10 Amazing Facts about Manny Pacquiao

Filipino world champion Manny Pacquiao is one of the top boxers of today. He is all over the world for his excellent fighting skills, and for reaching a tremendous height of success. But he is more than just a boxer.

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He is a multi-faceted talent who has done well in several other sports. He has also tried his hand at several other fields, like music, and even serving in the army. Let us take a look at the life and career of Manny Pacquiao and know 10 Amazing Facts about Manny Pacquiao.

10 Amazing Facts about Manny Pacquiao

10. Super-Rich Boxer

10 Amazing Facts about Manny Pacquiao
10 Amazing Facts of Manny Pacquiao

At number 10 of Amazing Facts about Manny Pacquiao, Filipino world champion professional boxer Emmanuel Dapidran Pacquiao, famously known to the world as “Manny Pacquiao”, is involved in acting, singing and basketball besides his boxing career, and is also a member of the Philippine House of Representatives. He achieved ten world titles and is the first and only eight-division world champion. Pacquiao achieved the lineal championship titles in four different weight categories. He was named as the World’s 6th Highest Paid Athlete by Forbes in 2009 for total earnings of nearly $40 million which was equal to the income of NBA superstar LeBron James during that year. He was then named the 8th Highest Paid Athlete in the world by Forbes in 2010 for total earnings of nearly $42 million. He was named as one of the two top earning athletes by the ESPN Magazine in 2010.

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9. His Amazing Accolades

10 Unknown Facts about Manny Pacquiao

At number 9 of Amazing Facts about Manny Pacquiao, Pacquiao currently holds the number three rank on The Ring pound-for-pound list is also the current WBO welterweight champion. Three main boxing organizations the World Boxing Council, the Boxing Writers Association of America, and World Boxing Organization have named him “Fighter of the Decade” for the 2000s decade. Manny Pacquiao won the “Fighter of the Year” award by The Ring and BWAA thrice in 2006, 2008 and 2009. He also achieved the ESPY Award for being the Best Fighter twice in 2009 and 2011. He was previously named as the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world by several reputed media organizations which include The Ring, Sports Illustrated, ESPN, Yahoo! Sports, About.com and BoxRec.

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8. A Little Personal

10 Interesting Facts about Manny Pacquiao

At number 8 of Amazing Facts about Manny Pacquiao, Manny Pacquiao was born in Kibawe, Bukidnon, Philippines, on 17th December 1978, and is the fourth among his six siblings, two siblings from the first husband of his mother and four siblings from his parents. His parents Dionesia Dapidran-Pacquiao and Rosalio Pacquiao were separated when Pacquiao was in sixth grade of junior school. After the separation, Pacquiao’s father started living with another woman. He was raised in the Roman Catholic faith and is reported to be a currently practicing Evangelical Protestant. Manny Pacquiao married Maria Geraldine Jamora, nicknamed “Jinkee”, on May 10, 2000, and the couple together has five children. The Pacquiao family currently resides in General Santos City, South Cotabato, Philippines.

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