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Manny Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao-02 Emmanuel Dapidran "Manny" Pacquiao is a Filipino professional boxer and politician. Currently, he is the WBO World Welterweight Champion (Super Champion) and The Ring World Junior Welterweight Champion. Also, currently, he is rated as the "Number 1" pound-for-pound best boxer of the world by The Ring, ESPN, Sports Illustrated, NBC Sports, About.com, and by the countless prominent websites like TheSweetScience.com, Queensberry-Rules.com, Pound4Pound.com, SecondsOut.com, DogHouseBoxing.com, SaddoBoxing.com, SportsPerspectives.com, ProBoxing-Fans.com, 411Mania.com, FightFan.com, and MadeMan.com.

Pacquiao is also the former IBO World Junior Welterweight Champion, WBC World Lightweight Champion, The Ring World Junior Lightweight, WBC World Super Featherweight Champion, The Ring World Featherweight Champion, IBF World Junior Featherweight Champion and WBC World Flyweight Champion. Furthermore, he is also a WBC Emeritus Champion, a WBC Diamond Champion and a WBO Super Champion.

Pacquiao is the first boxer in history to win seven world titles in seven different weight divisions. In addition, he is the only boxer to win the lineal championship in four different weight classes — World Flyweight Champion, World Featherweight Champion, World Super Featherweight Champion and World Light Welterweight Champion.

For his achievements, Pacquiao was named The Ring Magazine Fighter of the Year in 2006, 2008 and 2009; the Boxing Writers Association of America Fighter of the Year in 2006, 2008 and 2009; the Best Fighter ESPY Award in 2009; the HBO Sports and the Boxing Writers Association of America "Fighter of the Decade" in 2000-2009.

Pacquiao was listed in Forbes Magazine as the World’s 6th Highest Paid Athletes with a total annual income of 40 Million Dollars ($40,000,000.00) or 2 Billion Pesos (₱2,000,000,000.00). Tied with him on the sixth spot was the NBA player Lebron James and golfer Phil Mickelson. He was also listed as the 57th Most Influential Celebrity in the World by Forbes Magazine and as the Top 22 Most Influential People by Time Magazine.

Aside from being a boxer, Pacquiao has participated in acting, music recording, and politics.

On May 10, 2010, Pacquiao was elected as Member of House of Representatives in the 15th Congress of the Philippines representing the province of Sarangani. He established the record of being the first active boxer to become a congressman in the Philippines.

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