For his
achievements, he became the first Filipino boxer to win four world titles in four different
weight divisions. He is currently rated by the Ring Magazine as the #1 pound-for-pound
boxer in the world.Contents [hide]
1 Personal life
2 Early career
3 Pacquiao's rise
3.1 1st fight with Barrera
3.2 1st fight with Marquez
3.3 1st fight with Morales
3.4 WBC International Super Featherweight Title
3.5 2nd bout with Morales
3.6 Oscar Larios
3.7 Final bout with Morales
3.8 Jorge Solis
3.9 2nd bout with Barrera
3.10 Other events
3.11 Rematch with Marquez
3.12 WBC Lightweight Championship
3.13 The Dream Match (Pacquiao vs. De La Hoya)
3.14 Pacquiao vs. Hatton
4 Pacquiao in popular culture
5 Politics
6 Other media
7 Full boxing record
8 Titles
9 Recognitions
10 See also
11 References
12 External links

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Personal life

Pacquiao was born in Kibawe, Bukidnon, Mindanao and currently resides in his home
town General Santos City, South Cotabato, Philippines.[2] He is married to Jinkee
Pacquiao[3] and they have four children, namely Emmanuel Jr., or Jimwell, and Michael,
who are both 9 years old, followed by Mary Divine Grace, or Princess, who is 2, and the
latest addition, Queen Elizabeth or Queenie, who was born last December 30, 2008.[4][5]

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Early career

Pacquiao started his professional boxing career at the age of 16 at 106 lbs (light
flyweight). His early 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 4-round
bout against Edmund "Enting" Ignacio on January 22, 1995, which Pacquiao won via
decision, becoming an instant star of the program. Close friend Mark Penaflorida's death
in 1994 spurred the young Pacquiao to pursue a professional boxing career.

His weight increased from 106 to 113 lbs before losing in his 12th bout against Rustico
Torrecampo via a third-round knockout (KO). Pacquiao had not made the weight. So he
was forced to use heavier gloves than Torrecampo, thereby putting Pacquiao at a
disadvantage.[6]

Shortly after the Torrecampo fight, Pacquiao settled at 112 lbs, winning the WBC
Flyweight title over Chatchai Sasakul in the eighth round only to lose it in his second
defense against Medgoen Singsurat or Medgoen 3K Battery, via a third-round knockout
on a bout held at Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand. Technically, Pacquiao lost the belt at
the scales as he surpassed the weight limit of 112 lbs (51 kg).

Following his loss to Singsurat, Pacquiao gained weight anew. This time, Pacquiao went
to the super bantamweight division of 122 lbs (55 kg), where he picked up the WBC
International Super Bantamweight title. He defended the title five times before his chance
for a world title fight came.

Pacquiao's big break came on June 23, 2001, against IBF Super Bantamweight champion
Lehlohonolo Ledwaba. Pacquiao stepped into the fight as a late replacement and won the
fight by technical knockout to become the IBF Super Bantamweight champion on a bout
held at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada. He defended this title five times and fought to
a sixth-round draw against Agapito Sanchez in a bout that was stopped early after
Pacquiao received 2 headbutts.

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Pacquiao's rise

Manny Pacquiao and his trainer Freddie Roach at Pacquiao's Christmas and birthday
bash, Los Angeles, CA.

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1st fight with Barrera

Pacquiao went on to defend his title four times with expert training from Freddie Roach
at the Wild Card Gym, improving his hand speed and mental preparation before the
match that many consider to have defined his career, a bout against Marco Antonio
Barrera. Pacquiao, moving up in weight and in his first fight ever in the featherweight
division, brought his power with him and defeated Barrera via a TKO in the 11th round at
the Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas. Although this fight was not recognized as a title
fight by any sanctioning bodies, Pacquiao was recognized as world champion by Ring
Magazine after his victory,[7] and he held that title until relinquishing it in 2005.

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1st fight with Marquez

Only 6 months removed from his win over Barrera, Pacquiao went on to challenge
another respected Mexican counterpuncher, Juan Manuel Márquez, then holder of the
World Boxing Association (WBA) and International Boxing Federation (IBF)
Featherweight titles. The fight held at the MGM Grand ended in a controversial draw
after he knocked down Márquez three times in the first round but lost most of the latter
rounds. One of the judges later admitted to making an error in the scorecards because he
scored the first round as "10-7" in favor of Pacquiao instead of the standard "10-6" for a
three-knockdown round.

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1st fight with Morales

Manny once again moved up another division from 126 to 130 lbs to fight another
Mexican legend, three-time division champion Érik Morales on March 19, 2005, at the
MGM Grand. However, this time around, at his first fight in the superfeatherweight
division, Pacquiao lost the 12-round match by a unanimous decision from the judges.

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WBC International Super Featherweight Title

On September 10, 2005, Manny Pacquiao knocked out Héctor Velázquez, capturing the
WBC International Super Featherweight title in the process, in a fight held at the Staples
Center in Los Angeles, California.

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2nd bout with Morales

Pacquiao defeated Morales via a 10th-round KO in a much-anticipated rematch on
January 21, 2006 in Las Vegas at Thomas and Mack Center.

[edit]
Oscar Larios

On July 2, 2006, Pacquiao defeated Oscar Larios, a two-time superbantamweight
champion who had moved up two weight divisions in order to face Pacquiao. Despite his
camp's big promise of an early knockout, the fight went until the final round, with
Pacquiao knocking down Larios two times during the 12-round bout for the WBC
International Super Featherweight title held at the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City,
Philippines.[8]

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Final bout with Morales

Pacquiao and Morales fought for a third time (with the series tied 1-all) on November 18,
2006. Witnessed by a near-record crowd of 18,276, the match saw Pacquiao defeating
Morales via a third-round knockout at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.[9]

After the Pacquiao-Morales rematch, Bob Arum, Pacquiao's main promoter, announced
that Manny returned his signing bonus check back to Golden Boy Promotions, signaling
intentions to stay with Top Rank. This resulted in GBP's decision to sue the famed fighter
over contractual breaches.[10]

At the end of 2006, he was named by both HBO and Ring Magazine as the "Fighter of
the Year", with HBO also naming him as the most exciting fighter of the year.

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Jorge Solis

After a failed promotional negotiation with Marco Antonio Barrera's camp, Bob Arum
chose Jorge Solis as Pacquiao's next opponent among several fighters that Arum offered
him to fight as a replacement. The bout was held in San Antonio, Texas on April 14,
2007. In the sixth round of the bout, an accidental headbutt occurred, giving Pacquiao a
cut under his left eyebrow. The fight ended in the eighth round when Pacquiao knocked
Solis down twice; with Solis barely beating the count after the second knockdown, the
referee (who was also a doctor) was prompted to stop the fight. The victory raised
Pacquiao's win-loss-draw record to 44-3-2, with 34 KOs.

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2nd bout with Barrera

On June 29, 2007, it was announced that Top Rank and GBP agreed to settle their
lawsuit, meaning the long-awaited rematch with Marco Antonio Barrera will occur
despite being the #1 contender for the super featherweight title of Juan Manuel Márquez.

Since Bob Arum was out on a vacation, GBP's chief executive Richard Schaefer politely
declined to discuss Pacquiao’s purse from the October 6, 2007 rematch with Marco
Antonio Barrera (at the Mandalay Bay Resort Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas). However,
Pacquiao was likely to get a purse of $5 million, plus possibly a share of the pay-per-
view rights.[11] Pacquiao defeated Barrera in their rematch via an easy unanimous
decision. In the 11th round, Pacquiao's punch caused a deep cut under Barrera's right eye.
Barrera retaliated with an illegal punch on the break that dazed Pacquiao but also caused
the referee to deduct a point from Barrera. Two judges scored the bout 118-109, whereas
the third scored it 115-112.[12]

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Other events

In The Ring Magazine, Pacquiao (45-3-2) remained at the top of the junior lightweight
division (130 lbs). He had been in the ratings for 108 weeks. Pacquiao was also at No. 2
in the pound-for-pound category behind then-welterweight champ Floyd Mayweather Jr.
[13][14]

On November 13, 2007, he was honored by the WBC as Champ Emeritus during its 45th
Annual World Convention held at the Manila Hotel.[15]

On November 20, 2007, Jose Nunez, manager of WBO super featherweight champion
Joan Guzman, accused Pacquiao's handler Bob Arum of evading a match between the
two boxers to protect Pacquiao.[16] Guzman went as far as to directly call out Pacquiao
at the postfight press conference of the Pacquiao-Barrera rematch in front of a stunned
crowd at the Mandalay Bay Events Center's media room in Las Vegas.[17]

The 240-member House of Representatives of the Philippines, on August 7, 2008, issued
a Resolution, sponsored by South Cotabato Rep. 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 Speaker Prospero Nograles.[18][19]
On July, 2008, it was announced that Pacquiao would be the flag bearer of the
Philippines at the 2008 Summer Olympics.[20] He 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 Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo's request to national sports officials on the
Philippines at the 2008 Summer Olympics.[21]

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Rematch with Marquez

On March 15, 2008, in a rematch against Juan Manuel Márquez called "Unfinished
Business", Pacquiao won via a disputed split decision in a close, hard fought battle in
which Pacquiao knocked Marquez down in round 3. Pacquiao won the WBC and The
Ring super featherweight belts, making him the first Filipino to win three world titles in
three different weight divisions (Pacquiao was a former WBC flyweight champion and
former IBF super bantamweight champion).

During the postfight interview, Marquez’s camp called for an immediate rematch.
Richard Schaefer, GBP CEO, offered a $6-million guarantee to Pacquiao for a rematch.
Pacquiao's promoter, Bob Arum, still stinging from the less-than-stellar revenue from
Kelly Pavlik’s immediate rematch with Jermain Taylor, said the fight will probably
happen but only after there is time to “put a little air under it.” Pacquiao, for his part, said
"I don't think so, this business is over" because he planned to move to lightweight (135
lbs) to challenge David Díaz, the reigning WBC lightweight champion at that time. Diaz
won the majority decision over Ramon Montano that night as an undercard of the
"Unfinished Business" fight.

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WBC Lightweight Championship

On June 28, 2008, at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Pacquiao
defeated David Díaz via ninth-round knockout to become the WBC lightweight
champion. With the victory, Pacquiao became the only Filipino and Asian boxer to win
four major titles in four weight classes and also became the first Filipino fighter to ever
win a world title at lightweight.[22][23] The fight ended at 2:23 of the ninth round and
was viewed by 8,362 spectators. Bob Arum announced that Pacquiao is most likely to
fight November 15[24] versus 130-lb Venezuelan champion Edwin Valero or Humberto
Soto in Planet Hollywood, and he also mentioned the name of WBA, WBO, and IBF
lightweight champ Nate Campbell. "I can fight in November," Pacquiao stated, "Who I
fight is the job of my promoter (Bob Arum)." Diaz had his best payday, $850,000, and
Pacquiao earned at least $3 million.[25][26]

Bob Arum reported that the Pacquiao-David Diaz fight which made $ 12.5-M (250,000
pay-per-view hits at $ 49.95 per hit), paled in comparison to the 400,000 in the Marquez
showdown. The sales reached over $20 million. Pacquiao’s 3 classic fights with Erik
Morales earned a combined sales of 1 million pay-per-view hits. After HBO and Top
Rank get their share, Pacquiao and Diaz will get theirs based on the contract, that is, in
addition to the $ 3 million contract pay. Official records revealed an attendance of only
8,362 tickets of the seating capacity of 12,000.[27]

Meanwhile, WBC president Don José Sulaimán clarified that Pacquiao is not a 5-division
but 4-division world champion, because the November 2003 Barrera fight was a non-title
bout.[28]

Holding both the WBC Super Featherweight and Lightweight titles following the win,
Pacquiao decided to vacate his super featherweight title in July 2008 in order to defend
his lightweight crown.[29]

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The Dream Match (Pacquiao vs. De La Hoya)
Main article: The Dream Match

On December 6, 2008, Pacquiao faced Oscar De La Hoya at the MGM Grand Hotel in
Las Vegas, Nevada, in a fight called Dream Match. Pacquiao asserted himself over De La
Hoya from the first round till the eighth round. De La Hoya's corner threw in the towel
before the start of the 9th round. Pacquiao won via technical knockout. [30][31]

Presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Top Rank, Inc., the bout was scheduled as a
12-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.[32]

Pacquiao received $15 to 30 million (share of the pay-per-view), plus a guaranteed
amount.[33]

Tickets reportedly sold out just hours after they went on sale. The total gate revenues
were said to be nearly $17 million dollars. That amount apparently gave the bout the
second largest gate revenue in boxing history.[34]

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Pacquiao vs. Hatton

On May 2, 2009, Pacquiao is set to battle Ricky Hatton for the latter's IBO and Ring
Magazine Light Welterweight titles.[35] Since the Wembley Stadium in the United
Kingdom had been rejected as the venue for this championship bout, it will be held in the
United States at MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.[36]

The fight was placed in jeopardy due to disputes with both camps over the fight purse
money. Pacquiao wanted a 60-40 share while Hatton insisted on an equal 50-50 share, but
later offered Pacquiao a 52-48 split.[37] Arum believed that Hatton's popularity in the
sport will bring enormous pay-per-view revenue, which other fighters would not be able
to contribute.[38]

The mega fight between Manny Pacquiao and Ricky Hatton, however, was resurrected
after Pacquiao confirmed that he had changed his mind and had signed the fight contract.
[39] Bob Arum, Pacquiao's promoter, was jubilant about the decision of Pacquiao to
pursue his fight with Hatton. This super fight has a great chance of breaking pay-per-
view records, revenue wise, due to the massive boxing fans from UK who will be rooting
for their countryman Hatton, and the charisma and drawing power of the pound-for-
pound king Pacquiao in the international realm.

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Pacquiao in popular culture

A movie based on Pacquiao's life was released on June 21, 2006. The movie was titled
"Pacquiao: The Movie" featuring Filipino actor Jericho Rosales as Manny Pacquiao and
was directed by Joel Lamangan.[40] The movie flopped at the box office, grossing a total
of only P4,812,191 ($99,322), as confirmed by Lamangan. Pacquiao was featured in the
boxing video games Fight Night: Round 2, Fight Night: Round 3 and Fight Night: Round
4. He became the first Filipino athlete to appear on a postage stamp.[41]

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Politics

Pacquiao ran for a congressional seat to represent the 1st district of South Cotabato, but
he was defeated by Darlene Antonino-Custodio. Custodio had 139,061 votes, whereas
Pacquiao received 75,908 votes.[42]

Pacquiao has said he will enter politics after he ends his boxing career. He quietly visited
the Philippine Commission on Elections, escorted by Arnold "Ali" Atienza (son of then
Manila Mayor Lito Atienza), to transfer his residence from General Santos City to
Manila.[43] This fueled speculations that he may seek an elective post in the nation's
capital, which even gave him the title "Adopted Son" after he won his earlier bouts.

His name was once mentioned as a possible vice-mayoralty candidate to the younger
Atienza when the latter sought the city's highest post in the 2007 elections, but this did
not pan out after Sen. Panfilo Lacson, then the leading candidate for Manila mayor,
backed out for contentions regarding Lacson's residency issues (in which Pacquiao also
had such issues).

Being known as an Arroyo supporter, his name is also being floated as a candidate of the
Lakas-CMD party for the mayoralty race of General Santos City against incumbent
Mayor Pedro Acharon. Instead, he was recently sworn-in as a member of the Liberal
Party under the Atienza wing, thus further fueling his political ambition.
On February 12, 2007, the famed boxer announced that he was running for congress
representing South Cotabato.[44] His decision however easily turned off both his fans
and the general public.[45] Election experts stressed that as Pacquiao insists on
participating in his next professional boxing match, he will immerse himself into a legal
conflict regarding campaign exposure, especially since the match will be televised
nationwide. Aside from that, COMELEC commissioner Benjamin Abalos mentioned a
possible legal entanglement could ruin Pacquiao's candidacy because he already
registered himself as a Manila resident months before.

Numerous sports personalities and analysts around the Philippines expressed that
Pacquiao should think seriously and deeply about his sports career, which could
potentially be destroyed by the dirty world of politics. On February 24, 2007, in Cebu
City, Pacquiao was booed by thousands of spectators as his presence was acknowledged
by the organizers of The Battle of Cebu, a WBO-sanctioned boxing festival.[46][47][48]
[49][50] The embarrassment later led to confusing statements made by Manila Mayor
Lito Atienza[51] that the famed fighter would withdraw. Despite the statements,
however, Pacquiao confirmed to the public that he would still run for office.[citation
needed] The negative sentiment among Cebuanos over Pacquiao's political aspiration was
felt even before the "The Battle of Cebu" was held because at least one citizen's comment
got published by local newspaper Sun Star.[52]

In relation to the Pacquiao's April 14 fight with Jorge Solis, the political opposition stated
that they would not press for a ban on the broadcasting of the match despite its potential
to violate election campaign rules.[53] Although he won over Solis, Pacquiao's appeal
diminished most likely due to his political ambition. His last fight attracted noticeably
smaller audiences, and his performance was considered by many as disappointing.[54]
[55] Some election candidates even turned the Pacquiao-Solis match into campaign gigs.
[56] Over at General Santos City, Diocese of Marbel spokesman Fr. Angel Buenavides
considered President Arroyo's endorsement of Pacquiao as a "curse" because constituents
in the area have strong anti-Arroyo sentiments.[57]

On May 17, 2007, Pacquiao suffered a lopsided election defeat to incumbent
representative Darlene Antonino-Custodio, with a deficit of approximately 37,000 votes
according to the NAMFREL tally. Meanwhile, WBC head José Sulaimán stated that
Pacquiao "doesn’t appear to be having the same dynamic impact at the ballot box, as he
does in the ringed square."[58] The defeat became a depressing matter for the boxer
himself because he lost a huge sum of money when his supporters allegedly funneled
campaign funds to their own pockets. Pacquiao's personal money was part of the
campaign budget.[59] Ironically, Pacquiao's fans rejoiced over his defeat.[60] Some even
declared his loss as a "victory" for boxing. On May 20, 2007, Manny Pacquiao formally
conceded to congresswoman Antonino-Custodio, vowing to return to boxing and spend
more time with his family.[61][62][63]

In August 2007, Pacquiao filed a P30-million libel suit against four journalists of the
Manila Bulletin due to an article which stated that he "is reported to be a compulsive
gambler and is known to bet hundreds of thousand in casinos, cockfighting, and
billiards."[64] The case was later dismissed via "affidavit of desistance", and Pacquiao
stated that pursuing the case would only cause inconvenience to him and his family.[65]

On September 1, 2008, Pacquiao was sworn by Secretary Ronaldo Puno, as member of
Kabalikat ng Malayang Pilipino (Kampi). Pacquiao officially announced that he is
retiring in August 2009, and will be running again in the Philippine general election,
2010.[66][67]

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Other media

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, garments, telecommunications, and
even a political ad for Chavit Singson during the May 14, 2007 elections.

On April 12, 2007, the COMELEC cancelled his commercial appearances in accordance
with existing Philippine election laws. Airing of the commercials resumed after the
elections.

Upon the expiration of his contract with ABS-CBN, he signed up with GMA Network as
an actor on September 2007.

On December 17, 2007, after finishing a movie, Pacquiao went to the GMA Network to
tape his first episode of Pinoy Records.[68]

Pacquiao will also start filming for a new TV series by GMA, Carlo J. Caparas' "Totoy
Bato", co-starring with Robin Padilla and Regine Velasquez, which will be shown in
2009.

Pacquiao and American actor Sylvester Stallone are in plans of doing a movie. Stallone
has stated interest in doing a movie with Pacquiao, who he said will be his co-star in the
movie. Stallone, being a Pacquiao fan, showed interest. If the script passes and both sides
agree, the film will be Pacquiao's big break to the American audience and American main
stream. Plans were only confirmed and interest, thus the script is in works and
confirmation as well of both sides agreements of the plot and characters are still not
confirmed.[69]

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Full boxing recordDate Opponent Result Location Title belt(s) disputed
May 2, 2009 Ricky Hatton MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, United
States IBO and The Ring Magazine light welterweight titles (Hatton's title belts)
December 06, 2008 Oscar De La Hoya 8th round TKO MGM Grand Garden
Arena, Las Vegas, United States A non-title fight, fought at catchweight
(welterweight)
June 28, 2008 David Díaz 9th round KO Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, United States
Won WBC world lightweight title
March 15, 2008 Juan Manuel Márquez Split decision Mandalay Bay, Las
Vegas, United States Won WBC and vacant The Ring Magazine world super
featherweight title
October 6, 2007 Marco Antonio Barrera Unanimous decision Mandalay
Bay, Las Vegas, United States Retained WBC international super featherweight
title
April 14, 2007 Jorge Solis 8th round KO Alamodome, San Antonio, United States
Retained WBC international super featherweight title
November 18, 2006 Érik Morales 3rd round KO Thomas and Mack Center, Las
Vegas, United States Retained WBC international super featherweight title
July 7, 2006 Óscar Larios Unanimous decision Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City,
Philippines Retained WBC international super featherweight title
January 21, 2006 Érik Morales 10th round TKO Thomas and Mack Center,
Las Vegas, United States Retained WBC international super featherweight title
September 10, 2005 Héctor Velázquez 6th round TKO Staples Center, Los
Angeles, United States Won vacant WBC international super featherweight title
March 19, 2005 Érik Morales Unanimous decision MGM Grand Garden Arena,
Las Vegas, United States WBC international super featherweight title
December 11, 2004 Fahsan (3K Battery) Por Thawatchai4th round TKO Fort
Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City, Philippines
May 8, 2004 Juan Manuel Márquez Draw MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las
Vegas, United States WBA and IBF world featherweight title
November 15, 2003 Marco Antonio Barrera 11th round TKO Alamodome,
San Antonio, United States Won The Ring Magazine world featherweight title
July 26, 2003 Emmanuel Lucero 3rd Round KOOlympic Auditorium, Los Angeles,
United States Retained IBF world super bantamweight title
March 15, 2003 Serikzhan Yeshmangbetov 5th round TKO Rizal Park,
Manila, Philippines
October 26, 2002 Fahbrakorb Rakkiatgym 1st round KO Rizal Memorial
College Gym, Davao City, Philippines Retained IBF world super bantamweight
title
June 8, 2002 Jorge Eliecer Julio 2nd Round TKO The Pyramid, Memphis,
United States Retained IBF world super bantamweight title
November 10, 2001 Agapito Sánchez 6th Round Technical Draw Bill Graham
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, United States WBO and IBF world super
bantamweight title
June 23, 2001 Lehlohonolo Ledwaba 6th Round TKO MGM Grand Garden
Arena, Las Vegas, United States Won IBF world super bantamweight title
April 28, 2001 Wethya Sakmuangklang 6th round TKO Kidapawan City,
Cotabato, Philippines Retained WBC international super bantamweight title
February 24, 2001 Tetsutoru Senrima 5th round TKO Manila, Philippines
Retained WBC international super bantamweight title
October 14, 2000 Nedal Hussein 10th round TKO Ynares Center,
Antipolo City, Philippines Retained WBC international super bantamweight title
June 28, 2000 Seung-Kon Chae 1st round TKO Araneta Coliseum, Quezon
City, Philippines Retained WBC international super bantamweight title
March 4, 2000 Arnel Barotillo 4th round KO Ninoy Aquino Stadium, Manila,
Philippines Retained WBC international super bantamweight title
December 12, 1999 Reynante Jamili 2nd round KO Elorde Sports Complex,
Parañaque, Philippines Won WBC international super bantamweight title
September 17, 1999 Medgoen Singsurat 3rd round KO Pakpanag Metropolian
Stadium, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand Lost WBC world flyweight title
April 24, 1999 Gabriel Mira 4th round TKO Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City,
Philippines Retained WBC world flyweight title
February 20, 1999 Todd Makelim 3rd round TKO Kidapawan City,
Philippines
December 24, 1998 Chatchai Sasakul 8th round KO Tonsuk College Ground,
Phutthamonthon, Thailand Won WBC world flyweight title
May 18, 1998 Shin Terao 1st round TKO Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
December 6, 1997 Panomdej Ohyuthanakorn 1st round KO South Cotabato
Stadium, Koronadal, South Cotabato, Philippines Retained OPBF flyweight title
September 13, 1997 Melvin Magramo Decision Cebu City, Philippines
June 26, 1997 Chokchai Chockvivat5th round KO Mandaluyong City, Philippines
Won OPBF flyweight title
May 30, 1997 Ariel Austria 6th round TKO Almendras Gym, Davao City,
Philippines
April 24, 1997 Wook-Ki Lee 1st round KO Makati City, Philippines
March 3, 1997 Mike Luna 1st round KO Muntinlupa City, Philippines
December 28, 1996 Sung-Yul Lee 2nd round TKO Muntinlupa City, Philippines
July 27, 1996 Ippo Gala 2nd round TKO Mandaluyong City, Philippines
June 15, 1996 Bert Batiller 4th round TKO Mandaluyong City, Philippines
May 5, 1996 John Medina 4th round TKO Manila, Philippines
April 27, 1996 Marlon Carillo Decision Manila, Philippines
February 9, 1996 Rustico Torrecampo 3rd round KO Mandaluyong City,
Philippines
January 13, 1996 Lito Torrejos Decision* Paranaque City, Philippines
December 9, 1995 Rolando Toyogon Decision Manila, Philippines
November 11, 1995 Rudolfo Fernandez 3rd round TKO Mandaluyong City,
Philippines
October 21, 1995 Renato Mendones 2nd Round TKO Puerto Princesa City,
Palawan, Philippines
October 7, 1995 Lolito Laroa Decision Makati City, Philippines
September 16, 1995 Armando Rocil 3rd round KO Mandaluyong City,
Philippines
August 3, 1995 Acasio Simbajon Decision Mandaluyong City,
Philippines
July 1, 1995 Dele Decierto 2nd round TKO Mandaluyong City, Philippines
May 1, 1995 Rocky Palma Decision Cavite, Philippines
March 18, 1995 Pinoy Montejo Decision Mindoro Occidental,
Philippines
January 22, 1995 Edmund Enting Ignacio Decision Mindoro Occidental,
Philippines

Pacquiao's fight against Lito Torrejos was stopped due to accidental head clash. It was
then judged on points, on which Pacquiao was declared winner.

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Titles

Major:
WBC world flyweight champion
IBF world super bantamweight champion
WBC world super featherweight champion
WBC world lightweight champion

Minor:
OPBF flyweight champion
WBC international super bantamweight champion
WBC international super featherweight champion

The Ring Magazine titles:
World featherweight champion
World super featherweight champion

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Recognitions
2006 & 2008[70] The Ring Magazine Fighter of the Year
2006 Boxing Writers Association Of America Fighter of the Year
WBC Emeritus Champion
The Ring Magazine #1 Pound For Pound
5-Time PSA Sportsman of the Year
2008 University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) Honorary Award for
Sports Excellence[71]
2008 BoxingScene.com Fighter of the Year[72]
2008 Sports Illustrated Boxer of the Year[73]
2008 SecondsOut.com Fighter of the Year[74]
2008 TheSweetScience.com Boxer of the Year[75]
2008 WBC Boxer of the Year[76]
2008 Yahoo Sports Fighter of the Year[77]
2008 ESPN Star's Champion of Champions[78]

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See also
List of lightweight boxing champions
List of super featherweight boxing champions
List of super bantamweight boxing champions
List of flyweight boxing champions
List of boxing triple champions
List of boxing quadruple champions
List of boxing quintuple champions
List of current world boxing champions
List of The Ring world champions
List of WBC world champions
Reigning boxing champions
Ring Magazine pound for pound

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Manny Pacquiao Official Site
Manny Pacquiao - Professional Boxer Athlete Profile
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Professional boxing record for Manny Pacquiao from Boxrec
HBO: Fighters: Manny Pacquiao Article
Inside Pacquiao - Nike
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Manny Pacquiao FansitePreceded by
Ricky Hatton The Ring Magazine Fighter of the Year
2006 Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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2008 Incumbent
Preceded by
Chatchai Sasakul WBC Flyweight Champion
December 4, 1998 – September 17, 1999 Succeeded by
Medgoen Singsurat
Preceded by
Lehlohonolo Ledwaba IBF Super Bantamweight Champion
June 23, 2001 – July 26, 2003
Vacated Vacant
Title next held by
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Preceded by
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November 15, 2003 – March 19, 2005
Vacated Vacant
Vacant
Title last held by
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March 15, 2008 – July 16, 2008
Vacated Vacant
Preceded by
Juan Manuel MárquezWBC Super Featherweight Champion
March 15, 2008 – July 16, 2008
Vacated Vacant
Title next held by
Humberto Soto
Preceded by
David Díaz WBC Lightweight Champion
June 28, 2008 – Present Incumbent

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