Born Emmanuel Pacquiao, his moniker in the boxing world is “PacMan” – because as they say, like the famous Pacman game, he devour all his opponents in the ring. He is also the first Asian boxer in history to appear in the cover of the Time magazine. He is the third boxer (tying with Muhammad Ali and Evander Holyfield) to win three BWAA Fighter of the year award – his third in four years. He is also awarded the HBO and BWAA Fighter of the Decade (2000-2009).
In addition, he is the only boxer to win the lineal championship (“the man who beat the man”) in four different weight classes.
His championship belt are as follows:
- WBO World welterweight champion (current)
- WBC World lightweight champion
- WBC World super featherweight champion
- IBF World super bantamweight champion
- WBC World flyweight champion
- Featherweight champion
- Super featherweight champion.