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Emmanuel “Manny” Dapidran Pacquiao (born December 17, 1978) is a Filipino professional boxer and politician. He is the first eight-division world champion, in which he has won ten world titles, as well as the first to win the lineal championship in four different weight classes. He is also the second highest paid athlete in the world.
He was named “Fighter of the Decade” for the 2000s (decade) by the Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA), World Boxing Council (WBC) and World Boxing Organization (WBO). He is also a three-time The Ring and BWAA “Fighter of the Year,” winning the award in 2006, 2008 and 2009, and the Best Fighter ESPY Award in 2009 and 2011.
He was long rated as the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world by some sporting news and boxing websites, including ESPN, Sports Illustrated, Sporting Life, Yahoo! Sports, About.com, BoxRec and The Ring. In April 2012, Pacquiao dropped to number two in the rankings, behind Floyd Mayweather, Jr. However on May 7, 2012, The Ring declared the top position vacant and jointly ranked Pacquiao and Mayweather in the number two spot.
Aside from boxing, Pacquiao has participated in acting, music recording and politics. In May 2010, Pacquiao was elected to the House of Representatives in the 15th Congress of the Philippines, representing the province of Sarangani.
JAY Z’s Life+Times visits Manny Pacquiao in Los Angeles for an exclusive training camp visit days before the Filipino meets Juan Manuel Marquez for a fourth time. In part one of this two part feature, we speak with Top Rank promoter Bob Arum, Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach, sparring partner Ray Beltran and the man himself, Manny Pacquiao and tackle a number of subjects including the first three fights and why Pacquiao decided not to face the Timothy Bradley in a rematch after their controversial last bout. We also got some insight on Freddie Roach and Manny Pacquiao’s unique relationship and the Pacquiao that everyone at Wild Card Gym knows aside from the superstar pugilist politician that we all see on television.