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Manny Pacquiao's complete record: www.boxrec.com Emmanuel Dapidran Pacquiao Emmanuel Dapidran Pacquiao (born December 17 , 1978), simply known as Manny Pacquiao or Pac-Man, is a Filipino professional boxer . He is currently the WBC Lightweight Champion and the WBC Super Featherweight Champion , and was the former world champion at IBF Super Bantamweight , and WBC Flyweight divisions. He is the first Filipino and Asian boxer to win three then later four world titles in different weight divisions. He took over as the Ring Magazine pound for pound number 1 ranked boxer in the world on June 9 , 2008 after Floyd Mayweather, Jr. announced his retirement from boxing. Biography Pacquiao started his professional boxing career in 1995 at 106 lbs (Light flyweight) at the age of 16 years. His early fights usually took place in small 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 young Pacquiao to pursue a professional career. As what sportscaster Joaquin "Quinito" Henson observed, Pacquiao clearly had not made weight. 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 by surpassing the required weight of 112 lbs (51 kg). Following his loss to Singsurat, Pacquiao gained weight anew, this time stopping at the superbantamweight division of 122 lbs (55 kg), where he picked up the WBC International Super Bantamweight title, defending it five times before his next 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 four times and fought to a sixth-round draw against Agapito Sanchez in a bout that was stopped early after Pacquiao received a headbutt. Pacquiao also represented the Philippines in the 2008 Olympics by holding the Philippine Flag during the entrance parade. Pacquiao's rise Pacquiao went on to defend his title four times before the match that many consider to have defined his career, a bout against the Mexican boxing idol 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 , and he held that title until relinquishing it in 2005. 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. In a bout held at Taguig City , Philippines, Pacquiao fought against Fahsan (3K-Battery) Por Thawatchai. Pacquiao sent 3K-Battery to the canvas three times en route to a knockout in the fourth round. A left uppercut to the jaw that lifted the Thai fighter's feet off the canvas ended the fight. 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. 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 Staples Center , Los Angeles, California . Pacquiao defeated Morales via a 10th-round TKO in a much-anticipated rematch on January 21 , 2006 in Las Vegas at Thomas and Mack Center . After the Morales bout, Pacquiao was in the limelight again during the first week of February 2006 when a waitress working in a Manila nightclub claimed that he was the father of her son, born out of a whirlwind affair with the boxer. The boxer, allegedly, was giving the child financial support, which was also kept secret from his wife, Jinkee, until she found out. This caused a problem in their marriage, but things were soon mended. On July 2 , 2006, Pacquiao defeated another Mexican, Oscar Larios , a two-time superbantamweight champion. In September 2006, Pacquiao signed a major deal with Golden Boy Promotions (GBP), headed by Oscar de la Hoya , which was good for seven fights. This development was confirmed by his coach Freddie Roach. Under the deal, Pacquiao was guaranteed a prize money of US$5 million for each fight. With regard to profits made on each fight, Pacquiao would receive at least 90%, whereas the remaining 10% would go to Golden Boy Promotions. Pacquiao and Morales fought for a third time (with the series tied 1-all) on November 18 , 2006. After the Pacquiao-Morales rematch, Arum announced that Manny returned his signing bonus check back to Golden Boy Promotions, signaling intentions to stay with Top Rank. In the sixth round of the bout, an accidental headbutt occurred, giving Pacquiao a cut under his left eyebrow. The fight ended in the eight 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. However, Pacquiao was likely to get a purse of $5 million, plus possibly a share of the pay-per-view rights.  Pacquiao defeated Barrera in their rematch via an easy unanimous decision. Barrera retaliated with an illegal punch on the break that dazed Pacquiao but also caused the referee to deduct a point from Barrera. 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 welterweight champ Floyd Mayweather.  On November 13 , 2007, he was honored by the WBC as Champ Emeritus during its 45th Annual World Convention held at the Manila Hotel . On November 18, 2007, the Manila Bulletin Online edition reported a possible bout between Pacquiao and Oscar de la Hoya. 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. On July , 2008, it was announced that Pacquiao would be the flag bearer of the Philippines at the 2008 Summer Olympics . He became the first Filipino athlete, non-Olympics competitor, to be the Team Philippines' flag-bearer during the August 8 opening ceremonies of the 2008 Summer Olympics at Bird's Nest, Olympic stadium. Swimmer Miguel Molina, Southeast Asia 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 . Super Featherweight title On March 15, 2008, in a rematch against Juan Manuel Marquez , Pacquiao won via a highly disputed split decision. Pacquiao won the WBC and The Ring superfeatherweight belts, making him the first Filipino to win three world titles in three different weight divisions (Pacquiao was a former WBC Flyweight Champion, IBF Super bantamweight, and now WBC Super featherweight). Richard Schaefer, GBP CEO, offered a $6-million guarantee to Pacquiao for a rematch. 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 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.  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 1
Boxers Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, and Manny Pacquiao, of the Philippines, pose for photos during a news ...
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Manny Pacquiao was out walking the red carpet by the time Floyd Mayweather Jr. arrived, fashionably late for their first appearance together to promote a fight that really needs no promoting. Pacquiao won't do badly, either, in a fight that was five years in the making and will break records in another way - it will cost fans more than any other fight in history to watch both at the MGM Grand arena or in the comfort of their living rooms. Boxer Manny Pacquiao, of the Philippines, poses for photos as he arrives for a news conference, Wedn ... They may have to reach deep into their pockets to afford it, but there's little doubt that boxing fans will buy it. They want to see what Mayweather and Pacquiao say they are eager to show - the two biggest draws in boxing settling things between them once and for all in the ring. ''We don't want to leave a question mark in the minds of fans of boxing,'' said Pacquiao, from the Philippines. ''It's also very important this fight is for the honor of my country.'' The pay-per-view king was businesslike and relatively subdued, with nothing bad to say about Pacquiao or anyone in his camp. ''It's always good to have the best fight the best,'' Mayweather said. ''That's what's so intriguing about this match up.'' View gallery Mayweather, Pacquiao begin countdown to their big … Boxer Manny Pacquiao, of the Philippines, poses for photos as he arrives for a news conference, Wedn ... Mayweather said he was adamant about making the fight, pestering manager Al Haymon to get it done. But the biggest bout in recent history still may not have happened if not for a chance meeting between Mayweather and Pacquiao at a Miami Heat basketball game in January - a meeting that took place only because a big storm on the East Coast delayed Pacquiao's flight.
LOS ANGELES - (March 13, 2015) - Befitting the unprecedented nature of this mega-fight, a bout that is expected to be the richest in boxing history, Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao were given the royal treatment Wednesday at a gala press conference at Nokia Theatre at LA Live.
Even the Goodyear Blimp flew above to mark the occasion as the top-two fighters of this generation, Mayweather and Pacquiao, went face-to-face for the first time prior to their epic welterweight world championship unification bout Saturday, May 2, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Manny Pacquiao: "I would like to recognize the role that Floyd and Manny had in making this fight. Pacquiao is a tremendous fight between two great champions and two great men. He wanted me to go to Manny [Pacquiao] and discuss with him the purse that would be acceptable. "We had frequent dialogue. I felt confident that it was going to happen because Moonves would do whatever he could to make this happen. "It wasn't until the basketball game in Miami where Manny was convinced that Floyd wanted the fight. "I love Manny Pacquiao and Freddie Roach. When Manny wins on May 2, which I'm sure he will, I will have a great deal of satisfaction for the both of them. The southpaws that he has fought have given him problems and he has risen above, but the southpaws he fought in the past aren't Manny Pacquiao. "I think that Floyd had a better chance of beating Manny Pacquiao five years ago than he does now. "Manny called me up and told me that he can't train in the Philippines because it's too crazy with all the fans there, he can't focus. "Manny is very motivated for this fight. Manny knows how to beat him. We will make the right move before we attack him. "I wanted to have some young, upcoming fighters as sparring partners for Manny. There are young fighters from Chicago, Massachusetts and Finland who are coming in to spar with Manny. Their styles are perfect fits for Manny. "Over the years, both Floyd and Manny have treated fans inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena and those watching on PPV to a thrilling fight experience. Floyd has headlined nine HBO PPV events and Manny 17 HBO PPV events. "We are proud to one again be making history on May 2 with Mayweather and Pacquiao." "Whenever it was time to discuss a Mayweather opponent, Manny Pacquiao was always high on Floyd's list.
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Manny Pacquiao vs Juan Manuel Marquez Winner Result - Pacquiao Wins Manny Pacquiao vs Juan Manuel Marquez Winner Result - Pacquiao Wins Manny Pacquiao vs Juan Manuel Marquez Winner Result - Pacquiao Wins - There are boxing opponents that were made for each other, the pure yin-yang matches. Ali vs Norton, Ali vs Frazier, Morales vs Barrera, Vasquez vs Marquez, Gatti vs Ward, now you can add Pacquiao vs Marquez to the list of great trilogies. If you're a fan of either fighter, the rounds were filled with tense moments. Pacquiao being an offensive fighter pursued Marquez with aggressive boxing, while the defensive Marquez answered with counter-punching skills honed throughout his boxing career. Even if Marquez and Pacquiao fought again many times over, the fight result will be close every time, over and over again. But as the saying goes, all things must pass, and with that, ends the great rivalry of Juan Manuel Marquez and Manny Pacquiao. Manny Pacquiao vs Juan Manuel Marquez Winner Result - Pacquiao Wins Manny Pacquiao vs Juan Manuel Marquez Weigh-in 2008 - 2011 Manny Pacquiao vs Juan Manuel Marquez 3 Boxing Result Fight Tonight Results JM Marquez is the true champion, Pacquiao lost the fight, it's a disgrace to the box that is the champion Anonymous ( November 12, 2011 at 11:06 PM ) Pacquiao is the real champ. That's it. Marquez was robbed once again and Pacquiao and Roach know it. Pacquiao the the winner.you can not do anything to beet the Filipino champ. The one thing you can beat him is to lay him down in the ring but it impossible because ther is no man living in this world to beat Manny Pacquiao. Ok my brother said that Manny didn't showed a great fight, but my friend who watched the fight twice said that MANNY MADE MANY SHOTSAND WE SHOULD WATCH IT AGAIN BECAUSE MANNY JUST GOT INJURED THAT'S WHY IT LOOKS LIKE HE SHOULD'VE WON. BUT REALLY GUYS WATCH IT AGAIN YOU'LL SEE WHY MANNY GOT HIGHER SCORES BY THE JUDGES. He deserves it really whoever won deserves it. Official final punch statistics showed that Pacquiao connected 30% total punches versus Marquez's 32%. Pacquiao threw 578 punches, with only 176 connected. In terms of jabs thrown, Pacquiao landed 59 out of 304 and Marquez 38 out of 182. As for power punches, Pacquiao landed 117 out of 274 (43%) and Marquez 100 out of 254 (39%).Total rounds gave per round average of landed punches for Pacquiao 14 out of 49 and Marquez 11 out of 36. As for power punches, Pacquiao landed 117 out of 274 (43%) and Marquez 100 out of 254 (39%).Total rounds gave per round average of landed punches for Pacquiao 14 out of 49 and Marquez 11 out of 36. It would be disrespect to Pacquiao who i believe is keeping the sport alive. Guys, watch the fight again and you'll see its very close but still Manny by a slim margin. Manny is the aggressor here. Manny is a great fighter but like many great fighters he has difficulty with one particular fighter. In this case its Marquez. Which is another reason why Manny got the nod instead of Marquez. After Manny retires there will be no more Philipino Champions like Manny. He is one in a million. Maybe in the next 100 years from now. Pacquiao VS Hatton(knocked him out in 3rd or 4th rd.)Manny won the belt,next Pacquiao VS Cotto(paquiao dominated cotto in 12 rds)Manny won the belt,Pacquaio VS Marquez 3(close fight could be a draw)Marquez should either "KO" Pacquiao or dominate him in 12 rounds like what Pacquiao did to Hatton and Cotto to get the championship belt. First I'm a Filipino and one would say, I'm bias towards Pacquiao. And I would'nt say I'm not...but here is my simple analogy: If one would asked, who will win in a race between a jeep (Manny) vs a ...let's say a Ferrari, a lamborghini or a posche (in this case those past opponents of Manny) most would probably pick those exotic supercars...right....not always...in a paved highway yes...but what about in an extreme offroad environment. hose supercars, no matter how much power and speed they have, they still would lose. But what about if you pit the jeep vs let's say a subaru, not just a subaru but a modified one (in relation to the discipline and training of Marquez in this fight)then a subaru can stand a chance.Meaning to say Manny met someone who can keep up with him on his own playground. I think Manny Pacquiao's HAIR add to the visual effectiveness of Marquez punches on him. STATISTICALLY speaking Manny Pacquiao won. Pacquiao won fair and square. Natural lang na ganon ang nangyari sa laban nila Pacman at JMM, merong controversy...pinapainan lang si Mayweather para isipin niya na kaya niyang talunin si Manny. For example if Pacquiao would just stay still and Marquez does not attack, Pacquiao gets the 10 and Marquez 9. In this case Manny (champion) was always aggressive while Marquez (challenger) waits for an attack and counters. Marquez's body language fooled a lot of people. Making people feel that he was the winner or at least it was a draw. It may look like he was landing more punches but the tricky part here is he was on the defensive, luring Pacquiao into his tactical traps (remember the challenger must be the one who is aggressive to be awarded 10 ). So even if Marquez did connect more punches, he gets only 9 for being defensive and Manny gets the 10 for being the attacker. Pacquiao got more "10"s than Marquez. Manny wins. Why Manny won? "Manny knows..." - with Donn Tan, Letsgeriron Elmer Bermz, Charla Seguerra, Edwin Lim, Mark Miag-ao Carnecer, ICHS BATCH'68, Jhero Gutierrez Aguirre, ICHS batch'68 and Ricky Nobles For example if Pacquiao would just stay still and Marquez does not attack, Pacquiao gets the 10 and Marquez 9. In this case Manny (champion) was always aggressive while Marquez (challenger) waits for an attack and counters. Marquez's body language fooled a lot of people. Making people feel that he was the winner or at least it was a draw. It may look like he was landing more punches but the tricky part here is he was on the defensive, luring Pacquiao into his tactical traps (remember the challenger must be the one who is aggressive to be awarded 10 ). So even if Marquez did connect more punches, he gets only 9 for being defensive and Manny gets the 10 for being the attacker. Pacquiao got more "10"s than Marquez. Manny wins. Why Manny won? "Manny knows..." 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