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The journey to become a professional boxer of Manny Pacquiao (Part 1)

Manny’s real name is Emmanuel Dapidran Pacquiao, was born on December 17, 1978, in Kibawe, a region famous for poverty and violence in the province of Mindanao, Philippines. As the 4th child in a family of 6 siblings, his parents divorced when he was in grade 6, Manny was very independent and smart since childhood.

After discovering his pet dog was killed by his father and because he had to drop out of school at the age of 14 due to poverty, he decided to leave home and board the train to Manila hoping to start a professional boxing career.

Manny entered the national amateur boxing team of the Philippines and played 64 matches before starting her professional boxing career. When he was 16 years old on January 22, 1995, for the first time entering the professional arena, Manny won all four rounds against rival Edmund Ignacio

Professional boxing athlete

In December 1998, Pacquiao defeated rival Chatchai Sasakul from Thailand to win the World Boxing Council award – the first championship. Moving into a higher weight category, he scored a knockout point for six consecutive rounds against Lehlo Ledwaba in 2001 and won the Teen Internation Boxing Federation title. He then went on to win the world championships in a total of 8 different weight classes.

In December 2008, in the semi-mid-weight category, Manny Pacquiao once again won the championship after 8 victories against American rival Oscar De La Hoya. Matches bring in $ 70 from paid viewers to watch matches – the broadcast form of most matches Manny participates in.

He then defeated British boxing star Ricky Hatton in 2009 with a knock-out in the second round and won the junior The Ring championship in the semi-mid tier. In November of the same year, after the first 12 rounds, Manny once again won the World Boxing Organization and held the title in the next year’s mark.