Manny Pacquiao

Active - 2005 - 2014  |   Born - Dec 17, 1978 in Kibawe, Philippines  |   Genres - Drama, Science Fiction

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  • Left home at age 14 to make money for his family as a boxer.
  • Made his professional boxing debut at age 16.
  • Has been named WBC champion in the super featherweight, flyweight, lightweight, welterweight, and super welterweight classes, including four successful defenses of his welterweight title.
  • Named the Boxing Writers Association of America's Fighter of the Year several times, the first in 2006.
  • Released his first album, Laban Nating Lahat Ito, in 2006.
  • Even though he was not competing at the games, was the flag bearer for the Philippines at the opening ceremonies of the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.
  • Named Boxing Writers Association of America's Fighter of the Decade for 2000-09.
  • First eight-division world champion in boxing history.
  • Elected to the Philippine House of Representatives at Sarangani in 2010 on his own ticket, the People's Champ Movement.
  • In 2014, was named head coach and a player of the Kia Sorento from the Philippine Basketball Association.
  • Named an Ambassador for Habitat for Humanity Philippines.