The boxing world is in a recession. Not a financial recession but, a talent recession that has been brewing for years. The sport has been looking for a new star since before Floyd Mayweather Jr. That star is Manny "Pac-Man" Pacquiao. Manny is a bright star in a sea of darkness. A star that has a cult like following in his homeland(Philippines), where he has transcended the title of athlete and has become a widely loved public figure. A public figure who has taken the opportunity … more
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About this athlete
Emmanuel Dapidran Pacquiao (pronounced /ˈpækjaʊ/; born December 17, 1978), known as Manny "Pac-Man" Pacquiao is a professional Filipino 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 and super featherweight divisions. For his achievements, he became the first Filipino and Asian boxer to win four world titles in four different weight divisions. He is currently rated by the Ring Magazine as the #1 pound-for-pound boxer in the world.