Manny Pacquiao: The Living Legend.

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Emmanuel "Manny" Dapidran Pacquiao or famously know Manny Pacman Pacquiao, is currently one of Senators in the Philippines and a professional boxer. He is known as the Living Legend in the boxing field and still hasn't retired from its profession.

Manny Pacquiao was born on 17th of December in the year of 1978 and was raised in General Santos City in Mindanao, Philippines.

The life of Manny Pacquiao was not easy because He was born in a poor family and cannot afford his education. He needs to work hard with his very young age for its family to survive and live continuesly.

But Manny's life was changed when He discovered his talent in boxing and decided to keep going with its career until He became the first ever boxer that became a champion in 8 different divisions.

The fights that made Manny Pacquiao to be the first 8 division world champion.

Manny against Chatchai Sasakul

The match against Sasakul was Manny Pacquiao's first championship victory in his professional career in boxing. The fight was in Flyweight division and happened on December 4, 1998.

The fight was going well in the first few rounds for Sasakul but he was knocked down by Manny in round 8 and that made Manny Pacquiao as the victor in their fight.

Pacquiao vs Lehlohonolo Ledwaba

On June 23rd of 2001, Many fought with the South African boxer Ledwaba in a Super Bantamweight division.

Manny managed to knock down Ledwaba 3 times and the fight was stopped in round 6 and declared Pacquiao as winner through Technical Knockout.

Manny Pacquiao vs. Antonio Barrera

Pacquiao fought Barrera on 15th of November in 2003 in a Featherweight division. Experts said that this fight will be one-sided but in the end, Pacquiao made Barrera's coach to stop the fight because Barrera was getting wrecked already by Manny. Pacquiao won the fight in round 11 via TKO.

Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez 2

For the second time, the two great boxers fight again because their first match was resulted in a draw.

It happened in March 15, 2008 and was said to be the Fight of Year. This fight was in a Super Featherweight Division.

Pacquiao won the rematch but it was a controversial victory for some audiences because it was resulted in a Split decision.

Pacquiao vs David Diaz

Diaz is a half-american and a half-mexican and was the WBC Lightweight Champion.

The fight took place on June 28th of 2008, same year after the fight of Pacquiao and Marquez 2.

And Pacquiao manage to win again because of the huge difference in speed and power with an advantage for Pacquiao.

Pacquiao won via TKO in round 9.

Pacquiao vs. Ricky Hatton

This was an easy victory for Pacquiao as he was able to knock down Hatton several times and then won the fight in round 2 via Knock Out. The fight happened on May 2, 2009.

Pacquiao vs. Miguel Cotto

In November 14, 2009, Pacquiao was up against the Puerto Rican boxer Miguel Cotto in a Welterweight Division Championship.

Pacquiao was dominating Cotto throughout the fight and ended the fight in round 12 and won via TKO.

Pacquiao vs Antonio Margarito

This was the last championship fight of Manny Pacquiao to be the first 8 Division World Champion in boxing history.

Although Pacquiao was not able to knock down Margarito, he was still dominating Margarito and its existence in the ring was look like a punching bag for Pacquiao.

With the fight that came to an end, Pacquiao won via Unanimous Decision and that his 8th Title championship.

Manny Pacquiao is a Filipino Boxer and the only boxer in the history to be able to win 8 title championship in 8 divisions.

But still, Manny Pacquiao still wants to fight in the right to prove that he can still cope up with younger boxer than him.

Manny Pacquiao made every Filipinos to him to our country. He made history that one will possibly seems to achieve anymore.

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