Manny Pacquiao is a name of prodigious man. He is truly a phenomenal person, a living legend character that we only see in movies and TV. Why is that? Cause he did some pretty amazing job that no one could ever think of. We mostly know him as a former professional boxer and a politician. Besides, that Pacquiao has also pursued a career in basketball, the music industry, and also in the movies.
He is from the Philippines. This Filipino boxer made the world crazy with his great work. In all the sectors Pacquiao has taken part in, made himself the ultimate successful champion. There are no opponents who are equal to him. Pacquiao is the only champion who is good at everything. The amazing thing we can say about him that, wherever he participate in something, no matter how boring and dumb it is, by his appearance he could makes that interesting for everyone.
Pacquiao started his life as a boxer in his early life. He is the only man in the history of boxing who is an eight-division world champion. In his achievements bag, he has twelve major world titles. Pacquiao was the first boxer in history who has won the Lineal championship in five different divisions. In the below, we will learn more about his career.
Pacquiao is a person who inspires everyone through his works. He has enormous fan followers from all over the world. He has a very amazing and interesting lifeline from the begging.
Here we prepare an article for those who want to know about Manny Pacquiao. We will talk about his early life, the begging of his career, how becomes what he is today, his personal life, his net worth and income, his political life and boxing life and some other fact that you might enjoy.
Okay, let’s see a brief presentation of Manny Pacquiao’s life.
Manny Pacquiao’s Early Life:
Pacquiao was born in Kibawe, Bukidnon. But he spends his childhood time in General Santos, Philippines. He was born to Rosalio Pacquiao and Dionisia Dapidran-Pacquiao. He passed his childhood with his six others sibling. Manny was the fourth child of his parents. One of his brothers Alberto Pacquiao is also a politician and a former boxer.
Pacquiao’s childhood was hard. He spends that time very measurably. He was not born into a rich family. When Pacquiao was in sixth grade his parents got divorced cause his father used to date another woman. After the divorce, Pacquiao’s mothers fall into the streets with her children. She didn’t have the ability to feed all of her children. It was a very hard time for Pacquiao and for his family.
Pacquiao first feels attraction towards boxing and falls in love with it, at the age of 12. At that time he was living with his maternal uncle, Sardo Mejia. Meija was an athletic person and a gym instructor who has a knack for boxing too. In 1990, Manny Pacquiao was watching boxing with his uncle. It was a match where Mike Tyson defeat James “Buster” Douglas. In an interview, Pacquiao said that it was a match that changed my life, I felt something for the boxing.”
In 1990, Pacquiao started his boxing training under his uncle’s teaching. At that time there were no good boxing training centers or neither they can afford the cost of it. So the training was going in a makeshift home gym.
After the sixth month of training, Pacquiao started boxing in a park of General Santos, they eventually traveling to other cities to fight higher-ranked opponents. By the age of 15, Pacquiao became the most powerful boxer in the Southern Philippines.
At the same time after few months, Pacquiao moved to Malina for a better future. But the better future was far away, and all he had was difficulty and a rough time. At that time he used to live in the street and worked as a construction worker. He expressed that time like that, he could stay hungry and starve or send money to his mother so that they could eat. Anyway, after few months of hard work, he formed the Philippine National Amateur Boxing Team.
Manny Pacquiao’s Career:
Manny Pacquiao is known as a great boxer in the history of the world. Besides a boxer, he is also known as a multiple career pretending person. His nickname is Pac-Man. He is currently serving as a senator of the Philippines and as party president of the ruling PDP-Lapan party. Pacquiao was born in Kibawe Bukidnon, on December 17, 1978, and raised in General Santos, Philippines.
He is the son of Rosalio Pacquiao and Dionisia Dapidran-Pacquiao. His parents were separated when he was in sixth grade after his father had an affair. He is the fourth of six siblings, one of whom, Alberto Pacquiao is also a politician and former professional boxer.
Pacquiao completed his elementary education at Saavedra Saway Elementary School in General Santos City but dropped out of high school due to extreme poverty. At the age of 12, Pacquiao was introduced to boxing by his maternal uncle Sardo Mejia. According to his autobiography, Pacquiao said watching Mike Tyson’s defeat to James “Buster” Douglas in 1990 with his Uncle Sardo was an experience that, “changed my life forever.” His early interest in combat sports was also inspired by martial artist Bruce lee and the boxer Muhammad Ali.
Manny Pacquiao’s Boxing Career:
Manny Pacquiao has an amateur record of 60–4 and a record of 62–7–2 as a professional, with 39 wins by knockout. Boxing historian Bert Sugar ranked Pacquiao as the greatest southpaw fighter of all time. In 2020, Pacquiao topped Ranker’s list of best boxers of the 21st century.
Pacquiao has generated approximately 20.1 million in pay-per-view (PPV) buys and $1.2 billion in revenue from his 25 PPV bouts. According to Forbes, he was the second-highest-paid athlete in the world in 2015. Pacquiao was the Fighter of the decade for the 2000s by the (BWAA), (WBC), and (WBO).
In 2006, 2008, and 2009, he was awarded ESPN and BWAA’s fighter of the year and in 2009 and 2011 he won the nest flighter ESPY award. BoxRec ranks him as the greatest Asian fighter of all time. In 2016, Pacquiao ranked No. 2 on ESPN’s list of the top pound for pound boxers of the past 25 years and he ranks No.5 in Boxrec’s ranking of the greatest pound for pound boxers of all time.
On April 17, 2014, Pacquiao, an avid life-long passionate basketball fan, announced his intention to join the Philippine Basketball Association as the playing coach of the Kia motors basketball team an incoming expansion team for the PBA’s 2014-15 season. As the team’s head coach, he asked other teams to not draft him before Kia and picked himself 11th overall in the first round of the 2014 PBA draft being the oldest rookie to be ever drafted in the league’s history.
On February 18, 2015, Pacquiao played briefly and scored one point when the Sorento pulled a 95-84 upset against pure foods that tapped former NBA player Daniel Orton as their import for the conference, when asked about playing against Pacquiao he said that Pacquiao as a basketball player was a “mockery of the game and a joke”.
The political career of Manny Pacquiao:
In preparation for his political career in the Filipino House of Representatives, Pacquiao enrolled in the Certificate Course in Development, Legislation, and Governance at the Development Academy of the Philippines – Graduate School of Public and Development Management (DAP-GSPDM).
On November 21, 2009, Pacquiao announced that he would run again for a congressional seat, but this time in Sarangani province, the hometown of his wife Jinkee.
In May 2010, Pacquiao was elected to the House of Representatives in the 15th congress of the Philippines, representing the province of Sarangani. He scored a landslide victory over the wealthy and politically well-entrenched Chiongbian clan that had been in power in the province for more than thirty years. Pacquiao got 120,052 votes while his opponent for the seat, Roy Chiongbian, got 60,899 votes.
In 2013 he was re-elected to the 16th congress of the Philippines. He ran unopposed. Additionally, his wife, Jinkee, was also elected as vice-governor of Sarangani, while his younger brother, Rogelio was defeated by incumbent Rep.
Pedro Acharon of Team pnoy in the second district race in South Cotabato which includes General Santos. During the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, Pacquiao worked with Alibaba group co-founder Jack ma to help bring over 50,000 to the Philippines, through their two charity foundations.
His Personal Life:
Pacquiao is married to Jinkee Pacquiao. This couple married in 1999. They have three children together Emmanuel Jr. (Jimuel), Michael Stephen, Mary Divine Grace (Princess). All of Pacquiao children is a celebrity, not because of their father but in their own path. His firstborn son, Jimuel is a famous young boxer, model, and actor. His other son Michel is a popular rapper with more than 100 million streams. Her daughter Grace is a YouTube blogger, where she has millions of subscribers.
Pacquiao is a very religious person. He follows Catholic rules. In an interview, he said that once in his dream, he saw a pair of angels and heard the voice of God. That’s why he becomes a very devout religious person.
Pacquiao has also served in the military as a military reservist in the Reserve Force of the Philippine Army. His was in colonel rank. He first entered the military in 2006 as a sergeant.
Manny Pacquiao’s Net Worth and Income:
Manny Pacquiao has earned a handful of money from his career. He was one of the highest-paid boxers in the whole world. At that time of his boxing career, he was the second-highest-paid athlete. According to celebritynetworth.com, his current net worth is about 220 million dollars.
Pacquiao’s 25 matches made a total of 1.3 billion dollars of revenue. From his fight with Floyd Mayweather in 2015, he made 130 million dollars. He has earned about 500 million dollars from his boxing career and endorsement.
Manny Pacquiao leads a very unusual life in his childhood. But he overcomes all of his problems and established himself as one of the most successful people. He is not just a boxer or politician like the others, he a legend a myth, and a person who inspired us to follow our dream. Hope we can learn from his life and be a better person.