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Manny Pacquiao
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Real nameEmmanuel Dapidran Pacquiao
Nickname(s)Pac-Man,
Ang Pambansang Kamao (The Nation's Fist),
The Mexicutioner
The Destroyer,
Fighting Pride of the Philippines,
Pambansang Ninong (National Godfather),[1]
The Fighting Congressman[citation needed]
The Filipino Slugger[2]
Rated atFlyweight
Super Bantamweight
Featherweight
Super Featherweight
Lightweight
Light Welterweight
Welterweight
Light Middleweight
Height5 ft 6 12 in (169 cm)[3]
Reach67 in (170 cm)
NationalityFilipino
Born(1978-12-17) December 17, 1978 (age 35)
Kibawe, Bukidnon, Philippines
StanceSouthpaw[4]
Boxing record
Total fights62
Wins55
Wins by KO38
Losses5
Draws2
No contests

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Manny Pacquiao
Ceremonial first pitch by Manny Pacquiao, April 21, 2009.jpg
Pacquiao during the ceremonial first pitch at a baseball game
Statistics
Real nameEmmanuel Dapidran Pacquiao
Nickname(s)Pac-Man,
Ang Pambansang Kamao (The Nation's Fist),
The Mexicutioner
The Destroyer,
Fighting Pride of the Philippines,
Pambansang Ninong (National Godfather),[1]
The Fighting Congressman[citation needed]
The Filipino Slugger[2]
Rated atFlyweight
Super Bantamweight
Featherweight
Super Featherweight
Lightweight
Light Welterweight
Welterweight
Light Middleweight
Height5 ft 6 12 in (169 cm)[3]
Reach67 in (170 cm)
NationalityFilipino
Born(1978-12-17) December 17, 1978 (age 35)
Kibawe, Bukidnon, Philippines
StanceSouthpaw[4]
Boxing record
Total fights62
Wins55
Wins by KO38
Losses5
Draws2
No contests

0

Official Site

Emmanuel "Manny" Dapidran Pacquiao, PLH (/ˈpæki./ PAK-ee-ow; Tagalog: [pɐkˈjaʊ];[5] born December 17, 1978) is a Filipino professional boxer and politician. He is the first and only eight-division world champion,[6] in which he has won ten world titles, as well as the first to win the lineal championship in four different weight classes.[7] According to Forbes, he was the 14th highest paid athlete in the world as of 2013.[8]

He was named "Fighter of the Decade" for the 2000s (decade) by the Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA), World Boxing Council (WBC) and World Boxing Organization (WBO). He is also a three-time The Ring and BWAA "Fighter of the Year," winning the award in 2006, 2008 and 2009, and the Best Fighter ESPY Award in 2009 and 2011.[9]

He was long rated as the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world by some sporting news and boxing websites, including ESPN, Sports Illustrated, Sporting Life, Yahoo! Sports, About.com, BoxRec and The Ring.[10][11] In April 2012, Pacquiao dropped to number two in the rankings, behind Floyd Mayweather, Jr.[12] He is currently ranked number seven on The Ring pound-for-pound list.[13]

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.[14]

Personal life

Pacquiao was born on December 17, 1978, in Kibawe, Bukidnon, Philippines. He is the son of Rosalio Pacquiao and Dionesia Dapidran-Pacquiao.[15] His parents separated when he was in sixth grade, after his mother discovered that his father was living with another woman.[15] He is the fourth among six siblings: Liza Silvestre-Onding and Domingo Silvestre (from first husband of his mother) and Isidra Pacquiao-Paglinawan, Alberto "Bobby" Pacquiao and Rogelio Pacquiao.

Pacquiao is married to Maria Geraldine "Jinkee" Jamora,[16] and they have four children: Emmanuel Jr. "Jimuel", Michael, Princess, and Queen Elizabeth "Queenie." He resides in his hometown General Santos City, South Cotabato, Philippines.[17] However, as a congressman of lone district of Sarangani, he is officially residing in Kiamba, Sarangani, the hometown of his wife.

Pacquiao was a devout Roman Catholic.[18] Within the ring, he frequently makes the sign of the cross and every time he comes back from a successful fight abroad, he attends a thanksgiving Mass in Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene in Quiapo, Manila to kneel and pray. Following his defeat by Juan Manuel Márquez, his mother condemned him leaving the Catholic church. Pastor Jeric Sorino, Pacquiao's spiritual adviser, comes from the Alabang New Life Christian Center in Muntinlupa.[19]

Pacquiao is also a military reservist with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Reserve Force of the Philippine Army.[20] Prior to being commissioned to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, he first entered the Army's reserve force on April 27, 2006 as a Sergeant. Later, he rose to Technical Sergeant on December 1 of the same year. On October 7, 2007, he became a Master Sergeant, the highest rank in the enlisted personnel. On May 4, 2009, he was given the special rank of Senior Master Sergeant and was also designated as the Command Sergeant Major of the 15th Ready Reserve Division.[21]

Education

Pacquiao completed his elementary education at Saavedra Saway Elementary School in General Santos City, but dropped out of high school due to extreme poverty.[22] He left his home at age 14 because his mother, who had six children, was not making enough money to support her family.[22]

In February 2007 he took, and passed, a high school equivalency exam making him eligible for college education.[23] He was awarded with a high school diploma by the Department of Education. Pacquiao enrolled for a college degree in business management at Notre Dame of Dadiangas University (NDDU) in his hometown in General Santos City.

On February 18, 2009, Pacquiao was conferred the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Humanities (Honoris Causa) by Southwestern University (SWU) at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino in Lahug, Cebu City in recognition of his boxing achievements and humanitarian work.[24]

In preparation for his career as a lawmaker in the House of Representatives, Pacquiao enrolled in the Certificate Course in Development, Legislation and Governance at the Development Academy of the Philippines – Graduate School of Public and Development Management (DAP-GSPDM).[25]

Amateur boxing career

At the age of 14, Pacquiao moved to Manila and lived, for a time, on the streets. He started boxing and made the Philippine national amateur boxing team where his room and board were paid for by the government. Pacquiao reportedly had an amateur record of 64 fights (60–4).[26]

Professional boxing career

Light Flyweight

In 1995, the death of a young aspiring boxer and close friend, Eugene Barutag, spurred the young Pacquiao to pursue a professional boxing career.[27] Pacquiao started his professional boxing career when he was just 16 years old, stood at 4'11'' and weighed 98 pounds (7 pounds under the minimumweight division). He admitted before American media that he put weights in his pockets to make the 105-pound weight limit.[28] His early light flyweight division 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 four-round bout against Edmund "Enting" Ignacio, on January 22, 1995, which Pacquiao won via decision, becoming an instant star of the program.

Pacquiao's weight increased from 106 to 113 pounds before losing in his 12th bout against Rustico Torrecampo via a third-round knockout. Pacquiao failed to make the required weight, so he was forced to use heavier gloves than Torrecampo, thereby putting him at a disadvantage.[29]

Flyweight

Following the Torrecampo fight, Pacquiao continued undefeated for his next 15 fights. He went on another unbeaten run that saw him take on the more experienced Chokchai Chockvivat in flyweight division. Pacquiao knocked out Chockvivat in the fifth round and took the OPBF Flyweight title.[30] After one official defense and two non-title bouts, Pacquiao got his first opportunity to fight for a world title.

Pacquiao vs. Sasakul

Pacquiao captured the lineal and WBC flyweight titles (his first major boxing world title) over Chatchai Sasakul by way of knockout in the eighth round. He defended the titles successfully against Mexican Gabriel Mira via a fourth-round technical knockout. However, Pacquiao lost the lineal title in his second defense against Medgoen Singsurat, also known as Medgoen 3K Battery, via a third-round knockout. The bout was held in Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand. Singsurat got Pacquiao on the ropes and landed a flush straight right to the body, coiling Pacquiao over and keeping him there. Prior to the fight Pacquiao lost the WBC title at the scales, as he surpassed the weight limit of 112 pounds.

Super Bantamweight

Pacquiao with his trainer Freddie Roach at Pacquiao's Christmas and birthday bash in Los Angeles

Following his loss to Singsurat, Pacquiao gained weight and skipped the super flyweight and bantamweight divisions. This time, Pacquiao went to super bantamweight, or junior featherweight, division of 122 pounds, where he picked up the WBC International Super Bantamweight title. He defended this title five times before his chance for a world title fight came.

Pacquiao vs. Ledwaba

Pacquiao's big break came on June 23, 2001, against IBF Super Bantamweight title holder Lehlohonolo Ledwaba. Pacquiao stepped into the fight as a late replacement on two weeks' notice but won the fight by technical knockout to win the title, his second major boxing world title. The bout was held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pacquiao went on to defend this title four times under head trainer Freddie Roach, owner of the famous Wild Card Gym in West Hollywood.

Featherweight

Pacquiao vs. Barrera I

On November 15, 2003, Pacquiao faced Marco Antonio Barrera at the Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas, in a fight that many consider to have defined his career. Pacquiao, who was fighting at featherweight for the first time, brought his power with him and defeated Barrera via technical knockout in the eleventh round, the only knockout loss in Barrera's career, and won the Lineal & The Ring Featherweight Championship, making him the first Filipino and Asian to become a three-division world champion, a fighter who won world titles in three different weight divisions. He defended the title twice before relinquishing it in 2005.[31]

On November 24, 2003, the then Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo conferred on Pacquiao the Presidential Medal of Merit at the Ceremonial Hall of Malacañang Palace for his knockout victory over the best featherweight boxer of the world. The following day, the members of the House of Representatives of the Philippines presented the House Resolution No. 765, authored by the then House Speaker Jose De Venecia and Bukidnon Representative Juan Miguel Zubiri, which honored Pacquiao the Congressional Medal of Achievement for his exceptional achievements. Pacquiao is the first sportsman to receive such an honor from the House of Representatives.[32][33]

Pacquiao vs. Marquez I

Six months after the fight with Barrera, Pacquiao went on to challenge Juan Manuel Márquez, who at the time held both the WBA and IBF Featherweight titles. The fight took place at the MGM Grand Arena, Las Vegas, on May 8, 2004.

In the first round, Márquez was caught cold, as he was knocked down three times by Pacquiao. However, Márquez showed great heart to recover from the early knockdowns and went on to win the majority of rounds thereafter. This was largely due to Márquez's counterpunch style, which he managed to effectively utilize against the aggressive style of Pacquiao. At the end of a very close fight, both boxers felt they had done enough to win the fight. The bout was scored a draw, which proved to be a controversial decision.[34] The final scores were 115–110 for Márquez, 115–110 for Pacquiao and 113–113.[34] The judge who scored the bout 113–113 admitted to making an error on the scorecards, having scored the first round as 10–7 in favor of Pacquiao instead of the standard 10–6 for a three-knockdown round. If he had scored the round 10–6 for Pacquiao (as the other two judges did), the result would have been a split decision in favor of Pacquiao.[34] However most pundits scored the fight to Marquez [35][not in citation given]

Super Featherweight

Pacquiao vs. Morales I

Pacquiao leaving the ring while giving the V sign to the crowd on the night of the first fight against Morales

On March 19, 2005, Pacquiao moved up in super featherweight, or junior lightweight, division of 130 pounds, in order to fight another Mexican legend and three-division world champion Érik Morales for the vacant WBC International and vacant IBA Super Featherweight titled. The fight took place at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas. In this fight, Pacquiao sustained a cut over his right eye from an accidental clash of heads in the fifth round. He lost the twelve-round match by a unanimous decision from the judges. All three scorecards read 115–113 for Morales.[36]

On September 10, 2005, Manny Pacquiao knocked out in six rounds Héctor Velázquez at Staples Center in Los Angeles to capture the WBC International Super Featherweight title, which he went on to defend five times. On the same day, his rival, Érik Morales, fought Zahir Raheem and lost via unanimous decision.

Pacquiao vs. Morales II

Despite Morales's loss to Raheem, Pacquiao got matched up against Morales in a rematch which took place on January 21, 2006 at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas. During the fight, Morales escaped being knocked down twice, once in the second round by holding onto the ropes and once in the sixth by falling on the referee. Pacquiao eventually knocked Morales out in the tenth, the first time Morales was knocked out in his boxing career.[37]

Pacquiao vs. Larios

On July 2, 2006, Pacquiao defended his WBC International title against Óscar Larios, a two-time Super Bantamweight Champion who had moved up two weight divisions to fight Pacquiao. Pacquiao won the fight via unanimous decision, knocking down Larios two times in the 12-round bout at the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City, Philippines. The three judges scored the fight 117–110, 118–108 and 120–106 all for Pacquiao.[38]

On July 3, 2006, the day after winning the fight against Larios, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo personally bestowed the Order of Lakandula with the rank of "Champion for Life" (Kampeon Habambuhay) and the plaque of appreciation to Pacquiao in a simple ceremony at the Presidential Study of Malacañang Palace.[39]

Pacquiao vs. Morales III

Pacquiao and Morales fought a third time (with the series tied 1–1) on November 18, 2006. Witnessed by a near-record crowd of 18,276, the match saw Pacquiao defeat Morales via a third-round knockout at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.[40] After the Pacquiao–Morales rubber match, Bob Arum, Pacquiao's main promoter, announced that Manny had returned his signing bonus back to Golden Boy Promotions, signaling intentions to stay with Top Rank. This prompted Golden Boy Promotions to sue Pacquiao over breach of contract.[41]

After a failed promotional negotiation with Marco Antonio Barrera's camp, Bob Arum chose Jorge Solís as Pacquiao's next opponent among several fighters Arum offered as replacements. The bout was held in San Antonio, Texas, on April 14, 2007. In the sixth round, an accidental headbutt occurred, giving Pacquiao a cut under his left eyebrow. The fight ended in the eighth when Pacquiao knocked Solis down twice. Solis barely beat the count after the second knockdown, causing the referee to stop the fight and award Pacquiao a knockout win. The victory raised Pacquiao's win–loss–draw record to 44–3–2 with 34 knockouts. This also marked the end of Solis's undefeated streak.

Pacquiao vs. Barrera II

On June 29, 2007, Top Rank and Golden Boy Promotions announced that they agreed to settle their lawsuit, meaning the long-awaited rematch with Marco Antonio Barrera would occur despite Pacquiao being the top-ranked contender for Juan Manuel Márquez's WBC Super Featherweight title. On October 6, 2007, Pacquiao defeated Barrera in their rematch via an easy unanimous decision. In the eleventh round, Pacquiao's punch caused a deep cut below Barrera's right eye. Barrera retaliated with an illegal punch on the break that dazed Pacquiao, but also resulted in a point deduction for Barrera. Two judges scored the bout 118–109, whereas the third scored it 115–112.[42]

In The Ring Magazine, Pacquiao (45–3–2) remained at the top of the super featherweight division (130 pounds). He had been in the ratings for 108 weeks.[43][44] On November 13, 2007, he was honored by the World Boxing Council as Emeritus Champion during its 45th Annual World Convention held at the Manila Hotel.[45]

On November 20, 2007, José Nuñez, manager of WBO Super Featherweight Champion Joan Guzmán, accused Pacquiao's handler Bob Arum of evading a match between the two boxers to protect Pacquiao.[46] Guzmán went as far as to directly call out Pacquiao at the postfight press conference of the Pacquiao–Barrera rematch in front of the crowd at the Mandalay Bay Events Center's media room in Las Vegas.[47]

Pacquiao vs. Marquez II

On March 15, 2008, in a rematch against Juan Manuel Márquez, called "Unfinished Business," Pacquiao won via split decision. The fight was held at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. With the victory, Pacquiao won the WBC Super Featherweight and The Ring Super Featherweight titles, making him the first Filipino and Asian to become a four-division world champion, a fighter who won world titles in four different weight divisions. The fight was a close, hard fought battle, during which both fighters received cuts.[48] Throughout the fight, Márquez landed the most punches at a higher percentage; however, the decisive factor proved to be a third-round knockdown, wherein Márquez was floored by a Pacquiao left hook.[48] At the end of the fight, the judges' scores were 115–112 for Pacquiao, 115–112 for Márquez and 114–113 for Pacquiao.[48] The decision was again viewed as controversial by the public, with most pundits scoring the fight to Marquez.[35][not in citation given]

In the post-fight news conference, Márquez’s camp called for an immediate rematch. In addition, Richard Schaefer, Golden Boy Promotions CEO, offered a $6 million guarantee to Pacquiao for a rematch.[49] However, Pacquiao ruled out a third clash with Márquez, saying, "I don't think so. This business is over."[48] The reason that Pacquiao did not want a rematch was because he intended to move up to the lightweight division to challenge David Díaz, the reigning WBC Lightweight title holder at that time.[48] Díaz won a majority decision over Ramón Montano that night as an undercard of the "Unfinished Business" fight.

Lightweight

Pacquiao vs. Díaz

On June 28, 2008, at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Pacquiao defeated David Díaz in lightweight division via ninth-round knockout and won the WBC Lightweight title. With the victory, Pacquiao became the first and only Filipino and Asian to become a five-division world champion, a fighter who won world titles in five different weight divisions,[50] and also became the first Filipino fighter to ever win a world title at lightweight.[51] During the fight, which Pacquiao dominated, Díaz was cut badly on his right eye in the fourth round.[52] After the bout, Díaz acknowledged Pacquiao's superior hand speed, stating "It was his speed. It was all his speed. I could see the punches perfectly, but he was just too fast."[53]

Bob Arum reported that the fight had made 12.5 million dollars, earning Díaz his best payday of 850,000 dollars, whilst Pacquiao earned at least 3 million dollars.[50] Official records revealed an attendance of 8,362 (out of a maximum capacity of 12,000).[54]

Holding both the WBC Super Featherweight and Lightweight titles following the win, Pacquiao decided to vacate his super featherweight title in July 2008.[55]

On August 7, 2008, the members of the House of Representatives of the Philippines issued a House Resolution, sponsored by South Cotabato Congresswoman 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 the then House Speaker Prospero Nograles.[56]

Welterweight

Pacquiao vs. De La Hoya

On December 6, 2008, Pacquiao moved up to the welterweight division in order to face the six-division world champion Oscar De La Hoya at the MGM Grand, in a fight called "The Dream Match." Presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Top Rank, the bout was scheduled as a twelve-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.[57] However, due to rehydration after the weigh in, De La Hoya came into the fight actually weighing less than Pacquiao and close to 20 pounds under his usual fighting weight. Pacquiao dominated the fight and, after eight rounds, De La Hoya's corner was forced to throw in the towel, awarding Pacquiao the win via technical knockout.[58]

Pacquiao was ahead on all three judges' scorecards before the stoppage, with two judges scoring the fight at 80–71 and one scoring it at 79–72.[59] Moreover, Pacquiao landed 224 out of 585 punches, whilst De La Hoya landed only 83 out of 402 punches.[59] After the bout, trainer Freddie Roach stated, "We knew we had him after the first round. He had no legs, he was hesitant and he was shot."[60] The fight would be De La Hoya's last, as he announced his retirement from boxing shortly after.[61]

Pacquiao received 15 to 30 million dollars (share of the pay-per-view), plus a guaranteed amount.[62] Tickets reportedly sold out just hours after they went on sale. Moreover, the total gate revenue for the fight was said to be nearly 17 million dollars, making it the second largest gate revenue in boxing history.[63]

On December 22, 2008, Pacquiao has been decorated with the Philippine Legion of Honor with the rank of "Officer" (Pinuno) in a ceremony marking the 73rd founding anniversary of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. As an army reservist, he was given recognition for bringing pride and honor to the country through his remarkable achievements in the ring.[64]

Light Welterweight

Pacquiao vs. Hatton

Manny Pacquiao and Ricky Hatton with their trainers at the Trafford Centre

On May 2, 2009, Pacquiao fought at light welterweight, or super lightweight, division for the first time against Ricky Hatton at the MGM Grand Las Vegas, in a fight billed as "The Battle of the East and West." Pacquiao won the bout via knockout to claim Hatton's The Ring and IBO Light Welterweight titles. In doing so, Pacquiao became the second man in boxing history to become a six-division world champion, a fighter who won world titles in six different weight divisions and the first man ever to win lineal world titles in four different weight classes.[65]

The fight was originally placed in jeopardy due to disputes with both camps over the fight purse money.[66] Eventually, the money issue was settled and the fight went on as scheduled. HBO aired the contest.[67]

Pacquiao started the fight strong, knocking down Hatton twice in the first round.[68] A somewhat shaken Hatton beat the count, only to be saved by the bell seconds later. In the second round, Hatton seemed to have recovered, as he stalked Pacquiao for most of the round. However, with less than ten seconds remaining in the second round, Hatton was knocked out cold by a sharp left hook, prompting the referee to award Pacquiao the win by knockout (at 2:59 of the round).[69]

The knockout won him the The Ring Magazine "Knockout of the Year" for 2009.

Return to welterweight

Pacquiao vs. Cotto

On November 14, 2009, Pacquiao defeated Miguel Cotto via technical knockout in the twelfth round at the MGM Grand Las Vegas in a fight billed as "Firepower." Although the bout was sanctioned as a world title fight in the welterweight division, where the weight limit is 147 pounds, Cotto agreed to fight at a catchweight of 145 pounds.[70]

Pacquiao dominated the fight, knocking Cotto down in round three and round four, before the referee stopped the fight at 0:55 of round twelve.[71] With this victory, Pacquiao took the WBO Welterweight title, was awarded the WBO Super Championship title and became the first seven-division world champion, the first fighter in boxing history to win world titles in seven different weight divisions.[72] Pacquiao also won the first and special WBC Diamond Championship belt.[73] This belt was created as an honorary championship exclusively to award the winner of a historic fight between two high-profile boxers.[74] After the fight, promoter Bob Arum stated "Pacquiao is the greatest boxer I've ever seen, and I've seen them all, including Ali, Hagler and Sugar Ray Leonard."[75] Miguel Cotto said in a post fight interview: "Miguel Cotto comes to boxing to fight the biggest names, and Manny is one of the best boxers we have of all time."

The fight generated 1.25 million buys and $70 million in domestic pay-per-view revenue, making it the most watched boxing event of 2009.[76] Pacquiao earned around $22 million for his part in the fight, whilst Cotto earned around $12 million.[76] Pacquiao–Cotto also generated a live gate of $8,847,550 from an official crowd of 15,930.[76]

On November 20, 2009, in a simple rites at the Quirino Grandstand, President Macapagal-Arroyo conferred Pacquiao the Order of Sikatuna with the rank of Datu (Grand Cross) with Gold distinction (Katangiang Ginto) which usually bestowed to foreign diplomats and heads of state. It was awarded to Pacquiao for winning his historical seventh weight division world title.[77]

Negotiations with Floyd Mayweather

Following the victory against Cotto, there was much public demand for a fight between the seven-division world champion Manny Pacquiao (the number-one pound-for-pound boxer) and the five-division world champion Floyd Mayweather, Jr. (the number-two and former number-one pound-for-pound boxer). Pacquiao reportedly agreed to fight Mayweather on March 13, 2010 for a split of $50 million up front.[78] And it was later agreed that the venue for the fight would be the MGM Grand Las Vegas. However, the bout was put in jeopardy due to disagreements about Olympic-style drug testing. The Mayweather camp wanted random blood testing by the United States Anti-Doping Agency,[79] whereas Pacquiao refused to have any blood testing within 30 days from the fight, because he thought it would weaken him, but he was willing to have blood taken from him before the 30-day window as well as immediately after the fight.[80] Freddie Roach, on the other hand, commented that he would not allow blood to be taken from Pacquiao one week before the fight.[81][82] In an attempt to resolve their differences, the two camps went through a process of mediation before a retired judge. After the mediation process Mayweather agreed to a 14-day no blood testing window. However, Pacquiao refused and instead only agreed to a 24-day no blood testing window.[83] Consequently, on January 7, 2010, Pacquiao's promoter Bob Arum declared that the fight was officially off.[84]

Because of Pacquiao's reluctance to submit to random blood testing to the extent requested by Mayweather, despite lack of evidence, the Mayweather camp repeated their suggestion that Pacquiao was using banned substances, which resulted in Pacquiao filing a lawsuit for defamation, seeking damages in excess of 75,000 dollars.[85] The lawsuit cited accusations made by Floyd Mayweather, Jr., Floyd Mayweather Sr., Roger Mayweather, Oscar De La Hoya and Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer.[85][86]

Manny Pacquiao and Joshua Clottey shortly after the weigh in for their fight in Dallas, Texas. In the background are Bob Arum and Jerry Jones

After negotiations for the Mayweather fight fell through, other boxers were considered to replace Mayweather as Pacquiao's next opponent, including former Light Welterweight Champion Paul Malignaggi,[87] and WBA Light Middleweight title holder Yuri Foreman.[88] However, Pacquiao chose to fight former IBF Welterweight title holder Joshua Clottey instead.

Pacquiao vs. Clottey

On March 13, 2010, at the Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, Pacquiao defeated Clottey via unanimous decision to retain his WBO Welterweight title. The judges scored the fight 120–108, 119–109 and 119–109, all in favor of Pacquiao.[89] During the fight, Pacquiao threw a total of 1231 punches (a career high), but landed just 246, as most were blocked by Clottey's tight defense. On the other hand, Clottey threw a total of 399 punches, landing 108.[90]

The fight was rewarded with a paid crowd of 36,371 and a gate of $6,359,985, according to post-fight tax reports filed with Texas boxing regulators.[91] Counting complimentary tickets delivered to sponsors, media outlets and others, the Dallas fight attracted 41,843,[91] well short of the 50,994 that was previously announced,[92] but still an epic number for boxing. In addition, the bout drew 700,000 pay-per-view buys and earned $35.3 million in domestic revenue.[93]

Manny Pacquiao was named as the Fighter of the Decade for years 2000–2009 by the Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA). This award was presented by legendary boxer Joe Frazier, who was also a recipient of the award himself back in 1978 for defeating Muhammad Ali. Aside from this prestigious recognition, he was also named as the Sugar Ray Robinson Fighter of the Year for 2009, having received the same honor in 2006 and 2008. The awards ceremony was held at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City on June 4, 2010.[9]

After his victory over Clottey, Pacquiao was expected to return to boxing in late 2010 with a possible matchup against Floyd Mayweather, Jr.. It was later reported that Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer and Top Rank Chief Bob Arum worked out a '"Super Fight" between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather, Jr.. However, complications arose when Mayweather requested Pacquiao undergo random blood and urine testing up until the fight day. Pacquiao responded that he would agree to undergo blood and urine testing up until 14 days before the fight (as requested by Mayweather in the first round of negotiations), stating that giving blood too close to the fight day would weaken him. On May 13, 2010, Pacquiao's promoter Bob Arum announced that he had penciled in November 13, 2010 as the date of Manny Pacquiao's next fight, possibly against Mayweather. However, the stumbling block over demands that Pacquiao submit to Olympic-level random drug testing put the fight in jeopardy.[94]

On June 12, 2010, the President of Golden Boy Promotions, Oscar De La Hoya, stated during an interview with a Spanish network that the deal for the fight was very close and the negotiation process has been very difficult.[95] On June 30, 2010, Arum announced that the management of both sides had agreed to terms, that all points had been settled (including Pacquiao agreeing to submit to both blood and urine testing) and only the signature of Floyd Mayweather, Jr. was needed to seal the deal that could have earned both fighters at least $40 million each. Mayweather was then given a two-week deadline for the fight contract to be signed.[96] Arum also announced that Pacquiao accepted the terms of the random drug testing, blood and urine, leading up to the fight.[97]

On July 15, 2010, Bob Arum announced that Pacquiao's camp would give Mayweather until Friday midnight to sign the fight. The next day, the Top Rank website embedded a countdown clock on their website with the heading "Money" Time: Mayweather's Decision.[98] On July 17, 2010, Arum announced that there was no word from Mayweather's camp and the deal for a November 13, 2010 fight with Mayweather was not reached.

On July 19, 2010, Leonard Ellerbe, one of Floyd Mayweather, Jr.'s closest advisers, denied that negotiations for a super fight between Mayweather and Pacquiao had ever taken place. Ellerbe stated that Bob Arum was not telling the truth.[99] Bob Arum responded, questioning that if there was no negotiation, then who imposed the gag order (referring to a gag order about the negotiation allegedly imposed on both camps) and who could there be a gag order from if there were no negotiations. He also criticized Oscar De La Hoya and his Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer for denying that negotiations took place, when De La Hoya himself had previously stated that they were "very, very close in finalizing the contracts."[100] Arum revealed that HBO Sports President Ross Greenburg acted as the mediator between Mayweather’s handlers and those of Pacquiao’s from Top Rank Promotions.[101] On July 26, 2010, Ross Greenburg said in a statement that he has been negotiating with a representative from each side since May 2, 2010, carefully trying to put the fight together and he did in fact act as a go-between in negotiations with the two sides, but they were unable to come to an agreement, contradicting what Arum and the Pacquiao camp had said.[102][103] Floyd Mayweather, Jr., after the second negotiation had been officially declared off, told the Associated Press that he had fought sixty days ago and that he was not interested in rushing into anything and was not really thinking about boxing at the moment.[104] Almost a year later, on July 8, 2011, Manny Pacquiao's top adviser Michael Koncz confirmed that Pacquiao had in fact never agreed to testing up until fight day, which contradicted what Bob Arum and the Pacquiao camp had been saying for well over a year.[105]

Light Middleweight

Pacquiao vs. Margarito

On July 23, 2010, Bob Arum announced that Pacquiao would fight Antonio Margarito on November 13, 2010. The fight for the vacant WBC Light Middleweight title gave Pacquiao the chance to win a world title in his eighth weight class, the light middleweight, or super welterweight, division.[106] A catchweight of 150 pounds was established for the fight, although the weight limit for the light middleweight division is 154 pounds. During the pre-fight, Pacquiao weighed in at a low 144.6 pounds, while Margarito weighed in at the limit of 150 pounds. Pacquiao said he was pleased with his weight because he loses too much speed when he gains pounds. During the fight itself, Pacquiao weighed 148 lbs, 17 pounds lighter than Margarito's 165.[107]

Prior to the fight, Pacquiao's team demanded to the Texas officials to test Margarito for banned substances after a weight loss supplement, reportedly Hydroxycut, was found in his locker. It was stated that the officials would undergo testing for both boxers after the fight.[108] In the fight, Pacquiao defeated Margarito via unanimous decision, using his superior handspeed and movement to win his 8th world title in as many divisions. In the penultimate round, Pacquiao implored referee Laurence Cole several times to stop the fight as Margarito had a swollen face and a large cut beneath the right eye, but the referee let the fight continue.[109] Margarito had to be taken directly to the hospital after the fight, where it was discovered his orbital bone had been fractured; he had to undergo surgery.[110]

On November 22, 2010, after winning world title in his eighth weight division, Pacquiao was awarded with another Congressional Medal of Distinction from his fellow congressmen led by House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte during the ceremony at the Philippine House of Representatives.[111]

Because Pacquiao had no plans to defend the WBC Light Middleweight title that he won against Margarito, the WBC Board of Governors voted to declare the title vacant.[112]

Second return to welterweight

Pacquiao vs. Mosley

On May 7, 2011, Pacquiao successfully defended his WBO Welterweight title against three-division world champion Shane Mosley via lopsided unanimous decision at the MGM Grand Arena. Rapper LL Cool J performed as Mosley first entered the arena, while vocalist Jimi Jamison of the rock band Survivor sang "Eye of the Tiger" as Pacquiao approached the ring. Pacquiao knocked Mosley down in the third round using a one-two capped with a left straight. Mosley was left dazed by the knockdown but managed to stand up.[113] Mosley floored Pacquiao in the tenth round with a push, but referee Kenny Bayless inexplicably ruled it a knockdown. None of the judges seemed to have bought it judging from the scores. Replays showed that Pacquiao was throwing a punch off balance, had his right foot stepped on by Mosley's left foot and went down with a little help from Mosley's right hand. Bayless apologized to Pacquiao after the fight for the mistake. Pacquiao gained one-sided verdicts from all three judges – 119–108, 120–108 and 120–107.[114] Pacquiao reported that the only thing preventing him from knocking out Mosley was a cramp in his legs. Freddie Roach said that Pacquiao had problems with cramping before but usually in training sessions and not in the middle of bouts.[115] After the fight, there was much controversy over Shane Mosley reportedly telling Floyd Mayweather that he should have made Pacquiao "take the test."[116]

Bob Arum talked about having Pacquiao's next bout at the MGM Grand on November 5, 2011 or across town at the Thomas and Mack Center on November 12, 2011. Arum listed Juan Manuel Marquez as the first choice and then mentioned Timothy Bradley and Zab Judah as other options.[117]

Pacquiao vs. Marquez III

Pacquiao's promoter Bob Arum stated that a third meeting with Márquez could happen in November 2011, providing Pacquiao defeated his next opponent Shane Mosley on May 7.[118] On May 10, Márquez accepted an offer from Top Rank to fight Pacquiao for his WBO Welterweight title at a catchweight of 144 pounds.[119] On May 18, Márquez signed the deal to fight Pacquiao for the third time on November 12 at Las Vegas.

On November 12, Marquez lost to Pacquiao via majority decision by garnering scores 114–114, 115–113 & 116–112 from scorecards of three judges. Upon the results being announced, the crowd reaction was largely negative with thousands continuing to boo[120] as Pacquiao spoke with Max Kellerman. Tim Smith of New York's Daily News wrote that Márquez "was robbed of a decision by judges who were either blind or corrupt."[121] However, ringside punch stats showed Pacquiao landing more strikes, 176 to 138, and landing more power punches, 117 to 100.[122] Michael Woods of ESPN stated that Marquez was not robbed noting the Compubox stats, all of which favored Pacquiao.[123] The decision was voted "Robbery of the Year," by The Ring magazine readers.[124]

Pacquiao vs. Bradley

On February 5, Bob Arum announced Timothy Bradley as Pacquiao's next opponent on June 9 for his WBO Welterweight title, after another failed negotiation attempt with Floyd Mayweather, Jr. on Cinco De Mayo.[125] During the final press conference, WBO President Francisco "Paco" Valcarcel awarded Pacquiao with WBO Diamond Ring in recognition of Pacquiao as the WBO Best Pound-for-Pound Fighter of the Decade.[126]

Pacquiao lost the bout in a controversial split decision, scoring 115-113, 113-115 and 113-115 from the three judges. The decision was booed by the crowd and criticized by many news outlets who were independently scoring the fight. However, Pacquiao was gracious in defeat and Bradley called for a rematch. Following the decision, many analysts called the decision a corruption of the sport. ESPN.com scored the fight 119-109 for Pacquiao. HBO's unofficial judge, Harold Lederman, also had it 119-109 for Pacquiao. Most ringside media also scored the fight in favor of Pacquiao.[127]

Four days after the fight, Valcarcel said in a statement on June 13, 2012, that, though the WBO did not doubt the ability of the scoring judges, the WBO's Championship Committee would review the video of the fight with five independent, competent and recognized international judges and make a recommendation.[128] On June 21, 2012, the five WBO Championship Committee judges on the review panel announced that Pacquiao should have won his controversial defeat, with all scoring the fight unanimously in Pacquiao's favor — 117-111, 117-111, 118-110, 116-112 and 115-113. However, the WBO cannot overturn the result of the fight (only the NSAC would be able to do so), but recommended a rematch between the fighters.[129]

Pacquiao vs. Marquez IV

Pacquiao met Juan Manuel Márquez December 8, 2012, for a fourth time, in a non-title bout at welterweight. Pacquiao was knocked out with one second left in the sixth round by a right to the jaw, giving Marquez the KO win.[130]

Pacquiao vs. Rios

After 11 months away from boxing, Pacquiao returned to the ring on November 24, 2013, at The Venetian Macao Hotel & Resort's CotaiArena in Macau of the Special administrative regions in China against The Ring ranked #6 Junior Welterweight Brandon Ríos for the WBO International welterweight title. This was Pacquiao's first fight to be held in China. Pacquiao won the match by unanimous decision.[131]

Professional boxing record

55 Wins (38 knockouts, 17 decisions), 5 Losses (3 knockouts, 2 decisions), 2 Draws[132]
Res.RecordOpponentTypeRd., TimeDateLocationNotes
N/AN/AUnited States Timothy BradleyN/A- (12)2014-04-12United States MGM Grand, Las Vegas, NevadaFor WBO Welterweight title.
Win55-5-2United States Brandon RiosUD122013-11-24China The Venetian Macao, Macau, SARWon vacant WBO International Welterweight title.
Loss54-5-2Mexico Juan Manuel MárquezKO6 (12), 2:592012-12-08United States MGM Grand, Las Vegas, NevadaFor WBO 'Champion of the Decade' belt.[133]
Loss54-4-2United States Timothy BradleySD122012-06-09United States MGM Grand, Las Vegas, NevadaLost WBO Welterweight title.
Win54-3-2Mexico Juan Manuel MárquezMD122011-11-12United States MGM Grand, Las Vegas, NevadaRetained WBO Welterweight title.
Fight at 144-pound catch weight.
Win53-3-2United States Shane MosleyUD122011-05-07United States MGM Grand, Las Vegas, NevadaRetained WBO Welterweight title.
Win52-3-2Mexico Antonio MargaritoUD122010-11-13United States Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, TexasWon vacant WBC Light Middleweight title.
Fight at 150-pound catch weight.
Win51-3-2Ghana Joshua ClotteyUD122010-03-13United States Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, TexasRetained WBO Welterweight title.
Win50-3-2Puerto Rico Miguel CottoTKO12 (12), 0:552009-11-14United States MGM Grand, Las Vegas, NevadaWon WBO & WBC Diamond Welterweight titles.
Fight at 145-pound catch weight.
Win49-3-2United Kingdom Ricky HattonKO2 (12), 2:592009-05-02United States MGM Grand, Las Vegas, NevadaWon The Ring & IBO Light Welterweight titles.
Win48-3-2United States Oscar De La HoyaRTD8 (12), 3:002008-12-06United States MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win47-3-2United States David DíazTKO9 (12), 2:242008-06-28United States Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NevadaWon WBC Lightweight title.
Win46-3-2Mexico Juan Manuel MárquezSD122008-03-15United States Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NevadaWon WBC & vacant The Ring Super Featherweight titles.
Win45-3-2Mexico Marco Antonio BarreraUD122007-10-06United States Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NevadaRetained WBC International Super Featherweight title.
Win44-3-2Mexico Jorge SolísKO8 (12), 1:162007-04-14United States Alamodome, San Antonio, TexasRetained WBC International Super Featherweight title.
Win43-3-2Mexico Érik MoralesKO3 (12), 2:572006-11-18United States Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, NevadaRetained WBC International Super Featherweight title.
Win42-3-2Mexico Óscar LariosUD122006-07-02Philippines Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City, Metro ManilaRetained WBC International Super Featherweight title.
Win41-3-2Mexico Érik MoralesTKO10 (12), 2:332006-01-21United States Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, NevadaRetained WBC International Super Featherweight title.
WBC Super Featherweight Title Eliminator.
Win40-3-2Mexico Héctor VelázquezTKO6 (12), 2:592005-09-10United States Staples Center, Los Angeles, CaliforniaWon vacant WBC International Super Featherweight title.
Loss39-3-2Mexico Érik MoralesUD122005-03-19United States MGM Grand, Las Vegas, NevadaFor vacant WBC International & vacant IBA Super Featherweight titles.
Win39-2-2Thailand Fahsan Por ThawatchaiTKO4 (12), 1:262004-12-11Philippines Fort Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City, Metro ManilaRetained The Ring Featherweight title.
IBF Featherweight eliminator for the #2 contender spot.
Draw38-2-2Mexico Juan Manuel MárquezMD122004-05-08United States MGM Grand, Las Vegas, NevadaRetained The Ring Featherweight title.
For WBA (Super) & IBF Featherweight titles.
Win38-2-1Mexico Marco Antonio BarreraTKO11 (12), 2:562003-11-15United States Alamodome, San Antonio, TexasWon The Ring Featherweight title.
Win37-2-1Mexico Emmanuel LuceroKO3 (12), 0:482003-07-26United States Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, CaliforniaRetained IBF Super Bantamweight title.
Win36-2-1Kazakhstan Serikzhan YeshmagambetovTKO5 (10), 1:522003-03-15Philippines Rizal Park, Manila, Metro Manila
Win35-2-1Thailand Fahprakorb RakkiatgymKO1 (12), 2:462002-10-26Philippines Rizal Memorial College Gym, Davao CityRetained IBF Super Bantamweight title.
Win34-2-1Colombia Jorge Eliecer JulioTKO2 (12), 1:092002-06-08United States The Pyramid, Memphis, MemphisRetained IBF Super Bantamweight title.
Draw33-2-1Dominican Republic Agapito SánchezTD6 (12), 1:122001-11-10United States Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, CaliforniaFor WBO & IBF Super Bantamweight titles.
Bout stopped due to cut over Pacquiao's eye caused by accidental headbutt. Retained IBF Super Bantamweight title.
Win33–2South Africa Lehlohonolo LedwabaTKO6 (12), 0:592001-06-23United States MGM Grand, Las Vegas, NevadaWon IBF Super Bantamweight title.
Win32–2Thailand Wethya SakmuangklangKO6 (12), 2:402001-04-28Philippines Kidapawan City, CotabatoRetained WBC International Super Bantamweight title.
Win31–2North Korea Tetsutora SenrimaTKO5 (12)2001-02-24Philippines Ynares Center, Antipolo City, RizalRetained WBC International Super Bantamweight title.
Win30–2Australia Nedal HusseinTKO10 (12), 1:482000-10-14Philippines Ynares Center, Antipolo City, RizalRetained WBC International Super Bantamweight title.
Win29–2South Korea Seung-Kon ChaeTKO1 (12), 1:422000-06-28Philippines Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City, Metro ManilaRetained WBC International Super Bantamweight title.
Win28–2Australia Arnel BarotilloKO4 (12)2000-03-04Philippines Ninoy Aquino Stadium, Manila, Metro ManilaRetained WBC International Super Bantamweight title.
Win27–2Philippines Reynante JamiliKO2 (12)1999-12-18Philippines Elorde Sports Complex, Parañaque City, Metro ManilaWon WBC International Super Bantamweight title.
Loss26–2Thailand Medgoen SingsuratKO3 (12), 1:321999-09-17Thailand Pakpanag Metropolitan Stadium, Nakhon Si ThammaratLost Lineal Flyweight title.
Win26–1Mexico Gabriel MiraTKO4 (12), 2:451999-04-24Philippines Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City, Metro ManilaRetained Lineal & WBC Flyweight titles.
Win25–1Australia Todd MakelimTKO3 (10), 2:521999-02-20Philippines Kidapawan City, Cotabato
Win24–1Thailand Chatchai SasakulKO8 (12)1998-12-04Thailand Tonsuk College Ground, PhutthamonthonWon Lineal & WBC Flyweight titles.
Win23–1Japan Shin TeraoTKO1 (10), 2:591998-05-18Japan Korakuen Hall, Tokyo
Win22–1Thailand Panomdej OhyuthanakornKO1 (12), 1:381997-12-06Philippines South Cotabato Stadium, Koronadal City, South CotabatoRetained OPBF Flyweight title.
Win21–1Philippines Melvin MagramoUD(10)1997-09-13Philippines Cebu Coliseum Cebu City, Cebu
Win20–1Thailand Chokchai ChockvivatKO5 (12), 2:461997-06-26Philippines Mandaluyong City, Metro ManilaWon OPBF Flyweight title.
Win19–1Philippines Ariel AustriaTKO6 (10)1997-05-30Philippines Almendras Gym, Davao City
Win18–1South Korea Wook-Ki LeeKO1 (10), 1:041997-04-24Philippines Ritsy's, Makati City, Metro Manila
Win17–1Philippines Mike LunaKO1 (10), 1:561997-03-03Philippines Muntinlupa City, Metro Manila
Win16–1South Korea Sung-Yul LeeTKO2 (10)1996-12-28Philippines Muntinlupa City, Metro Manila
Win15–1Indonesia Ippo GalaTKO2 (10)1996-07-27Philippines Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila
Win14–1Philippines Bert BatillerTKO4 (10)1996-06-15Philippines General Santos City, South Cotabato
Win13–1Philippines John MedinaTKO4 (10)1996-05-05Philippines Malabon City, Metro Manila
Win12–1Philippines Marlon CarilloUD(10)1996-04-27Philippines Ramada Hotel, Manila, Metro Manila
Loss11–1Philippines Rustico TorrecampoKO3 (10), 0:291996-02-09Philippines Mandaluyong City, Metro ManilaPacquiao was one pound over the specified catch weight of 111 lbs.
He was penalized by wearing heavier gloves.
Win11–0Philippines Lito TorrejosTD5 (10)1996-01-13Philippines Parañaque City, Metro Manila
Win10–0Philippines Rolando ToyogonUD101995-12-09Philippines Sampaloc Metro Manila
Win9–0Philippines Rudolfo FernandezTKO3 (10)1995-11-11Philippines Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila
Win8–0Philippines Renato MendonesTKO2 (8)1995-10-21Philippines Puerto Princesa City, Palawan
Win7–0Philippines Lolito LaroaUD81995-10-07Philippines Makati City, Metro Manila
Win6–0Philippines Armando RocilKO3 (8)1995-09-16Philippines Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila
Win5–0Philippines Acasio SimbajonUD61995-08-03Philippines Mandaluyong Sports Complex, Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila
Win4–0Philippines Dele DeciertoTKO2 (6)1995-07-01Philippines Mandaluyong City, Metro ManilaPacquiao's debut in Blow by Blow and his first known televised fight.
Win3–0Philippines Rocky PalmaUD61995-05-01Philippines Montano Hall, Cavite City, Cavite
Win2–0Philippines Pinoy MontejoUD41995-03-18Philippines Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro
Win1–0Philippines Edmund Enting IgnacioUD41995-01-22Philippines Sablayan, Occidental MindoroProfessional boxing debut at light flyweight.

Titles in boxing

Major World Titles:

Minor World Titles:

The Ring/Lineal Championship Titles:

Regional/International Titles:

Special Titles:

Pay-per-view bouts

DateFightBillingBuysNetwork
March 19, 2005Manny Pacquiao vs. Erik MoralesComing With Everything350,000HBO
January 21, 2006Manny Pacquiao vs. Erik Morales IITheir First Battle Was An Epic355,000HBO
July 2, 2006Manny Pacquiao vs. Oscar LariosMano-A-ManoN/AN/A
October 6, 2006Manny Pacquiao vs. Erik Morales IIIThe Grand Finale345,000HBO
April 14, 2007Manny Pacquiao vs. Jorge SolisBlaze of Glory200,000N/A
October 6, 2007Manny Pacquiao vs. Marco Antonio Barrera IIWill to Win340,000HBO
March 15, 2008Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Marquez IIUnfinished Business400,000HBO
June 28, 2008Manny Pacquiao vs. David DiazLethal Combination250,000HBO
December 6, 2008Manny Pacquiao vs. Oscar De La HoyaThe Dream Match1,250,000[134]HBO
May 2, 2009Manny Pacquiao vs. Ricky HattonThe Battle of East and West850,000HBO
November 14, 2009Manny Pacquiao vs. Miguel CottoFirepower1,250,000[135]HBO
March 13, 2010Manny Pacquiao vs. Joshua ClotteyThe Event660,000HBO
November 13, 2010Manny Pacquiao vs. Antonio MargaritoThe Eighth Wonder of the World1,150,000[136]HBO
May 17, 2011Manny Pacquiao vs. Shane MosleyThe Undaunted1,340,000[137]Showtime
November 8, 2011Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Marquez IIIThe 25th Round Begins1,400,000[138]HBO
June 9, 2012Manny Pacquiao vs. Timothy BradleyPerfect Storm700,000[139]HBO
December 8, 2012Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Marquez IVFight of the Decade1,150,000[140]HBO
November 24, 2013Manny Pacquiao vs. Brandon RiosThe Clash in Cotai470,000HBO

Acting career

Manny Pacquiao
BornEmmanuel Dapidran Pacquiao
Other namesManny, Pacman
OccupationProfessional Boxer, Actor, Politician
Years active2000 – Present

Pacquiao started his acting career as an extra in some local films and guest appearances on ABS-CBN shows.

In December 2005 Pacquiao took his first lead role in Violett Films' Lisensyadong Kamao (Licensed Fist).[141] The movie is titled so because (according to director Tony Bernal), being a Boxer, Pacquiao is licensed to use his hands.[citation needed]

In 2008, Pacquiao starred with Ara Mina and Valerie Concepcion in Anak ng Kumander (Son of Commander). The movie was not a commercial success and was panned by critics.[citation needed]

Pacquiao starred in the superhero/comedy film entitled Wapakman, which was released on December 25, 2009 as an entry to the 2009 Metro Manila Film Festival.[142] Like his previous films, Wapakman was not commercially successful.[143]

Upon the expiration of his contract with ABS-CBN, Pacquiao signed with GMA Network as an actor in September 2007. On December 17, 2007, he taped his first episode of the networks infotainment show Pinoy Records.[144] His other projects with the network included Totoy Bato and the sitcom Show Me Da Manny in which his mother, Dionesia, also appeared.

In 2012, American actor Sylvester Stallone was reportedly in talks with Pacquiao over co-starring in one of Stallone's future films, which is in the planning stages. The project did not push through as no further updates were given after the initial report.[145]

In 2011, Pacquiao appeared on Tosh.0 in which he was paired in a fight with Daniel Tosh. It resulted in Pacquiao winning in one punch.

On May 18, 2012 it was reported that Pacquiao will shoot his first Hollywood film after his June 9 fight with Tim Bradley. He will play a gangster in this movie that will also feature other fighters and martial artists such as Hector Echavarria, Lyoto Machida, Anderson Silva and Frank Mir. Filipino-American Rob Schneider also confirmed the report in an interview that he'll be working with Pacquiao in a movie. The working title is Brass Knuckles and will be directed by Erick Geisler.[146][147]

Political career

Manny Pacquiao
Manny Pacquiao in Siliman.jpg
Member of the Philippine House of Representatives from Sarangani's Lone District
Incumbent
Assumed office
June 30, 2010
Preceded byErwin L. Chiongbian
Personal details
Political partyPDP-LABAN/United Nationalist Alliance (2012–)
Liberal Party (2007, 2010–12)
Kabalikat ng Malayang Pilipino (2007–8)
Nacionalista Party (2009–10)
People's Champ Movement (2010–)
ResidenceKiamba, Sarangani
Alma materNotre Dame of Dadiangas University
ProfessionProfessional Boxer, Actor
ReligionEvangelical Roman Catholic
Websitewww.congress.gov.ph

2007 Election

On February 12, 2007, Pacquiao officially announced that he would be running for a seat in the Philippine House of Representatives in the May 2007 legislative election, aiming to represent the 1st District of South Cotabato province. He would run as the candidate of the Liberal Party faction under Manila mayor Lito Atienza that had affiliated with the government of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.[148] Pacquiao, who has himself been known to be supportive of the Arroyo government, said that he was persuaded to run by local officials of General Santos City, who hoped he would act as a bridge between their interests and the national government.[148] But after the Philippine Supreme Court declared null and void all nominations of the Liberal Party faction under Atienza, Pacquiao ran under the Kabalikat ng Malayang Pilipino (KAMPI), a pro-Arroyo political party. Pacquiao was defeated in the election by incumbent Rep. Darlene Antonino-Custodio of the Nationalist People's Coalition, who said, "More than anything, I think, people weren't prepared to lose him as their boxing icon."[149]

2007 Philippine House of Representatives election at South Cotabato's 1st district
PartyCandidateVotes%
NPCDarlene Antonino-Custodio139,06164.49%
LiberalManny Pacquiao75,90835.51%
Valid votes214,969100.00%
NPC hold

2010 Election

On November 21, 2009, Pacquiao confirmed that he would run again for the congressional seat, but this time in Sarangani province, the hometown of his wife Jinkee.[150] He originally planned to run for congress under his own party, the People's Champ Movement, but has since joined the Nacionalista Party headed by Manny Villar. Villar said arrangements were made to accommodate Pacquiao’s People’s Champ Movement in a coalition with the Nacionalista Party for the May 2010 elections in Sarangani.[151]

On May 13, 2010, Pacquiao was officially proclaimed congressman of the lone district of Sarangani. He scored a landslide victory over the wealthy and politically well-entrenched Chiongbian clan that had been in power in the province for more than thirty years. Pacquiao got 120,052 votes while his opponent for the seat, Roy Chiongbian, got 60,899 votes.[152]

2010 Philippine House of Representatives election at Sarangani
PartyCandidateVotes%
PCMManny Pacquiao120,05266.35%
SARRORoy Chiongbian60,89933.65%
Valid votes180,59197.57%
Invalid or blank votes4,4992.43%
Totals180,951100.00%
PCM gain from SARRO

On June 28, 2010, Pacquiao took his oath of office as congressman before Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonio T. Carpio in the Provincial Capitol of Sarangani in Municipality of Alabel. He announced that he will transfer to President-elect Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III's Liberal Party from Nacionalista Party as he wants to ensure the entry of more projects to his province.[153]

2013 Election

Pacquiao later moved to the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) led by Vice-President Jejomar Binay. He took his oath on April 16, 2012 in front of PDP-LABAN President and Senator Aquilino Pimentel III and Secretary-General Joey de Venecia in preparation for the upcoming 2013 elections.[154] In congressional elections in 2013 he running unopposed for his 2nd term as congressman, thus at least a single vote, he automatically won for his position. Aside from him his wife Jinkee was also elected as Vice-Governor of Sarangani, while his younger brother, Rogelio was unsuccessfully defeated by incumbent Rep. Pedro Acharon of Team PNoy in 2nd district race in South Cotabato which includes General Santos City.

2013 Philippine House of Representatives election at Sarangani
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
UNAManny Pacquiao144,926
Margin of victory
Rejected ballots47,085
Turnout192,011100
UNA holdSwing

U.S. political endorsements

He also has endorsed politicians outside the Philippines, in particular his secondary home country in the United States, as he endorsed Nevada Senator Harry Reid and California Governor Jerry Brown in November 2010.[155]

In popular culture

A film based on Pacquiao's life, Pacquiao: The Movie, was released on June 21, 2006, featuring Filipino actor Jericho Rosales as Manny Pacquiao and was directed by Joel Lamangan.[156] The film flopped at the box office, grossing a total of only P4,812,191 (approximately US$99,322), as confirmed by Lamangan.

Pacquiao is featured in the boxing video games Fight Night Round 2, Fight Night Round 3, Fight Night Round 4 and Fight Night Champion. EA Sports released a limited edition demo of Fight Night Round 4, featuring Pacquiao and Ricky Hatton prior to their May 2 fight.[157]

Pacquiao became the first Filipino athlete to appear on a postage stamp.[158]

Pacquiao 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 the request of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to the national sports officials on the Philippines at the 2008 Summer Olympics.[159]

Pacquiao plays basketball as a cross-training to keep himself in shape. He is playing in the semi-professional basketball league, Liga Pilipinas, with the team he owns, the MP-Gensan Warriors. He made his debut in the Smart-Liga Pilipinas Conference II in January 16, 2009. He wears jersey number 17.[160]

Pacquiao became an honorary member of the Boston Celtics. The honorary membership was bestowed on him in a brief ceremony and he was presented with a replica of a green and white Celtics jersey bearing his name and number 1.[161] As a measure of gratitude, Pacquiao delivered a stockpile of red autographed boxing gloves to TD Garden. On March 10, 2010, prior to the night's game with Memphis Grizzlies, many of the Celtics had a special motivational gift waiting for them in their lockers.[162]

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, beverage, garments, telecommunications and even a political ad for politicians during the 2007 and 2010 Philippine elections. His most acclaimed commercials yet were for Nike's "Fast Forward" campaign (alongside Tiger Woods, Kobe Bryant, Maria Sharapova, Roger Federer, Cristiano Ronaldo and Liu Xiang)[163] and San Miguel Beer with Jet Li[164] and Érik Morales.[165]

Pacquiao has been included by Time Magazine as one of the world's most influential people for the year 2009, for his exploits in boxing and his influence among the Filipino people.[166]Pacquiao was also included by Forbes Magazine in its annual Celebrity 100 list for the year 2009, joining Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie and fellow athletes Tiger Woods and Bryant.[167]

Forbes also listed Pacquiao as the World's 6th Highest Paid Athlete, with a total of 40 Million Dollars ($40,000,000.00) or 2 Billion Pesos (₱2,000,000,000.00) from the second half of 2008 to the first half of 2009. Tied with him on the sixth spot was the NBA player LeBron James and golfer Phil Mickelson.[168] Pacquiao was again included in Forbes' list of Highest Paid Athletes from the second half of 2009 to the first half of 2010; he was ranked 8th with an income of $42 million.[169] Pacquiao had also won the 2009 ESPY Awards for the Best Fighter category, beating fellow boxer Shane Mosley and Brazilian mixed martial arts fighters Lyoto Machida and Anderson Silva.[170] ESPN Magazine reported that Pacquiao was one of the two top earning athletes for 2010, alongside American Major League baseball player Alex Rodriguez. According to the magazine's annual salary report of athletes, Pacquiao earned $32 million (approximately PhP 1.38 billion) for his two 2010 boxing matches against Clottey and Margarito.[171]

Pacquiao has also graced the cover of Time Magazine Asia for their November 16, 2009 issue. According to their five-page feature story, "(Pacquiao is) a fighter with enough charisma, intelligence and backstory to help rescue a sport lost in the labyrinth of pay-per-view. Global brands like Nike want him in their ads." They also added, "Pacquiao has a myth of origin equal to that of any Greek or Roman hero. He leaves the Philippines to make it even bigger, conquering the world again and again to bring back riches to his family and friends."[170][172] He became the eighth Filipino to grace the cover of the prestigious magazine, after former Philippine presidents Manuel L. Quezon, Ramon Magsaysay, Ferdinand Marcos, Corazon Aquino, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, Benigno Aquino III and Filipino actress and environmentalist Chin Chin Gutierrez. Pacquiao was also featured on the cover of Reader's Digest Asia, where a seven-page story was written about the Filipino boxing superstar. The issue came out before Pacquiao’s epic match against De La Hoya on November 2008.

Kool A.D. includes a song named for Pacquiao on his mixtape, "51". He is also mentioned in rapper Pitbull's song "Get It Started."

Controversy

Tax Evasion case

On November 26, 2013, a few days after Pacquiao's victory to Brandon Rios, the Philippine Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) issued a freeze order on all of Pacquiao's Philippine bank accounts due to his having allegedly failed to pay 2.2 billion in taxes for earnings he made in his fights in the United States from 2008 to 2009. A day after the bank account freeze, the BIR also issued an order to freeze all of Pacquiao's Philippine properties, whereupon Pacquiao presented documents to the press showing the income tax for non-resident alien payment by his promoter to the BIR's US counterpart, the Internal Revenue Service, as well as a letter from Bob Arum.[173]

Recognitions

International:

National:

Filmography

Films
YearFilmRoleOther Notes
2000Di Ko Kayang TanggapinDong
2001Mahal Kita... Kahit Sino Ka Pa!
2001Basagan ng MukhaDodong
2005Lisensyadong KamaoAmbrosio "Bruce" Lerio
2008Anak ng KumanderKumander IdelWriter/Producer
2008Brown Soup ThingCousin Manny
2008Pangarap Kong JackpotAbelSegment "Sa Ngalan ng Busabos"
2009WapakmanMagno Meneses/Wapakman
Television Shows
YearTelevision ShowsRoleOther Notes
1999I WitnessHimselfKamao episode
2004Walang BakasHimself (uncredited)
2004No Fear: The Manny Pacquiao StoryHimselfVideo documentary
2004The People's ChampionHimselfVideo documentary
2005Kamao: Matira Ang MatibayHimself – Host
2005Ok Fine WhateverHimself – Guest
2005Pinoy Big BrotherHimself – Guest
2006Ako ang SimulaHimselfTV documentary
2006Countdown to Pacquiao-Morales 3HimselfTV documentary
2007Countdown to Pacquiao-Barrera 2HimselfTV documentary
2008Countdown to Pacquiao-Marquez 2HimselfTV documentary
200824/7: De La Hoya/PacquiaoHimselfTV documentary
2009Kababayan LA: Manny Pacquiao SpecialsHimself
2009Pinoy RecordsHimself – Host
2009Totoy BatoEmmanuel
2009Show Me Da MannyManny Santos
200924/7: Pacquiao/HattonHimselfTV documentary
2009Team Pacquiao: The GMA News & Public Affairs Sports Documentary SpecialHimselfTV Documentary
2009Rome is BurningHimself – CorrespondentEpisode dated May 1
2009Jimmy Kimmel Live!Himself – GuestMultiple times
200924/7: Pacquiao/CottoHimselfTV documentary
2010Road to Dallas: Pacquiao vs. ClotteyHimselfTV documentary
201024/7: Pacquiao/MargaritoHimselfTV documentary
201060 MinutesHimself – Guest [198]
2011Manny Many PrizesHimself – Host
2011Fight Camp 360°: Pacquiao vs. MosleyHimselfTV documentary
2011Pacquiao-Marquez III World Press Tour (Manila Leg)Himself
201124/7: Pacquiao/MarquezHimselfTV documentary
201224/7: Pacquiao/BradleyHimselfTV documentary
201224/7: Pacquiao/Marquez 4HimselfTV documentary
2012Pacman Forever: A Hero's HomecomingHimself
2013Para Sa 'Yo Ang Laban Na ItoHimself – Host
Video Games
YearVideo GameRoleOther Notes
2005Fight Night Round 2HimselfPlayable fighter
2006Fight Night Round 3HimselfPlayable fighter
2009Fight Night Round 4HimselfPlayable fighter
2011Fight Night ChampionHimselfPlayable fighter
2011Pound for PoundHimselfPlayable fighter

Discography

Manny Pacquiao
Birth nameEmmanuel D. Pacquiao
OriginGeneral Santos City
OccupationsBoxer, Actor, Singer, Politician
Years active2006–present
LabelsStar Records
MCA Records
GMA Records
Associated actsLito Camo
Francis Magalona

Most of the Tagalog songs of Pacquiao were composed by Lito Camo. The following are the songs from Manny Pacquiao's albums:

See also

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Awards
Preceded by
Roy Jones Jr.
BWAA Fighter of the Decade
2000–2009
Incumbent
Preceded by
Ricky Hatton
The Ring Fighter of the Year
2006
Succeeded by
Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Preceded by
Ricky Hatton
BWAA Fighter of the Year
2006
Succeeded by
Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Preceded by
Floyd Mayweather Jr.
The Ring Fighter of the Year
2008, 2009
Succeeded by
Sergio Gabriel Martínez
Preceded by
Floyd Mayweather Jr.
BWAA Fighter of the Year
2008, 2009
Succeeded by
Sergio Gabriel Martínez
Preceded by
Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Best Fighter ESPY Award
2009
Succeeded by
Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Preceded by
Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Best Fighter ESPY Award
2011
Succeeded by
Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Chatchai Sasakul
WBC Flyweight Champion
December 4, 1998 – September 17, 1999
Stripped
Vacant
Title next held by
Medgoen Singsurat
Lineal 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
Israel Vázquez
Preceded by
Marco Antonio Barrera
The Ring Featherweight Champion
November 15, 2003 – March 19, 2005
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Mikey García
Preceded by
Juan Manuel Márquez
WBC Super Featherweight Champion
March 15, 2008 – July 16, 2008
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Humberto Soto
Vacant
Title last held by
Brian Mitchell
The Ring Super Featherweight Champion
March 15, 2008 – July 16, 2008
Vacated
Vacant
Preceded by
David Díaz
WBC Lightweight Champion
June 28, 2008 – February 24, 2009
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Edwin Valero
Preceded by
Ricky Hatton
IBO Light Welterweight Champion
May 2, 2009 – January 15, 2010
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Kaizer Mabuza
The Ring Light Welterweight Champion
May 2, 2009 – July 26, 2010
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Danny García
Preceded by
Miguel Cotto
WBO Welterweight Champion
(Super Champion)

November 14, 2009 – June 9, 2012
Succeeded by
Timothy Bradley
Vacant
Title last held by
Sergio Gabriel Martínez
WBC Light Middleweight Champion
November 13, 2010 – February 8, 2011
Stripped
Vacant
Title next held by
Saúl Álvarez
Olympic Games
Preceded by
Christopher Camat
Flagbearer for  Philippines
Beijing 2008 (non-participant)
Succeeded by
Hidilyn Diaz
House of Representatives of the Philippines
Preceded by
Erwin L. Chiongbian
Representative, Lone District of Sarangani
2010–present
Incumbent
Party political offices
New Political PartyChairman of People's Champ Movement
2009 – Present
Incumbent