Quick Intro: Manny Pacquiao
Manny Pacquiao is regarded by most boxing experts as the number one pound-for-pound fighter in the world. He excites people with his amazing hand speed and footwork, plus his explosive power in the ring, which he had with him since his flyweight days. With his brute force and unbelievable agility, Pacquiao put several recognized fighters on their backs like Oscar De La Hoya, Miguel Cotto, Ricky Hatton, Erik Morales, Marco Antonio Barrera, and Juan Manuel Marquez. He has recently received the "boxer of the decade" award for his meteoric rise in boxing from 2000-2009, collecting seven titles from seven distinct divisions (flyweight to welterweight).
Pacquiao hails from General Santos City, Philippines. He started his professional boxing career at a tender age of sixteen and he quickly made a name for himself. Just two years into his professional boxing career, he defeated Chatchai Sasakul for the WBC world flyweight title. From there, he also won titles in the super bantamweight division (defeating Lehlohonolo Ledwaba), the featherweight division (stopping Marco Antonio Barrera), the super featherweight division (beating Juan Manuel Marquez), the lightweight division (crushing David Diaz), the light welterweight division (flattening Ricky Hatton), and the welterweight division (knocking out Miguel Cotto).
In addition to his resume as a boxer, Pacquiao also is a recording artist, movie actor, product endorser, and an aspiring politician in the Philippines. He is known to his people as a warm-hearted, kind individual who always extends his support when his countrymen are in need. Pacquiao dedicates each of his fight to God and to his fellow Filipinos, which, of course, provide him an instant fan base of over 92 million people. Definitely, he is considered as a national icon in his native land.
Manny Pacquiao is thrilling to watch in boxing. He has the charisma to attract even the newest fans of boxing. He deserves all the recognitions he has been getting and his legendary exploits in the ring will forever remain in the hearts of all his people and the entire boxing world.