Manny Pacquiao

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Emmanuel Dapidran Pacquiao, PLH (/ˈpæki/ PAK-ee-ow; Tagalog: [pɐkˈjaʊ]; born December 17, 1978) is a Filipino professional boxer and politician.

Pacquiao was born in Kibawe, Bukidnon, Philippines. He studied at Notre Dame of Dadiangas University.

He is the only eight-division world champion in the history of boxing.[1] He won eleven major world titles, as well as being the first boxer to win the lineal championship in five different weight classes.[2][3][4] Pacquiao is also the first boxer in history to win major world titles in four of the original eight weight classes of boxing: flyweight, featherweight, lightweight, and welterweight.[5][6][7]

Pacquiao has generated about 19.6 million in pay-per-view buys and $1.2 billion in revenue from his 24 pay-per-view bouts.[8] According to Forbes, he was the second highest paid athlete in the world as of 2015.[9]

In May 2010, Pacquiao was elected to the House of Representatives representing the province of Sarangani. He was re-elected in 2013.[10] In June 2016, Pacquiao was elected as a senator and will serve a six-year term until 2022.[11]

Pacquiao was a top candidate for President of the Philippines in the 2022 presidential election. At first President Rodrigo Duterte said in December 2016 and December 2017 that he wants to make Pacquiao his replacement.[12] In September 2021, Pacquiao announced his presidential candidacy in the 2022 election.[13] He lost the election in May 2022.

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  2. "The Lineal Boxing World Champions". The Cyber Boxing Zone Encyclopedia. Archived from the original on 2018-08-05. Retrieved 2019-02-01.
  3. "Pacquiao Rebounds, Decisions Bradley". Queensberry Rules. Retrieved May 2, 2016.
  4. Jake Donovan. "Manny Pacquiao's Return Is For The Love Of The Game". Boxing Scene.
  5. "Ranking Manny Pacquiao's eight division titles". ESPN. Retrieved May 3, 2016.
  6. MJ Law (February 13, 2013). "Hey dude, who's the Champ?". The Lineal Champs. Archived from the original on June 10, 2016. Retrieved May 3, 2016.
  7. Jake Emen. "Weight Divisions History & Guide". ProBoxing-Fans. Retrieved July 6, 2016.
  8. Kurt Badenhausen (April 9, 2015). "Manny Pacquiao Set To Retire After Bradley Fight With $500 Million In Career Earnings". Forbes.
  9. The World's Highest-Paid Athletes. (2013–06). Retrieved on February 22, 2014.
  10. Nancy Gay (May 10, 2010). "Manny Pacquiao Declares 'Landslide' Congressional Win in Philippines". Boxing Fanhouse. Archived from the original on May 25, 2012. Retrieved May 11, 2010.
  11. "Manny Pacquiao wins senate seat". ESPN. May 20, 2016. Retrieved July 25, 2016.
  12. News, Jay Dayupay, ABS-CBN. "Duterte 'wants to make' Pacquiao president". ABS-CBN News.
  13. "Philippines: le boxeur Manny Pacquiao candidat à la présidentielle de 2022". Radio France International.