Filipino superstar Manny Pacquiao’s made his professional debut on Jan. 22, 1995, against fellow Filipino fighter Edmond Enting Ignacio – and won. Emmanuel Dapidran Pacquiao had his first professional fight on January 22, 1995, and won his first title nearly four years later, defeating Chatchai Sasakul to become the WBC Flyweight Champion. On December 4, 1998, at age 19, Emmanuel Dapidran Pacquiao won his first major title, the World Boxing Council (WBC) flyweight championship. 

Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao, the eight-division boxing world champion, is just an incredible physical marvel. Over the previous two decades, his particular mix of speed, power, agility, and tenacity has been unrivalled in the sport. There’s little doubt that all his work in the boxing gym helped him become a living legend in the ring. And while many other pro athletes have attempted to attain his level of success, few have succeeded. His particular fighting technique is the result of more than simply hard practice. It’s also sheer God-given ability and expertise.

Later that year, in 2009, Manny Pacquiao defeated Miguel Cotto of Puerto Rico in a 12-round bout, thereby winning the welterweight world championship, an honour he would defend in 2010 when he defeated Ghanaian fighter Joshua Clottey in a 12-round bout. Manny Pacquiao was a Philippine professional boxer and sitting member of the Philippine Senate who won world boxing titles in eight different weight classes and is considered to be one of the best boxers in the world. Emmanuel Dapidran Pacquiao, or as he is most often known, Manny Pacquiao, is a Filipino professional boxer and senator. Emmanuel Dapidran Pacquiao, Sr. is also the first boxer in history to hold the world title of a prominent fighter in four out of boxing’s eight initial weight classes, otherwise known as glamorous divisions (flyweight, featherweight, lightweight, and welterweight), as well as the first boxer to be a world champion for a period lasting over four decades.

Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao has competed 72 times during his professional boxing career, recording 62 wins, eight losses, and two draws. One of Manny Pacquiao’s most famous fights was against Floyd Mayweather Jr.; unfortunately, Pacman lost the fight. Aside from boxing, Manny is also a politician, serving as the senator for the Philippines. A Congressman in his home country of the Philippines and also a lieutenant colonel in the reserve unit of the Philippine military, PacMan has shown his loyalty to his homeland. Because of that, his people love him. While Manny Pacquiao’s goodwill and professionalism might impact his popularity with younger boxers, he is sure to be remembered as one of the best role models for those seeking careers in boxing, which is fitting.