Emmanuel Dapidran "Manny" Pacquiao, PLH is a Filipino professional boxer and politician.
Professional boxing, or prizefighting, emerged in the early twentieth century as boxing gradually attained legitimacy and became a regulated, sanctioned sport.
Manny Pacquiao vs Brandon Rios 23/11/2013 FULL FIGHT by Rico Albertelli
In boxing, he has held the WBO welterweight title since 2016, and is currently in his third reign with that title.
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Pacquiao is currently serving as a Senator of the Philippines.
The Senate of the Philippines is the upper house of the bicameral legislature of the Philippines, the Congress; the House of Representatives is the lower house.
The Philippines, officially the Republic of the Philippines, is a sovereign island country in Southeast Asia situated in the western Pacific Ocean.
He is the first and only eight-division world champion, having won eleven major world titles, as well as being the first boxer to win the lineal title in five different weight classes.
Pacquiao is also the third boxer in history to win major world titles in three of the original eight weight divisions of boxing, also known as the "glamour divisions".
He was named "Fighter of the Decade" for the 2000s by the Boxing Writers Association of America, WBC, and WBO.
Boxing is a combat sport in which two people wearing protective gloves throw punches at each other for a predetermined set of time in a boxing ring.
The Boxing Writers Association of America was originally formed in 1926 as the Boxing Writers Association of Greater New York.
He is also a three-time Ring magazine and BWAA Fighter of the Year, winning the award in 2006, 2008, and 2009; and the Best Fighter ESPY Award in 2009 and 2011.
The Best Fighter ESPY Award was created by the cable television network ESPN and has been presented annually since 2007 to the professional or amateur boxer or mixed martial artist, irrespective of nationality, gender, weight class, or sanctioning body or league, adjudged to be the best in a given calendar year.
BoxRec ranks him as the greatest Asian fighter of all time.
BoxRec or boxrec.com is a website dedicated to holding updated records of professional boxers, both male and female.
Pacquiao was long rated as the best pound for pound boxer in the world by most sporting news and boxing websites, including ESPN, Sports Illustrated, Sporting Life, Yahoo!
Sports Illustrated is an American sports media franchise owned by Time Inc. Its self-titled magazine has over 3 million subscribers and is read by 23 million people each week, including over 18 million men.
Pound for pound is a term used in combat sports such as boxing or mixed martial arts to reflect an assessment as to who the better fighters are, regardless of size.
ESPN is a U.S.-based global cable and satellite television channel owned by ESPN Inc., a joint venture between The Walt Disney Company and the Hearst Corporation.
Sports, About.com, BoxRec, and The Ring, beginning from his climb to lightweight until his losses in 2012.
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Lightweight is a weight class in the sports of boxing, kickboxing, mixed martial arts, and rowing.
He is also the longest reigning top-ten boxer on The Ring's pound for pound list.
Pacquiao has generated approximately 19.2 million in pay-per-view buys and $1.2 billion in revenue from his 23 PPV bouts.
Pay-per-view is a type of pay television service by which a subscriber of a television service provider can purchase events to view via private telecast.
According to Forbes, he was the second highest paid athlete in the world as of 2015.
Beyond boxing, Pacquiao has participated in basketball, business, acting, music recording and politics.
Basketball is a sport, generally played by two teams of five players on a rectangular court.
In May 2010, Pacquiao was elected to the House of Representatives in the 15th Congress of the Philippines, representing the province of Sarangani.
The Fifteenth Congress of the Philippines was a meeting of the national legislature of the Republic of the Philippines, composed of the Senate and House of Representatives.
Sarangani, or Saraŋgani, is a province in the Philippines located in the Soccsksargen region.
He was re-elected in 2013 to the 16th Congress of the Philippines.
In June 2016, Pacquiao was elected as a senator and will serve a six-year term until 2022.
A senate is a deliberative assembly, often the upper house or chamber of a bicameral legislature or parliament.
While mostly focused on being a boxer and a politician, Pacquiao is listed as the head coach of the basketball team Mahindra Floodbuster.
He was also drafted onto the team as 11th overall pick in the first round of the 2014 PBA draft, making him the oldest rookie drafted, as well as the shortest player and the first dual-sport athlete in the Philippine Basketball Association.
The Philippine Basketball Association is a men's professional basketball league in the Philippines composed of twelve company-branded franchised teams.
The Gatorade 2014 Philippine Basketball Association Rookie Draft was an event which allowed teams to draft players from the amateur ranks.