|Manny Pacquiao Biography
By Special Report on Doghouse Boxing (Jan 26, 2011) Photo © German Villasenor, Doghouse Boxing
Manny Pacquiao Biography - Manny Pacquiao (52-3-2, 38 KOs), of General Santos City , Philippines , is the first Congressman in history to both fight for and defend a world boxing title. Congressman Pacquiao was sworn in on June 28, 2010 and is the lone representative of the Sarangani province.
Pacquiao won the vacant World Boxing Council (WBC) super welterweight championshiphis record eighth world title in as many weight divisionslast November via dominant unanimous decision over three-time welterweight champion Antonio Margarito.
Pacquiao captured the World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight title, which he will be defending against Mosley, in November 2009 with a brilliant 12th-round knockout of four-time world champion Miguel Cotto.
The Boxing Writers Association of America’s “Fighter of the Decade,” Pacquiao’s resume features victories over future Hall of Famers Oscar De La Hoya, Ricky Hatton, Marco Antonio Barrera, Erik Morales, Juan Manuel Marquez and Cotto.
His knockout victories over Cotto and Hatton in 2009 and his decisive wins over Joshua Clottey and Margarito in 2010 combined for nearly 4 million buys making Pacquiao the reigning pay per view king.
No boxer sold more live tickets than Pacquiao in 2010, making him the pound for pound king in the ring and at the box office.
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