However, in May 2009, American international Timothy defeated Manny after 12 rounds with a score of 115 – 113 narrowly. Thousands of fans watched and Manny’s loss was deemed unfair by both fans and critics and it was he who should win.
Manny Pacquiao’s kicks, quick pokes, and amazing speed are the things that make fans love him. Besides,his gentle smile and charm even more popular with the public. In 2003, he was voted Filipina of the Year, surpassing both President Gloria Macapagal Aroyo and “Gladiator of the decade” in the 2000s by the Boxing Writers Association in America.
In February 2015, the historic battle between Manny Pacquiao and unbeaten gladiator Floyd Mayweather at the MGM Grand Garden arena attracted record viewers both live and on television. Although a right shoulder injury was still raging, Manny kept up with Floyd’s attacks. However, his ineffective and consistent punches dropped his score to 57-6-2.
Political and entertainment career
In 2007, Pacquiao participated for the first time in a political race towards a position on the Philippine People’s Council but lost to Darlene Antonio-Custodio and returned to being a boxer. Two years later, Manny joined the People’s Advocacy faction and became a delegate for her hometown Sarangani in May 2010 and continued her second term 3 years later.
Besides boxing and politics, Manny Pacquiao also showed off her singing skills with 2 albums and other collaborative songs. He also acted in several films and starred in the sitcom series Show Me, Da Manny, from 2009 to 2011. In early 2015, Manny, a documentary about his own life was released in America.
Manny Pacquiao’s wife, Jinkee, was elected deputy mayor of Sarangani in 2013. They have 5 children together as of now.
Above is the journey from the street to the boxing ring of the talented boxer Manny Pacquiao.