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Emmanuel Dapidran Pacquiao, better known by his ring name, Manny Pacquiao, was born on December 17, 1978, in Kibawe, Bukidnon province, Mindanao, Philippines.
He is a professional boxer, media personality, and politician who rose to fame for having won more boxing championships than any other boxer in history. His life outside the ring only served to highlight his incredible journey from poverty to the top of his sport.
The dynamic 'Pac-Man' served as an icon and an uniting force in the Philippines, where his remarkable success resulted in advertising sponsorships, motion pictures, television series, CDs, and his likeness appearing on a postage stamp. Pacquiao has won 12 significant world championships and is the only eight-division world champion in boxing history. Besides becoming the first boxer to succeed major world titles in four of the eight glamour divisions, he was also the first boxer to triumph in five different weight divisions in the lineal championship. He is also the only boxer to hold world championships for more than 40 years. When Pacquiao was chosen to represent Sarangani in politics in 2010, he made his political debut. Before being chosen and taking office as a senator in 2016, he held this position for six years. In 2020, he was elected to lead his PDP-Laban party. On September 19, 2021, Pacquiao formally announced his intention to run for President of the Philippines in the 2022 election.
Manny Pacquiao was the third-richest boxer of 2021. The net worth of this flyweight title holder is around $220 million. Endorsements for 2021 Cleto Reyes gloves support Manny Pacquiao in all of his fights. He has also agreed to a contract of over $1 million to serve as an ambassador for Hewlett-Packard.
The exact annual income of Manny Pacquiao is not known.
Manny Pacquiao is around 5 ft 5 in (165 cm) tall.
Manny Pacquiao was born on December 17, 1978. He is currently 43 years old and will celebrate his 44th birthday in December 2022.
Born and educated in General Santos, the Philippines, Pacquiao was raised in Kibawe, Bukidnon. The actor, Dionisia Dapidran, and boxer, Rosalio Pacquiao, are his parents. Following his father's infidelity, his parents divorced while he was in sixth grade.
He is the fourth of six siblings, including Alberto Bobby Pacquiao, who is a politician and former fighter in the ring. When Pacquiao was 15 years old, he moved to Manila, where he had to make a decision while working as a construction worker and living on the streets between feeding himself and giving money to his mother.
Manny Pacquiao married Jinkee Jamora on May 10, 1999. They have five children together, named Israel, Queen Elizabeth, Emmanuel Jr. (Jimuel), Michael Stephen, and Mary Divine Grace (Princess), a well-known YouTube vlogger with millions of fans who founded the Pacquiao family's network of YouTube content.
In addition to his 12 major world championship victories, Pacquiao created boxing history by being the first boxer to ever win the lineal championship in five different weight classes. In his first fight in the United States on June 23, 2001, Pacquiao knocked out Lehlo Ledwaba in the sixth round to capture the junior featherweight championship of the International Boxing Federation (IBF). Pacquiao had moved up in weight class.
His maternal uncle, Sardo Mejia, introduced Pacquiao to boxing when he was 12 years old. In a park in General Santos, Pacquiao started boxing before moving on to other towns to take on opponents of a better caliber. He left the southern Philippines at the age of 15, after becoming the top junior fighter there. He held multiple major title honors later in his career.
Pacquiao, a devoted basketball enthusiast, declared on April 17, 2014 that he intended to join the Philippine Basketball Association as the playing coach of the Kia Motors Basketball club, which would be joining as an expansion team for the PBA's 2014–15 season. On February 12, 2007, Pacquiao declared his intention to compete as a member of the Liberal Party group led by Manila mayor Lito Atienza for a seat in the Philippine House of Representatives to represent the first District of the province of South Cotabato. According to Pacquiao, General Santos's local leaders convinced him to run in the hopes that he would serve as a link between their objectives and the federal government. The United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) party of Vice President Jejomar Binay is where Pacquiao officially announced on October 5, 2015, that he was running for senator.
In 2016, Manny Pacquiao was ranked as ESPN's second-best pound-for-pound fighter in the previous 25 years.
Pacquiao is the only boxer to win 12 major world titles in eight different weight divisions.
Manny Pacquiao has interests in a number of sports, including basketball and boxing.
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