Manny Pacquiao's Career

Interesting Facts

  1. Pacquiao has political aspirations and his name has been put forward as a potential candidate for president.

  2. Philippine law even specifies that the army will aid Pacquiao's family if they are in danger.

  3. Out on his own, Pacquiao sold iced water and doughnuts, then stowed away on a boat for the Philippines' capital city, Manila.
  4. Pacquiao's handler and changed the Filipino's style to take advantage of the boxer's hand speed.

Pacquiao's Achievements

When it was determined that Pacquiao would fight American boxer Oscar De La Hoya, many observers speculated that Pacquiao was out of his league. De La Hoya had won ten titles in six weight classes and was a former Olympic gold medal winner.

Pacquiao's Success

In December of 1998, Pacquiao won the WBA Flyweight Championship when he defeated Chatchai Sasakul in an eight-round bout. He held the title for a year. Despite his weight increasing from 106 to 113 pounds, in a fight with Rustico Torrecampo he lost via a third round technical knockout. Following this fight, Pacquiao made his U.S. debut in a match against the then-International Boxing Federation's super bantamweight champion, Lehlohonolo Ledwaba. He faced off with Ledwaba in 2001 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, where he won the fight and the title. He went on to defeat some of boxing's biggest names, including Marco Antonio Barrera of Mexico, Juan Manuel Marquez, and Eric Morales.
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