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Manny Pacquiao is one of the most successful boxers in the world having won titles in 8 different weight categories.
Being a teenager, Manny made up his mind to become a boxer. As a result, he left his family to pursue boxing and to train professionally.
At the age of 16, he conducted his first fight on the ring. His opponent was Edmund Ignacio. That was Manny's first real victory and beginning of his future two-decade-long career.
Best Known For
In 1998, Manny Pacquiao won his first major title - World Boxing Council flyweight while fighting with Chatchai Sasakul.
In 2003, he was recognized as the Person of the Year of the Philippines leaving behind even the president.
Another his honor is the Fighter of the Decade.
In 2009, Manny initiated his own political party after an unsuccessful attempt to enter the House of Representatives.
Since 2001, the boxer married Jinkee Pacquiao (former vice governor of Sarangani, Philippines). They have 5 kids.
Manny was raised as Catholic and now he is a practicing Evangelical Protestant. Manny Pacquiao was previously known for his frivolous lifestyle as he used to take maximum pleasure from life. Active night life and love to women were his ultimate characteristics, but everything changed after God talked to him (as Manny says). The Guardian (10/04/2014) said that Manny heard Jesus talking to him and after that the boxer decided to change his life radically – now he lives for the people and does good things.
Worth To Know
In 2015, the biographical movie about his life was released in the USA.On July 1, 2017 Manny weighted 146 pounds (66.1 kg) before the fight with Jeff Horn.