Sports Saturday on Empty Streets: Manny Pacquiao

Posted 11:11 AM by Mezhal Ulao in Labels: ,
I am sure that a lot of people if not all has heard of the name of the most popular pound for pound boxer from the Philippines that has beaten Oscar De La Hoya and Ricky Hatton. Manny has become the most sought after endorser for many sports products from Nike to energy drinks and now is fast becoming a very influential political figure here in the Philippines. However, with all the publicity and hype that has been going on around him, how many can truly say that they know who this fighter turned Philippine Hero is?

Here are some facts to help you Pacman Fans:
Name: Manny Pacquiao
Alias: Pac Man/The Destroyer
Birth Name: Emmanuel Dapidran Pacquiao
Nationality: Filipino
Birthplace: Bukidnon, Philippines
Hometown: General Santos City, Cotabato del Sur, Philippines
Born: 1978-12-17
Stance: Southpaw
Height: 5′ 6½″
Reach: 170
Trainer: Freddie Roach (2001 - present)
Manager: Shelly Finkel

Emmanuel Dapidran Pacquiao born December 17, 1978, also known as Manny "Pac-Man" Pacquiao is a Filipino professional boxer. He is the former WBC Lightweight world champion, WBC Super Featherweight world champion, IBF Super Bantamweight world champion, and WBC Flyweight world champion. He has also held the Ring Magazine titles for Featherweight, Super Featherweight, and Light Welterweight divisions. For his achievements, he became the first Filipino and Asian boxer to win five world titles in five different weight divisions. He is currently the IBO and Ring Magazine Light Welterweight champion and is rated by the Ring Magazine as the #1 pound-for-pound boxer in the world. He is also the first boxer to win the lineal championship in four different weight classes.

Pacquiao was born in Kibawe, Bukidnon, Mindanao and currently resides in his home town General Santos City, South Cotabato, Philippines. He is married to Jinkee Pacquiao and they currently have four children.

Regional and Minor Titles

* OPBF flyweight champion (1997-98)
* WBC International super bantamweight champion (1999-01)
* WBC International super featherweight title (2005-present (Nov 2007))

World Titles

* WBC flyweight champion (1997-98, lost title when he failed to make weight for title bout)
* IBF super bantamweight champion (2001-03, vacated to fight at featherweight)
* WBC Super Featherweight champion
* WBC Lightweight champion

Awards and Recognition

* 2006 & 2008 ESPN "Fighter of the Year"
* 2006 & 2008 Ring Magazine Fighter of the Year
* 2006 & 2008 Boxing Writers Association of America Fighter of the Year
* 2007 World Boxing Hall of Fame "Fighter of the Year"

Boxing Record:
49 Wins, 3 Losses, 2 Draws, 37 Knockouts

1995
01-22 -- Edmund Enting Ignacio, Mindoro Occidental, Philippines, W 4
03-18 -- Pinoy Montejo, Mindoro Occidental, Philippines, W 4
05-01 -- Rocky Palma, Cavite, Philippines, W 6
07-01 -- Dele Decierto, Mandaluyong, Philippines, TKO 2
08-03 -- Flash Simbajon, Mandaluyong, Philippines, W 6
09-16 -- Arman Rocil, Mandaluyong, Philippines, KO 3
10-07 -- Lolito Laroa, Makati, Philippines, W 8
10-21 -- Renato Mendones, Puerto Princesa, Philippines, TKO 2
11-11 -- Rodulfo Fernandez, Mandaluyong, Philippines, TKO 3
12-09 -- Rolando Tuyugon, Manila, Philippines, W 10

1996
01-13 -- Lito Torrejos, Paranaque City, Philippines, TKO 5
02-09 -- Rustico Torrecampo, Mandaluyong, Philippines, KO by 3
04-27 -- Marlon Carillo, Manila, Philippines, W 10
05-20 -- Jun Medina, Manila, Philippines, TKO 4
06-15 -- Bert Batiller, General Santos City, Philippines, TKO 4
07-27 -- Ippo Gala, Mandaluyong, Philippines, TKO 2
12-28 -- Sung-Yul Lee, Muntinlupa, Philippines, TKO 2

1997
03-08 -- Michael Luna, Muntinlupa, Philippines, KO 1
04-24 -- Wook-Ki Lee, Makati, Philippines, KO 1
05-30 -- Ariel Austria, Almendras, Philippines, TKO 6
06-26 -- Chokchai Chockvivat, Mandaluyong, Philippines, KO 5
09-13 -- Melvin Magramo, Cebu, Philippines, W 10
12-06 -- Panomdej Or Yuthanakorn, South Cotabato, Philippines, KO 1

1998
05-18 -- Shin Terao, Tokyo, Japan, TKO 1
12-04 -- Chartchai Sasakul, Bangkok, Thailand, TKO 8
(Won WBC Flyweight Title)

1999
02-20 -- Todd Makelin, Kidapawan, Philippines, TKO 3
04-24 -- Gabriel Mira, Quezon City, Philippines, KO 4
(Retained WBC Flyweight Title)
09-17 -- Medgoen Singsurat, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand, KO by 3
(Pacquiao failed to make weight, lost WBC Flyweight title)
12-18 -- Reynante Jamili, Manila, Philippines, TKO 2

2000
03-04 -- Arnel Barotillo, Manila, Philippines, KO 4
06-28 -- Seung-Kon Chae, Manila, Philippines, TKO 1
10-14 -- Nedal Hussein, Antipolo City, Philippines, TKO 10

2001
02-24 -- Tetsutora Senrima, Manila, Philippines, TKO 5
04-28 -- Wethya Sakmuangklang, Kidapawan City, Philippines, TKO 6
06-23 -- Lehlohonolo Ledwaba, Las Vegas, NV, TKO 6
(Won IBF Super Bantamweight Title)
11-10 -- Agapito Sánchez, San Francisco, CA, Tech Draw 6
(For WBO Super Bantamweight Title)
(Retained IBF Super Bantamweight Title)

2002
06-08 -- Jorge Eliecer Julio, Memphis, TN, TKO 2
(Retained IBF Super Bantamweight Title)
10-26 -- Fahprakorb Rakkiatgym, Davao City, Philippines, KO 1
(Retained IBF Super Bantamweight Title)

2003
03-15 -- Serikzhan Yeshmangbetov, Manila, Philippines, TKO 5
07-26 -- Emmanuel Lucero, Los Angeles, CA, TKO 3
(Retained IBF Super Bantamweight Title)
11-15 -- Marco Antonio Barrera, San Antonio, TX, TKO 11

2004
05-08 -- Juan Manuel Marquez, Las Vegas, NV, D 12
(For WBC Featherweight Title)
(For IBF Featherweight Title)
12-11 -- Fahsan (3K Battery) Por Thawatchai, Rizal, Philippines, TKO 4

2005
03-19 -- Erik Morales, Las Vegas, NV, L 12
09-10 -- Hector Velazquez, Los Angeles, CA, TKO 6

2006
01-21 -- Erik Morales, Las Vegas, NV, TKO 10
07-02 -- Oscar Larios, Manila, Philippines, W 12
11-18 -- Erik Morales, Las Vegas, NV, KO 3

2007
04-14 -- Jorge Solis, San Antonio, TX, KO 8
10-06 -- Marco Antonio Barrera, Las Vegas, NV, W 12

2008
03-15 -- Juan Manuel Marquez, Las Vegas, NV, W 12
(Won WBC Super Featherweight Title)
06-28 -- David Diaz, Las Vegas, NV, TKO 9
(Won WBC Lightweight Title)
12-06 -- Oscar De La Hoya, Las Vegas, NV, TKO 8

2009
05-02 -- Ricky Hatton, Las Vegas, NV, KO 2
11-14 -- Miguel Cotto, Las Vegas, NV, ???

Here is a video documentary made by ESPN about Manny Pacquiao:

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Liza said...

Hi Metz! Dropping by to wish you a beautiful Sunday.

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Empty Streets said...

Hi Liza,

yayy thanks for dropping by :) Hope your weekend was great :) and may you have a blessed new week :) xoxo



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