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The Boxer Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao - World's Greatest

Updated on January 5, 2013

Introducing Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao -- The world best fighter of his generation

This hub is dedicated to the man who give so much pride to his country -- The Philippines and his fellowmen -- the Filipino people. Dubbed by his promoter, Bob Arum as "The best fighter I have ever seen," including Muhammad Ali, Sugar Ray Leonard and Marvin Hagler. He is fondly called “Pacman” because he is like a lightning and his fast punches sow fear among his opponents.

Boxing is considered dead in the recent past, but not in this time when Pacquiao is still playing as Mark Kriegel (National Columnist for said “Actually, it shouldn't come as much of a surprise that boxing isn't dead. Rather more astonishing is the identity of its latest, greatest savior: an undersized Filipino who barely speaks English”.

He is the only fighter who won in seven weight divisions in world boxing history prompting Matthew Syed (Sports Journalist of the Year and 2008 Sports Feature Writer of the Year) to say that he is “the greatest boxer and is among the finest and most ferociously gifted boxers to have laced a pair of gloves”.

Last Sunday (November 15, 2009) was another crowning glory to the much talked about Manny Pacquiao who took the boxing world at awe when he successively win all of his fights in seven different weight divisions. He knocked out Miguel Cotto on that day in 12th round, which prompted Cotto to say “I couldn’t attend such conference because I needed to be checked by doctors but I wanted the media to know I fought the best fighter I ever fought."

From, Barrerra, Hatton, Marquez and now Cotto, he all won and fight like a true “Pacman“. Everybody in the boxing world is anticipating his fight next year to Mayweather which prompted Mark Kriegel to say “A match-up between Pacquiao and the undefeated Floyd Mayweather Jr next year would not only be the richest bout in history, it would also make all other recent “super-fights” seem like irrelevant”. and he added that “the list of parties who've contacted promoter Bob Arum in hopes of hosting a mega-fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather include the Yankees and the Mets, the Jets and the Giants, the Cowboys, a consortium of Nevada businessmen, and a former Presidential advisor“. Then there's Texas, with no state income tax, and a stadium that holds up to 111,000 for football. And don't forget Las Vegas, where Arum says he has a group willing to build a makeshift outdoor stadium to seat 30,000.

The Pacquiao-Mayweather fight next year will definitely be dubbed as "The Fight of the Century".

Greatness from a humble beginning

Manny Pacuiao's record in boxing is astounding, he has fifty five (55) total fights, 38 wins by knock out, three (3) losses and two (2 ) draws

Coming from a humble beginning and poor parents, Emmanuel Dapidran Pacquiao was born on December 17, 1978 in the southern part of the Philippines. He started his career when he is 16 years old and he never looked back. He is currently married and has four children.

As a boxer, he never underestimate his opponents and always respect them, but he always perform his best.

Part of his greatness is that his level headedness. There are a lot of tales that attest to the politeness and kindness of Pacquiao. He loves to help people and always gives back to them whatever money he earns from boxing. He helps people everywhere in his hometown and all those who asked for his help. He is considered a hero to his countrymen, and people looked up to him as a model of strength and humility. He is also considered an icon to the Filipino people because of his ability to unite all the political parties. It is true that when Pacquiao has a fight, the nation is in stand still and crimes is at its lowest, all people are glued to the television. The politicians are at peace with each other and forget politics for a moment. He unites Filipino people from all walks of life.

His mother attributes his winnings to the prayers she does every time her son fights and known to pray the whole time her son has a fight in the ring..

Credits to his name:

  • He is currently the number one pound por pound boxer in the whole world as rated by the Ring magazine
  • World Boxing Organization welterweight world champion
  • Ring Magazine Light welterweight champion
  • He is also the former World Boxing Council lightweight world champion
  • World Boxing Council super featherweight world champion
  • International Boxing Federation super bantam world champion
  • World Boxing Council Super featherweight world champion
  • International Boxing Federation Super bantam weight world champion
  • World Boxing Council flyweight world champion


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    • simon64 profile image


      7 years ago from UK

      Great Hub. As well as Manny there have been some great Filipino fighters like Flash Elorde and Pancho Villa and what of Nonito Donaire, he looks a bit special too. I guess it's exiting times for Filipino boxing.

    • prettydarkhorse profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from US

      thank you

    • J@ps profile image


      8 years ago from Southern California

      Well written and great research done, great read, thanks.

      The only thing is that Mayweather fans will continue to disagree, well not until May and Pac will face each other in the ring. And the sad truth is they may never will.

      Well not unless boxing fans can tell them that May-no more demands and Pac-take the test.

      Here is the link to that online petition:

      Spread the word.

    • prettydarkhorse profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from US

      thanks habee, He likes boxing?> same as me, Maita

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      Holle Abee 

      8 years ago from Georgia

      Hubby will want to read this!

    • prettydarkhorse profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from US

      Hi hubby7, good that you read this one too, surely your Filipina wife is a good one too, hehe, am biased to Filipinas, LOL, HE is really a good fighter, and still TIGER WOODS rocks,

      I dont know if he will fight Mayweather this year,


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      8 years ago from Chicago

      Hi prettydarkhorse. Since the retirement of Sugar Ray Leonard from boxing, I have not kept up with what's happening in the boxing world. Rather I have been--upon Micheal Jordan's retirement from basketball--a avid golf fan, thanks to Tiger Woods. With Pacman on the boxing scene, I just might return to the boxing world. Not only is Pacman humble and likable--my wife by the way is Filipina that's how I learned about him--but also he is a great fighter!

    • prettydarkhorse profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from US

      Hi GH, thanks so much! Maita

    • prettydarkhorse profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from US

      hi Maudine! yes, rice makes us strong LOL! Thanks again for reading this hub!

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      Gener Geminiano 

      8 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines

      Geez you're good at sports writing too ha... pdh...

    • maudine_05 profile image


      8 years ago from United States

      WOWOWEEEE!!!! ms malakas dw suntok pinoy ksi kain tyo rice unlike them bread... Congrats on this really nice hub..kelan kaya ako mkgawa ng gnito?

    • prettydarkhorse profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from US

      hi Alta! yes, you nned not say more, LOL thanks for dropping by! Maita

    • Alta5656 profile image


      8 years ago from Davao City, Philippines

      Need I say more..? hehehe...

    • prettydarkhorse profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from US

      hi, It is ok if he retires, it really depends on him, if he will fight with Mayweather, I really wish he wil win, even if he doesnt win, he is still the best fighter! YAY

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      needful things 

      8 years ago from Poland

      Just been (drove by) by his house yesterday... and it still amazes me the heights he has reached. I, however, want him to retire. Mayweather is not really worth it. Hahahahaha!!! But if Mayweather doesn't cheat on his weight this time... then it would be a great fight. But Mayweather will never do that. He'll pay anything to get that extra weight. Ahahahaha!!! Great Hub this is...

    • prettydarkhorse profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from US

      hi Truth form Truth, I am glad you are a fan, he is really unbelievable and a humble man!

      thanks for reading this one and you have a good day! Maita

    • prettydarkhorse profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from US

      hi David, its ok, I understand it, but being a Filipino and the fact that he unites the people at least for a short time, then I am a fan of his, proud to be one of the fan!

      Have a good day, Maita

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      Truth From Truth 

      8 years ago from Michigan

      great post I like the pictures, and Pacquiao is my guy.

      ive told all my friends he will beat Mayweather. I have followed him for a long time. thanks.

    • Russell-D profile image


      8 years ago from Southern Ca.

      Having been the TV Producer for Heavy Weight Fights back to Floyd Paterson and Ali, I don't get excited about all the bouts that follow all touted as the World's Greatest. Our grandkids will hear the same hype. And, in a world where everyone seems to be hitting everyone else, what's one more bout. Organized or not. I'm not a fan. David Russell

    • prettydarkhorse profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from US

      thanks DOHN, it is juts fitting to give tribute to a man who unite and gives inspiration to the Filipino people!

      have a good day always! Maita

    • dohn121 profile image


      8 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      Wow, what a wonderful job you did on this, Maita! I loved it and love all of my Filipino friends and hubbers too, by the way. You guys all have such a love of your country and an affinity for others. Thank you so much for sharing this with all of us.


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