Emmanuel Dapidran Pacquiao, professionally recognized by the name Manny Pacquiao, is a Filipino born professional boxer. The famous boxer is also a basketball player and currently serves as a politician and Senator of the Philippines. Manny is one of the biggest names in the field of boxing as he is the first world champion from the eight-division. He can be compared to some big named in the boxing world like Oscar De La Hoya, Mike Tyson, and many others.
Given the nickname of Pac-Man, Manny was born on 17th December 1978, in Kibawe, Philippines and is currently 39-years-old. Moreover, he is married to his wife Jinkee Pacquiao and has five children with her. His children are Michael Stephen, Mary Divine Grace, Queen Elizabeth, Isreal and Emmanuel Jr. Four of his children were born in the Philippines, but his daughter Queen was born in the United States. At the moment, the family resides in South Cotabato, Philippines.
Here we are going to take a look at the professional boxer's career, awards and his net worth followed by his property. Continue reading to find out more.
Manny Pacquiao Career and Awards
Manny was born in a poor family. Parents to six children, his mother was not able to earn enough money to provide the basic needs of her family. This resulted in him dropping out of school and moving out from his home at the age of just 14.
Moreover, at the age of 16, he started boxing professionally. Even while playing as an amateur, he was very good and has a record of 60 wins and four losses. Meanwhile, he decided to continue his journey as a professional boxer after one of his close friends, an aspiring boxer died in 1995.
Talking about his boxing style, he is very aggressive. He has a strong fan base, which is also because of his surname.
Manny got an opportunity to fight for a world title for the first time following his outstanding performance of one official defense and two non-title bouts in the flyweight division.
Presently, he is one of the most well-known Asian boxers. In 2016, he was ranked no. 2 pound-for-pound fighter in the past 25 years by ESPN. As mentioned above, he is also the first world champion from the eight-division in the boxing history.
He has won numerous major world titles and is also the first boxer in the world to win five different weight division's lineal championship. Moreover, he is the first in the history to win world title of all glamour divisions. He was also rated as the best active boxer in the world.
Talking about his achievements in the field of boxing, from 2000 to 2009, he was named the Fighter of the Decade by Boxing Writers Association of America. Besides, he was also named the Fighter of the Decade by HBO.
From 2001 to 2010, World Boxing Council named him the Boxer of the Decade. There are numerous titles which have been assigned to the boxer like Fighter of the Year, ESPY Awards Best Fighter, and many others. In 2011, his name was also written on the Guinness Books of World Record for Most boxing world titles in different weight divisions.
Watch Manny's Top 25 Fights on the ring
His most recent achievements are that in 2017. He was titled Bawas Bisyo Youth for Sin Tax Movement anti-smoking champion, ranked the 4th Boxing MVPs by Forbes magazine in 2016.
Apart from boxing, Manny also has a career in professional basketball. On 17th April 2014, he announced joining ventures with the Philippine Basketball Association. The man who stands 5' 6" tall was assigned as the playing coach of team Kia Motors. The jersey number 1 player is also the honorary member of Boston Celtics.