Manny Pacquiao, who is also known as Pac-man, is a world-famous boxer from Kibawe, Bukidnon Province, Mindanao, Philippines. Because of his remarkable world titles, he is regarded as one of the greatest boxers of all time. Besides being a boxer, he is also a media personality and a politician.
Being born in a family that does not have much, he worked his way up to the top. He left his province while he was still young and went to Manila to try his luck in boxing. It was the year 1995 when he debuted in professional boxing as a Junior Flyweight.
He is the only eight-division world champion in the history of boxing. He has won twelve (12) major titles and was the first boxer to win 4 major world titles out of 8 divisions such as flyweight, featherweight, lightweight, and welterweight.
Manny Pacquiao profile summary
- Name: Emmanuel Dapidran Pacquiao
- Nickname: Pac-Man, Manny
- Nationality: Filipino
- Birthplace: Kibawe, Bukidnon Province, Mindanao, Philippines
- How old is Manny Pacquiao? 40 years old
- Birthday: December 17, 1978
- Height: 5 feet 5 1/2 inches
- Weight: 147 lbs. (66.82 kg)
- Stance: Southpaw
Manny Pacquiao bio
The legendary boxer was born to Rosalio Pacquiao and Dionisia Dapidran-Pacquiao. His parents separated when he was in the 6th grade. He has 5 siblings, 2 from his mother’s side and 3 from his father. His siblings are Liza Silvestre-Onding, Domingo Silvestre, Isidra Pacquiao-Paglinawan, Alberto "Bobby" Pacquiao and Rogelio "Roel" Pacquiao.
He completed his elementary education in General Santos City but he dropped out of high school because his parents could not afford to send him to school due to poverty. He then left his home at the age of 14 to earn money on his own.
In the year 2007, he took a high school equivalency exam. He eventually passed the exam that made him qualified for a college education. Pac-man then acquired his high school diploma and continued his education in college with a Degree in Business Management at Notre Dame of Dadiangas University (NDDU) at General Santos City.
In the year 2009, he was granted the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Humanities by Southwestern University. It was given to him for the recognition of all his boxing achievements and humanitarian work. He also enrolled for a certificate course in Development, Legislation, and Governance at the Development Academy of the Philippines as he was about to enter politics.
With all the responsibility that he had, his family was always there to support him. In the year 2000, Jinkie Jamora became Manny Pacquiao wife as they got married on May 10. Together, they have 5 beautiful children: Emmanuel Jr., Michael Stephen, Mary Divine Grace, Queen Elizabeth, and Israel. They all reside in the hometown of his wife, Kiamba, Sarangani.
In the year 2016, the great boxer declared that he would be officially running for the Senatorial race in the Philippines. On the election day, he garnered more than 16 million votes.
Besides being a boxer and politician, he is also known as an actor. He has had few acting stints in some Filipino movies and sitcoms such as Wapakman that was released in 2009, Totoy Bato and Show Me Da Manny.
Manny Pacquiao boxing record
The boxer has been very successful in his journey to becoming one of the world’s greatest boxers of all time which, as he always says, was never easy. He started his boxing career at the age of 14 living in the streets of Manila because of poverty.
Two years later, at the age of 16, he then became a professional boxer. Even though Manny Pacquiao height is 5’5 ½, shorter than some of his opponents before, he set a record of 60-40 as an amateur boxer. Currently, Manny Pacquiao boxing record as professional is 62-7-2 in which 39 of his wins were by knockout.
Here is the complete list of Manny Pacquiao fights (from oldest to most recent):
- Jan 22, 1995 - Manny Pacquiao (win) versus Edmund Enting Ignacio
- Mar 18, 1995 – Manny Pacquiao (win) versus Pinoy Montejo
- May 01, 1995- Manny Pacquiao (win) versus Rocky Palma
- Jul 01, 1995- Manny Pacquiao (win) versus Dele Desierto
- Aug 03, 1995- Manny Pacquiao (win) versus Acasio Simbajon
- Sep 16, 1995- Manny Pacquiao (win) versus Arman Rocil
- Oct 07, 1995- Manny Pacquiao (win) versus Lolito Laroa
- Oct 21, 1995- Pacquiao (win) versus Renato Mendones
- Nov 11, 1995- Pacquiao (win) versus Rudolfo Fernandez
- Dec 09, 1995- Pacquiao (win) versus Rolando Toyogon
- Jan 13, 1996- Pacquiao (win) versus Lito Torrejos
- Feb 09, 1996- Pacquiao (loss) versus Rustico Torrecampo
- Apr 27, 1996- Pacquiao (win) versus Marlon Carillo
- May 20, 1996- Pacquiao (win) versus John Medina
- Jun 15, 1996- Pacquiao (win) versus Bert Batiller
- Jul 27, 1996- Pacquiao (win) versus Ippo Gala
- Dec 28, 1996- Pacquiao (win) versus Sung-Yul Lee
- Mar 08, 1997- Pacquiao (win) versus Mike Luna
- Apr 24, 1997- Pacquiao (win) versus Wook Ki Lee
- May 30, 1997- Pacquiao (win) versus Ariel Austria
- Jun 26, 1997- Pacquiao (win) versus Chokchai Chockvivat
- Sep 14, 1997- Pacquiao (win) versus Melvin Magramo
- Dec 06, 1997- Pacquiao (win) versus Narong Datchthuyawat
- May 18, 1998- Pacquiao (win) versus Shin Terao
- Dec 04, 1998- Pacquiao (win) versus Chatchai Sasakul
- Feb 20, 1999- Pacquiao (win) versus Todd Makelim
- Apr 24, 1999- Pacman wins against Gabriel Mira
- Sep 17, 1999- Pacman lost to Boonsai Sangsurat
- Dec 18, 1999- Pacman wins against Reynante Jamili
- Mar 04, 2000- Pacman wins against versus Arnel Barotillo
- Jun 28, 2000- Pacman wins against Seung-Kon Chae
- Oct 14, 2000- Pacman wins against Nedal Hussein
- Feb 24, 2001- Pacman wins against Tetsutora Senrima
- Apr 28, 2001- Pacman wins against Foijan Prawet
- Jun 23, 2001- Pacman win against Lehlo Ledwaba
- Nov 10, 2001- Agapito Sanchez draws with Pacman
- Jun 08, 2002- Pacman win against Jorge Eliecer
- Oct 26, 2002- Pacman wins against Prayat Sawaingam
- Mar 15, 2003- Pacman wins against Serikzhan Yeshmagambetov
- Jul 26, 2003- Pacman wins against Emmanuel Lucero
- Nov 15, 2003- Pacman wins against Marco Antonio Barrera
- May 08, 2004- Pacman draws with Juan Manuel Marquez
- Dec 11, 2004- Pacman wins against Narongrit Pirang
- Mar 19, 2005- Pacman lost to Erik Morales
- Sep 10, 2005- Pacman wins against Hector Velazquez
- Jan 21, 2006- Pacman wins against Erik Morales
- Jul 02, 2006 Pacman win against Oscar Larios
- Nov 18, 2006- Pacman win against Erik Morales
- Apr 14, 2007- Pacman wins against Jorge Solis
- Oct 06, 2007- Pacman wins against Marco Antonio Barrera
- Mar 15, 2008- Pacman wins against Juan Manuel Marquez
- Jun 28, 2008- Pacman wins against David Diaz
- Dec 06, 2008- Pacman wins against Oscar De La Hoya
- May 02, 2009- Pacman wins against Ricky Hatton
- Nov 14, 2009- Pacman wins against versus Miguel Cotto
- Mar 13, 2010- Pacman wins against Joshua Clottey
- Nov 13, 2010- Pacman wins against Antonio Margarito
- May 07, 2011- Pacman win against Shane Mosley
- Nov 12, 2011- Pacman win against Juan Manuel Marquez
- Jun 09, 2012- Pacman lost to Timothy Bradley Jr
- Dec 08, 2012- Pac-man lost to Juan Manuel Marquez
- Nov 24, 2013- Pac-man wins against Brandon Rios
- Apr 12, 2014- Pac-man wins against Timothy Bradley Jr
- Nov 23, 2014- Pac-man wins against Chris Algieri
- May 02, 2015- Pac-man lost to Floyd Mayweather Jr
- Apr 09, 2016- Pac-man wins against Timothy Bradley Jr
- Jul 02, 2017- Pac-man lost to Jeff Horn
- Jul 15, 2018- Pac-man wins against Lucas Martin Matthysse
- Jan 19, 2019- Pac-man wins against Adrien Broner
- Jul 20, 2019- Pac-man wins against Keith Thurman
Even though Manny Pacquiao age is in the 40's, his strength and ability inside the boxing ring are indisputable. His inarguable boxing skills have won him different awards.
In the year 2000, he was named Fighter of the Decade by the Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA), WBC, and WBO. In the year 2006, 2008 and 2009, he was awarded by Ring Magazine and BWAA as the Fighter of the Year. BoxRec even ranked him as the greatest Asian fighter of all time. Most sporting news and boxing websites like ESPN and Sports Illustrated have rated him as the best active boxer in the world, pound for pound.
This passion-driven boxer made history by being the first boxer to win major world titles in eight (8) weight divisions. He has won twelve (12) major world titles and because of his perseverance, he was also the first boxer to win the lineal championship in five (5) different weight classes.
Manny Pacquiao net worth
Because of his exceptional career in boxing, his net worth is also tremendous. This year, he has even been listed as the 92nd world’s highest-paid athlete by Forbes. According to Forbes, Manny Pacquiao net worth is 62 million dollars, acquired from his salary or winnings and endorsements.
Mind-boggling, isn’t it? Well, Pacman worked really hard for years to be in his position right now. Even though he is making a huge amount of money, the People’s Champ, as Filipinos call him, stays humble and kind. He has been known to support and help different organizations and charities.
His boxing skills, his journey to the top and him being down to earth though he is famous and rich is truly inspiring. Manny Pacquiao is definitely one to emulate.