The world’s number one pound for pound boxer. The only septuple champion in seven weight divisions. The only boxer who won four lineal championships in four weight divisions. The greatest boxer of Asia. A living legend who is even ranked higher than Muhammad Ali. It is none other than the world’s most phenomenal boxer, Manny Pacquiao.
Manny Pacquiao, 31, was born in Bukidnon, Philippines came from an economically poor family. He was undereducated, and later moved to boxing, with the hopes that he will help in alleviating the slumping social conditions of his family. He fought first as a light flyweight, and became an aggressive fighter.
Later on, Pacquiao experienced two defeats, before he faced one of the greatest Mexican fighters of all time, Erik Morales. But after this, he fought back and garnered the name “Mexecutioner” for defeating, and knocking down Mexican greats like Erik Morales, Juan Manuel Marquez, Marco Antonio Barrera and American fighters like Oscar dela Hoya and David Diaz.
Pacquiao’s victories against dela Hoya, Hatton and Cotto propelled him to be the best boxer at this division. Holding several championship belts was a difficult feat, and with that, Pacquiao is a name who will be at par with the legendary Sugar Ray Robinson. But you might question as to how Pacquiao made such a name for himself. Now, here are the answers.