"Emmanuel "Manny" D. Pacquiao", born December 17, 1978) at General Santos City, South Cotabato, aka "Pacman," "The Destroyer" and sometimes referred to in the Philippines as ''ang Pambansang Kamao'' ("the National Fist") is the reigning World Boxing Council (WBC) International Super Featherweight Champion (since 2005), former ''The Ring'' People's Featherweight Champion (2003-2005), former IBF Super Bantamweight Champion (2001-2004), and former WBC Flyweight Champion (1998-1999). He has a record of 42 wins, 3 losses, and 2 draws, with 33 wins coming by way of knockout.
Pacquiao was born in General Santos City, Philippines. It is not certain if he first made it as a "panadero," (baker) making different kinds of breads, or if he got his start selling "pan de sal" (one-peso breads) on the streets. He went to Manila penniless and worked as a construction worker and sold cigarettes in the streets, all while practicing and developing a passion for boxing.
Pacquiao started his professional boxing career in 1995 at 106 pounds. His early fights were usually in small venues and were shown on Vintage Sports' evening boxing show ''Blow by Blow''. He became an instant star ...