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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Manny Pacquiao


 Manny Pacquiao, is a Filipino professional boxer and politician. He is an eight-division world champion, the first boxer in history to win ten world titles, the first to win in eight weight divisions, and the first to win the lineal championship in four different weight classes. He was named "Fighter of the Decade" for the 2000's 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.
Currently, Pacquiao is the WBC Super Welterweight World Champion and WBO Welterweight World Champion (Super Champion). He is also currently rated as the "number one" pound-for-pound best boxer in the world by most sporting news and boxing websites, including The Ring, Sports Illustrated, ESPN, NBC Sports, Yahoo! Sports, Sporting Life and About.com. He is also the reigning Pound for Pound King.
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. He is the only active boxer to become a congressman in the Philippines.

Boxing Titles:
Major World Titles:
  • WBC Flyweight World Champion (112 lbs)
  • IBF Junior Featherweight World Champion (122 lbs)
  • The Ring Featherweight World Champion (126 lbs)
  • WBC Super Featherweight World Champion (130 lbs)
  • The Ring Junior Lightweight World Champion (130 lbs)
  • WBC Lightweight World Champion (135 lbs)
  • The Ring Junior Welterweight World Champion (140 lbs)
  • WBO Welterweight World Champion (147 lbs)
  • WBC Super Welterweight World Champion (154 lbs)
Minor World Title:
  • IBO Junior Welterweight World Champion (140 lbs)
Lineal Championship Titles:
  • Lineal Flyweight World Champion (112 lbs)
  • Lineal Featherweight World Champion (126 lbs)
  • Lineal Super Featherweight World Champion (130 lbs)
  • Lineal Light Welterweight World Champion (140 lbs)
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

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