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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.

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Top 10 greatest fists in the last decade

Here is the list of the 10 greatest boxing fighters published by BoxRec that has faced many controversies.

Recently, BoxRec has published a list of the 10 greatest boxers. Headed by Floyd Mayweather, the boxer holds a record of 50 wins in a 21-year career. “Single-handed defeat” has held many world championships in 5 weight classes, and is considered one of the boxers with the best defensive skills ever.

Mayweather was voted BoxRec’s greatest boxer

Behind Mayweather is Manny Pacquiao – the defeat of former American puncher in the super classic match in 2015. “Pac Man” is also the only person on the list still playing professionally. Muhammad Ali – the late legend is considered by many fans to be the greatest puncher, ranked 4th, behind Carlos Monzon.

BoxRec’s list is not less controversial, when names like Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, Rocky Marciano or Roberto Duran … are not in the top 10. Even, there are opinions against the No. 1 and 2.

Mayweather retired with unbeaten record. However, the former American puncher lost points in the eyes of the NHM, because most accepted to compete with weaker opponents to maintain the unbeaten chain. For Paccquiao, the Filipino puncher was the first boxer to win 8 different weight classes, but most boxing fans said that “Pac Man” was not enough to rank above Ali.

The fourth position of the legendary Ali is not less controversial.

Top 10 greatest boxers voted by BoxRec are as follows.

10. Julio Cesar Chavez – 107-6-2 (Win – Loss – Draw)

9. Oscar De La Hoya – 39-6-0

8. Archie Moore – 186-23-10

7. Joe Louis – 66-3-0

6. Bernard Hopkins – 55-8-2

5. Sugar Ray Robinson – 174-19-6

4. Muhammad Ali – 56-5-0

3. Carlos Monzon – 87-3-9

2. Manny Pacquiao – 62-7-2

1. Floyd Mayweather – 50-0-0

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Why is Boxing harder to play than MMA? (Part 1)

Boxing has only hand to hand while MMA has to fight hands, legs, wrestling. But why is Boxing harder to play than MMA?

In MMA, it is clear that the martial artist needs to know as many martial arts as possible and to maximize his potential and limit his opponent’s abilities in order to achieve the ultimate victory.

A MMA fighter must face many attacks from objects, fastening, punching, kicking, and knees. Obviously, MMA must pay attention to different aspects than MMA, but for that reason , MMA climax is not “hard” as Boxing peak. Because the rules were so wide, MMA had a time when it was misunderstood as a rule of life and death without rules

The code is strictly limited

Boxing is the most challenging stage in the martial arts. You must not use your feet, not use attorneys, not hugging, not turning, not running. However, you still have to ensure victory.

If in MMA, you cannot punch, you can kick, if you cannot kick, you can find a way to bring the game to the floor. Even non-professionals who watch MMA can speak up tactics. basically like that. However, in Boxing, if you cannot punch, what else will you do?

Constraint is the premise for creativity

Because only two fists are used to attack, Boxing fighters have only one concern is the opponent’s hands. All the focus was on each other’s fists, making the blow more visible and predictable than ever. Without being able to be clever or creative, Boxing-fighters would not be able to strike effectively.

To hit an opponent, you must be tricky.

In front of the big competitors, you must also be a big old fox to confront them. Gradually, the old tricks need to be replaced by the more advanced “tricks”. The beat, the psychology of hitting, the power begin to play so the trick becomes even more sophisticated and unpredictable.