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12.17.2005

Manny Pacquiao




Manny Pacquiao
AKA Emmanuel Dapidran Pacquiao

  • 1st Filipino boxer to enter and meet the US President at the White House (2011)
  • 1st Filipino, 1st Asian, and the world's 1st Octuple Champion in boxing (2010)
  • 1st Filipino boxer to have won world titles in eight different weight divisions (2010)
  • 1st Filipino featured in MTV Cribs (2010)
  • 1st Filipino sports billionaire (2009)
  • 1st Filipino sportsman on the cover of TIME Magazine Asia (2009)
  • 1st Filipino, 1st Asian Septuple Champion in boxing (2009)
  • 1st Filipino boxer to have won seven world titles in seven different weight classes (2009)
  • 1st Filipino, 1st Asian Sextuple Champion in boxing (2009)
  • 1st Filipino boxer to have won six world titles in six different weight classes (2009)
  • 1st Filipino, 1st Asian Quintuple Champion in boxing (2008)
  • 1st Filipino and 1st Asian boxer to win five world boxing titles in different weight divisions: WBC Flyweight title (1998), IBF Super Bantamweight title (2001), WBC Super Featherweight title (2008), WBC Lightweight title (2008), and IBO Light Welterweight title (2009)
  • 1st Filipino, 1st Asian Quadruple Champion in boxing (2008)
  • 1st Filipino and 1st Asian boxer to become a 4-division world champion: WBC world flyweight champion, IBF world super bantamweight champion, WBC world super featherweight champion, and WBC world lightweight champion (2008)
  • 1st Filipino to be enshrined into the Elorde Boxing Hall of Fame (2008)
  • 1st Filipino to win three world titles in three different weight divisions: WBC flyweight champion, IBF super bantamweight champion, and WBC super featherweight champion (2008)
  • 1st Filipino Boxing Champion to receive the Order of Lakandula Champion for Life award (2006)
  • 1st Filipino Triple Champion in boxing (2003)

QUOTE
"I thank all those who supported me and again, without them I won't be where I am today."


ALIAS
"People's Champ"
"Pambansang Kamao" ("National Fist")
"Pac-Man"
"The Mexicutioner"


DATE OF BIRTH
December 17, 1978

BIRTHPLACE
Kibawe, Bukidnon, Mindanao, Philippines

FATHER: Rosalio Pacquiao
MOTHER: Dionisia Dapidran

WIFE: Jinkee
CHILDREN: Jemuel, Michael, Princess, and Queen Elizabeth


USEFUL LINKS

Pacquiao, Jinkee to meet President Obama and First LadyWikipedia Article on Octuple champion | Manny Pacquiao
Manny Pacquiao, the First Filipino Featured in MTV Cribs
Pacquiao is the Filipino DreamPacman's exploits best in 2009Pacquiao makes it to the cover of TIME magazine
Manny Pacquiao's Boxing Titles
Pacquiao takes just two rounds to finish Hatton by knockout
Mismatch indeed: Pacquiao dominates De La Hoya
Pacquiao cements his place as a legend
Hall of Fame induction awaits Manny Pacquiao
Pacquiao knocks out Diaz to claim WBC crown
Pacquiao is a nation's prize
Interview: IBF superbantamweight champion Manny "The Destroyer" Pacquiao
Manny Pacquiao speaks to Doghouse Boxing
Wikipedia Article on Manny Pacquiao


Did you know...

  • ...that President Noynoy Aquino was the first Filipino bachelor to become President of the Republic of the Philippines?
  • ...that Astronomer Armando Lee was the first Filipino Master of Science (MS) degree holder in Astronomy in the Philippines?
  • ...that race driver Marlon Stockinger was the first Filipino-Swiss race winner in the Michelin Formula Renault UK Championship?
  • ...that Joy Rojas was the first Filipina to run across 3,107 miles across the United States?
  • ...that boxing champion Manny Pacquiao was the first Filipino sports billionaire?
  • ...that José Rizal was given the label 'First Filipino' by Leon Ma. Guerrero, the first Filipino Ambassador to Germany?

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