Emmanuel Dapidran Pacquiao, the real name of the true Filipino Pride, Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao was born on December 17, 1978. He was a native of Kibawe, Bukidnon, Mindanao but currently resides in General Santos City, South Cotabato, Mindanao. He is happily married to Jinkee Pacquiao with their four children.
Pacquiao was first seen on Vintage Sports' Blow by Blow boxing show at the young
age of 16 at 106 lbs. His professional debut was a 4-round bout against Edmund "Enting" Ignacio on January 22, 1995, which Pacquiao won via decision, becoming an instant star of the program.
Pacman holds several titles and belts in the Boxing World. These are the WBC Lightweight world champion, WBC Super Featherweight world champion, IBF Super Bantamweight world champion, and WBC Flyweight world champion. He has also held the Ring Magazine titles for Featherweight, Super Featherweight, and Light Welterweight divisions.
For his achievements, he became the first Filipino and Asian boxer to win five world titles in five different weight divisions. He is currently the IBO and Ring Magazine Light Welterweight champion and is rated by the Ring Magazine as the #1 pound-for-pound boxer in the world. He is also the first boxer to win the lineal championship in four different weight classes. Aside from being a boxer, he has also participated in politics, acting and music recording.