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Saturday, May 2, 2009

Manny Pacquiao

By Martine Roger

LAS VEGAS – It took just 359 seconds to add the latest devastating chapter to a legacy that will last for decades.

Manny Pacquiao’s flurried fists made short work of Ricky Hatton on Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena and delivered the most emphatic proof yet that boxing has a superstar for the ages operating at his peak.

Pacquiao sent the Englishman crashing to the canvas twice in a frenetic first round, then sealed the contest with a brutal left hook that had Hatton out cold on his back with one tick remaining in the second round.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. may have announced his comeback from a brief and scarcely-believable retirement on Saturday morning.

But there can be no doubt that Pacquiao is boxing’s undisputed king as he continues to ride a remarkable wave of momentum.

The Filipino fighter is a quiet and reserved man out of the ring, but between the ropes he morphs into an electrifying machine – and Hatton felt his full force. The Hatton camp had hoped their man’s power would be telling, yet he simply had no response to Pacquiao’s pace and precision.

A right hook put Hatton down with 54 seconds remaining in round one and proved to be the beginning of the end. As he moved in for the finish Hatton tried to cling on, only to be sent down again with a fierce straight left.

Doctors immediately rushed to the aid of Hatton, who eventually and thankfully was able to walk from the ring under his own steam. “I am surprised this fight was so easy,” said Pacquiao. “I did work hard in my training camp and it paid off. This is as big a victory for me as when I beat Oscar De La Hoya.” That December triumph over De La Hoya did not convince the entire boxing fraternity of Pacquiao’s ability, primarily as the Golden Boy’s powers had so clearly dimmed from his prime. Now there is no speculation. Pacquiao is the top dog, until someone proves otherwise in the ring. Roach’s status as a trainer grows in line with each victory his top fighter posts and it became clear his game plan was perfect.

Hatton could not avoid Pacquiao, who landed with 73 of his 127 punches. The Brit could only land 18 of 78. “This is no shock at all,“ said Roach. “Hatton pumps his hands before he throws a punch, and it makes him a sucker for the right hook.

“Manny is a monster, he is the best fighter ever. There is no surprise here.” Defeat was a bitter blow to the thousands of Hatton fans among the 16,262 in attendance who had journeyed across the Atlantic, but saw their dreams dashed within a few brutal minutes. The typical symphony of chanting carried on even after their man had been sparked out, but it may not strike up again.
Hatton, who was alert in his locker room before being taken to the hospital, is one of the most popular boxers ever, with an incredible fan base, but his fighting future is now in serious doubt. For Pacquiao, the future is brighter than ever, and his legend continues to grow. Floyd Mayweather Sr. was a no-show at the postfight news conference, leaving Hatton’s co-trainer, Lee Beard, to explain the mauling by Pacquiao.

“We knew about Manny’s speed and that it could play a factor in the fight,” Beard said. “What you saw was two rounds of action and Ricky got caught.”

Manny Pacquiao

By; Wikipedia

Personal life
Pacquiao was born in Kibawe, Bukidnon, Mindanao and currently resides in his home town General Santos City, South Cotabato, Philippines.[2] He is married to Jinkee Pacquiao[3] and they have four children.[4]

Early career
Pacquiao started his professional boxing career at the age of 16 at 106 lbs (light flyweight). His early fights took place in small local venues and were shown on Vintage Sports' Blow by Blow, an evening boxing show. 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. Close friend Mark Penaflorida's death in 1994 spurred the young Pacquiao to pursue a professional boxing career.
His weight increased from 106 to 113 lbs before losing in his 12th bout against Rustico Torrecampo via a third-round knockout (KO). Pacquiao had not made the weight. So he was forced to use heavier gloves than Torrecampo, thereby putting Pacquiao at a disadvantage.[5]
Shortly after the Torrecampo fight, Pacquiao settled at 112 lbs, winning the WBC Flyweight title over Chatchai Sasakul in the eighth round only to lose it in his second defense against Medgoen Singsurat or Medgoen 3K Battery, via a third-round knockout on a bout held at Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand. Technically, Pacquiao lost the belt at the scales as he surpassed the weight limit of 112 lbs (51 kg).
Following his loss to Singsurat, Pacquiao gained weight anew. This time, Pacquiao went to the super bantamweight division of 122 lbs (55 kg), where he picked up the WBC International Super Bantamweight title. He defended the title five times before his chance for a world title fight came.
Pacquiao's big break came on June 23, 2001, against IBF Super Bantamweight champion Lehlohonolo Ledwaba. Pacquiao stepped into the fight as a late replacement and won the fight by technical knockout to become the IBF Super Bantamweight champion on a bout held at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada. He defended this title five times and fought to a sixth-round draw against Agapito Sanchez in a bout that was stopped early after Pacquiao received 2 headbutts.

Pacquiao's rise

Manny Pacquiao and his trainer Freddie Roach at Pacquiao's Christmas and birthday bash, Los Angeles, CA.

1st fight with Barrera
Pacquiao went on to defend his title four times with expert training from Freddie Roach at the Wild Card Gym, improving his hand speed and mental preparation before the match that many consider to have defined his career, a bout against Marco Antonio Barrera. Pacquiao, moving up in weight and in his first fight ever in the featherweight division, brought his power with him and defeated Barrera via a TKO in the 11th round at the Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas. Although this fight was not recognized as a title fight by any sanctioning bodies, Pacquiao was recognized as world champion by Ring Magazine after his victory,[6] and he held that title until relinquishing it in 2005.

1st fight with Marquez
Only 6 months removed from his win over Barrera, Pacquiao went on to challenge another respected Mexican counterpuncher, Juan Manuel Márquez, then holder of the World Boxing Association (WBA) and International Boxing Federation (IBF) Featherweight titles. The fight held at the MGM Grand ended in a controversial draw after he knocked down Márquez three times in the first round but lost most of the latter rounds. One of the judges later admitted to making an error in the scorecards because he scored the first round as "10-7" in favor of Pacquiao instead of the standard "10-6" for a three-knockdown round.

1st fight with Morales
Manny once again moved up another division from 126 to 130 lbs to fight another Mexican legend, three-time division champion Érik Morales on March 19, 2005, at the MGM Grand. However, this time around, at his first fight in the super featherweight division, Pacquiao lost the 12-round match by a unanimous decision from the judges.

WBC International Super Featherweight Title
On September 10, 2005, Manny Pacquiao knocked out Héctor Velázquez, capturing the WBC International Super Featherweight title in the process, in a fight held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.

2nd bout with Morales
Pacquiao defeated Morales via a 10th-round KO in a much-anticipated rematch on January 21, 2006 in Las Vegas at Thomas and Mack Center.

Oscar Larios
On July 2, 2006, Pacquiao defeated Oscar Larios, a two-time super bantamweight champion who had moved up two weight divisions in order to face Pacquiao. Despite his camp's big promise of an early knockout, the fight went until the final round, with Pacquiao knocking down Larios two times during the 12-round bout for the WBC International Super Featherweight title held at the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City, Philippines.[7]

Final bout with Morales
Pacquiao and Morales fought for a third time (with the series tied 1-all) on November 18, 2006. Witnessed by a near-record crowd of 18,276, the match saw Pacquiao defeating Morales via a third-round knockout at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.[8]
After the Pacquiao-Morales rematch, Bob Arum, Pacquiao's main promoter, announced that Manny returned his signing bonus check back to Golden Boy Promotions, signaling intentions to stay with Top Rank. This resulted in GBP's decision to sue the famed fighter over contractual breaches.[9]
At the end of 2006, he was named by both HBO and Ring Magazine as the "Fighter of the Year", with HBO also naming him as the most exciting fighter of the year.

Jorge Solis
After a failed promotional negotiation with Marco Antonio Barrera's camp, Bob Arum chose Jorge Solis as Pacquiao's next opponent among several fighters that Arum offered him to fight as a replacement. The bout was held in San Antonio, Texas on April 14, 2007. In the sixth round of the bout, an accidental headbutt occurred, giving Pacquiao a cut under his left eyebrow. The fight ended in the eighth round when Pacquiao knocked Solis down twice; with Solis barely beating the count after the second knockdown, the referee (who was also a doctor) was prompted to stop the fight. The victory raised Pacquiao's win-loss-draw record to 44-3-2, with 34 knockouts.

Second bout with Barrera
On June 29, 2007, it was announced that Top Rank and GBP agreed to settle their lawsuit, meaning the long-awaited rematch with Marco Antonio Barrera will occur despite being the #1 contender for the super featherweight title of Juan Manuel Márquez.
Since Bob Arum was out on a vacation, GBP's chief executive Richard Schaefer politely declined to discuss Pacquiao’s purse from the October 6, 2007 rematch with Marco Antonio Barrera (at the Mandalay Bay Resort Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas). However, Pacquiao was likely to get a purse of $5 million, plus possibly a share of the pay-per-view rights.[10] Pacquiao defeated Barrera in their rematch via an easy unanimous decision. In the 11th round, Pacquiao's punch caused a deep cut under Barrera's right eye. Barrera retaliated with an illegal punch on the break that dazed Pacquiao but also caused the referee to deduct a point from Barrera. Two judges scored the bout 118-109, whereas the third scored it 115-112.[11]

Other events
In The Ring Magazine, Pacquiao (45-3-2) remained at the top of the junior lightweight division (130 lbs). He had been in the ratings for 108 weeks. Pacquiao was also at No. 2 in the pound-for-pound category behind then-welterweight champ Floyd Mayweather Jr.[12][13]
On November 13, 2007, he was honored by the WBC as Champ Emeritus during its 45th Annual World Convention held at the Manila Hotel.[14]
On November 20, 2007, Jose Nunez, manager of WBO super featherweight champion Joan Guzman, accused Pacquiao's handler Bob Arum of evading a match between the two boxers to protect Pacquiao.[15] Guzman went as far as to directly call out Pacquiao at the postfight press conference of the Pacquiao-Barrera rematch in front of a stunned crowd at the Mandalay Bay Events Center's media room in Las Vegas.[16]
The 240-member House of Representatives of the Philippines, on August 7, 2008, issued a Resolution, sponsored by South Cotabato Rep. Darlene Antonino-Custodio, which recognized Pacquiao as “a people’s champ” - “for his achievements and in appreciation of the honor and inspiration he has been bringing ... to the Filipino people.” He received a plaque from Speaker Prospero Nograles.[17][18]
On July, 2008, it was announced that Pacquiao would be the flag bearer of the Philippines at the 2008 Summer Olympics.[19] He became the first Filipino Olympic non-participant to be Team Philippines’ flag-bearer during the August 8 opening ceremonies of the 2008 Summer Olympics at the Beijing National Stadium. Swimmer Miguel Molina, 2005 Southeast Asian Games’ Best Male Athlete, yielded the honor to Pacquiao, upon Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo's request to national sports officials on the Philippines at the 2008 Summer Olympics.[20]

Rematch with Marquez
On March 15, 2008, in a rematch against Juan Manuel Márquez called "Unfinished Business", Pacquiao won via a disputed split decision in a close, hard fought battle in which Pacquiao knocked Marquez down in round 3. Pacquiao won the WBC and The Ring super featherweight belts, making him the first Filipino to win three world titles in three different weight divisions (Pacquiao was a former WBC flyweight champion and former IBF super bantamweight champion).
During the postfight interview, Marquez’s camp called for an immediate rematch. Richard Schaefer, GBP CEO, offered a $6-million guarantee to Pacquiao for a rematch. Pacquiao's promoter, Bob Arum, still stinging from the less-than-stellar revenue from Kelly Pavlik’s immediate rematch with Jermain Taylor, said the fight will probably happen but only after there is time to “put a little air under it.” Pacquiao, for his part, said "I don't think so, this business is over" because he planned to move to lightweight (135 lbs) to challenge David Díaz, the reigning WBC lightweight champion at that time. Diaz won the majority decision over Ramon Montano that night as an undercard of the "Unfinished Business" fight.

WBC Lightweight Championship
On June 28, 2008, at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Pacquiao defeated David Díaz via ninth-round knockout to become the WBC lightweight champion. With the victory, Pacquiao became the only Filipino and Asian boxer to win four major titles in four weight classes and also became the first Filipino fighter to ever win a world title at lightweight.[21][22] The fight ended at 2:23 of the ninth round and was viewed by 8,362 spectators. Bob Arum announced that Pacquiao is most likely to fight November 15[23] versus 130-lb Venezuelan champion Edwin Valero or Humberto Soto in Planet Hollywood, and he also mentioned the name of WBA, WBO, and IBF lightweight champ Nate Campbell. "I can fight in November," Pacquiao stated, "Who I fight is the job of my promoter (Bob Arum)." Diaz had his best payday, $850,000, and Pacquiao earned at least $3 million.[24][25]
Bob Arum reported that the Pacquiao-David Diaz fight which made $ 12.5-M (250,000 pay-per-view subscriptions at $ 49.95 each), paled in comparison to the 400,000 in the Marquez showdown. The sales reached over $20 million. Pacquiao’s 3 classic fights with Erik Morales earned a combined sales of 1 million pay-per-view hits. After HBO and Top Rank get their share, Pacquiao and Diaz will get theirs based on the contract, that is, in addition to the $ 3 million contract pay. Official records revealed an attendance of only 8,362 tickets of the seating capacity of 12,000.[26]
Meanwhile, WBC president Don José Sulaimán clarified that Pacquiao is not a 5-division but 4-division world champion, because the November 2003 Barrera fight was a non-title bout.[27]
Holding both the WBC Super Featherweight and Lightweight titles following the win, Pacquiao decided to vacate his super featherweight title in July 2008 in order to defend his lightweight crown.[28]

The Dream Match (Pacquiao vs. De La Hoya)
Main article: The Dream Match
On December 6, 2008, Pacquiao faced Oscar De La Hoya at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, in a fight called Dream Match. Pacquiao asserted himself over De La Hoya from the first round till the eighth round. De La Hoya's corner threw in the towel before the start of the 9th round. Pacquiao won via technical knockout. [29][30]
Presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Top Rank, Inc., the bout was scheduled as a 12-round, non-title fight contested at the 147-pound welterweight limit. Although Pacquiao went into the fight widely recognized as the leading pound-for-pound boxer in the world, some boxing pundits had speculated that 147 pounds could be too far above his natural weight against the larger De La Hoya.[31]
Pacquiao received $15 to 30 million (share of the pay-per-view), plus a guaranteed amount.[32]
Tickets reportedly sold out just hours after they went on sale. The total gate revenues were said to be nearly $17 million dollars. That amount apparently gave the bout the second largest gate revenue in boxing history.[33]

Pacquiao vs. Hatton
Main article: Ricky Hatton vs. Manny Pacquiao
On May 2, 2009, Pacquiao fought Ricky Hatton for the latter's IBO and Ring Magazine Light Welterweight titles.[34] Since the Wembley Stadium in the United Kingdom had been rejected as the venue for this championship bout, it was held in the United States at MGM Grand Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada.[35]
The fight was placed in jeopardy due to disputes with both camps over the fight purse money. Pacquiao wanted a 60-40 share while Hatton insisted on an equal 50-50 share, but later offered Pacquiao a 52-48 split.[36] Arum believed that Hatton's popularity in the sport will bring enormous pay-per-view revenue, which other fighters would not be able to contribute.[37]
On the other hand, Pacquiao's astute trainer Freddie Roach argued that a 60/40 share was fair for his ward because Pacquiao just destroyed De La Hoya, while Hatton was knocked out by Floyd Mayweather Jr. However, Hatton and his camp believed he deserved a more even split as he was the reigning Ring Light Welterweight champion, a division in which he remains undefeated, and a large draw in the U.K..[38] If the fight with Hatton would not materialize on a 55/45 share, which should favor Pacquiao, Roach stated that they would look into either fighting Mayweather, Venezuelan knockout artist Edwin Valero or even Pacquiao's rugged arch rival Juan Manuel Marquez.[39][40] Meanwhile, Hatton’s lawyer threatened to file a suit against Pacquiao if the Filipino fighter backed out of a “verbal contract” for a 50-50 split in earnings for their superfight.[41]
Since Pacquiao had not signed off on the fight contract and had not accepted the 52-48 share that Bob Arum renegotiated with the Hatton's camp, the mega fight was officially scrapped. Both Arum and Roach stated that they were unable to contact Pacquiao during the final days of negotiations. Roach was quoted as saying that "a $12 million guarantee today is unbelievable" and that he hoped Pacquiao "comes to his senses".[42] Arum even speculated that the world's best pound for pound warrior might just have to sit out for the remainder of the year.[43].
The already scuppered mega fight between Manny Pacquiao and Ricky Hatton had been resurrected, after Pacquiao confirmed that he had changed his mind and had signed the fight contract. Bob Arum, Pacquiao's promoter, was jubilant about the decision of Pacquiao to pursue his fight with Hatton, and even went on record and proclaimed that his boxer (Pacquiao) would receive an unprecedented $20 million for this junior welterweight mega fight.[44] This super fight has a great chance of breaking pay-per-view records, revenue wise, due to the massive boxing fans from UK who would be rooting for their countryman Ricky Hatton, and of course, the charisma and drawing power of the pound for pound King Manny Pacquiao in the international realm.
HBO would air the fight between Pacquiao and Hatton on May 2, 2009. The most recognized pay-per-view infrastructure would present 24/7 series for both gladiators leading up to their junior welterweight showdown at MGM Grand Las Vegas.[45]
Martin Nievera, one of the Philippines' well-known singers, sang the Philippine National Anthem in the fight.[46]
Pacquiao started the fight strongest, knocking down a sluggish Hatton twice in the first round. At the bell, Hatton seemed to have re-grouped, only to get knocked down for the third time 2:59 into the second round, awarding Pacquiao the win by KO.

Pacquiao ran for a congressional seat to represent the 1st district of South Cotabato, but he was defeated by Darlene Antonino-Custodio. Custodio had 139,061 votes, whereas Pacquiao received 75,908 votes.[47]
Pacquiao has said he will enter politics after he ends his boxing career. He quietly visited the Philippine Commission on Elections, escorted by Arnold "Ali" Atienza (son of then Manila Mayor Lito Atienza), to transfer his residence from General Santos City to Manila.[48] This fueled speculations that he may seek an elective post in the nation's capital, which even gave him the title "Adopted Son" after he won his earlier bouts.
His name was once mentioned as a possible vice-mayoralty candidate to the younger Atienza when the latter sought the city's highest post in the 2007 elections, but this did not pan out after Sen. Panfilo Lacson, then the leading candidate for Manila mayor, backed out for contentions regarding Lacson's residency issues (in which Pacquiao also had such issues).
Being known as an Arroyo supporter, his name is also being floated as a candidate of the Lakas-CMD party for the mayoralty race of General Santos City against incumbent Mayor Pedro Acharon. Instead, he was recently sworn-in as a member of the Liberal Party under the Atienza wing, thus further fueling his political ambition.
On February 12, 2007, the famed boxer announced that he was running for congress representing South Cotabato.[49] His decision however easily turned off both his fans and the general public.[50] Election experts stressed that as Pacquiao insists on participating in his next professional boxing match, he will immerse himself into a legal conflict regarding campaign exposure, especially since the match will be televised nationwide. Aside from that, COMELEC commissioner Benjamin Abalos mentioned a possible legal entanglement could ruin Pacquiao's candidacy because he already registered himself as a Manila resident months before.
Numerous sports personalities and analysts around the Philippines expressed that Pacquiao should think seriously and deeply about his sports career, which could potentially be destroyed by the dirty world of politics. On February 24, 2007, in Cebu City, Pacquiao was booed by thousands of spectators as his presence was acknowledged by the organizers of The Battle of Cebu, a WBO-sanctioned boxing festival.[51][52][53][54][55] The embarrassment later led to confusing statements made by Manila Mayor Lito Atienza[56] that the famed fighter would withdraw. The negative sentiment among Cebuanos over Pacquiao's political aspiration was felt even before the "The Battle of Cebu" was held because at least one citizen's comment got published by local newspaper Sun Star.[57]
In relation to the Pacquiao's April 14 fight with Jorge Solis, the political opposition stated that they would not press for a ban on the broadcasting of the match despite its potential to violate election campaign rules.[58] Although he won over Solis, Pacquiao's appeal diminished most likely due to his political ambition. His last fight attracted noticeably smaller audiences, and his performance was considered by many as disappointing.[59][60] Some election candidates even turned the Pacquiao-Solis match into campaign gigs.[61] Over at General Santos City, Diocese of Marbel spokesman Fr. Angel Buenavides considered President Arroyo's endorsement of Pacquiao as a "curse" because constituents in the area have strong anti-Arroyo sentiments.[62]
On May 17, 2007, Pacquiao suffered a lopsided election defeat to incumbent representative Darlene Antonino-Custodio, with a deficit of approximately 37,000 votes according to the NAMFREL tally. Meanwhile, WBC head José Sulaimán stated that Pacquiao "doesn’t appear to be having the same dynamic impact at the ballot box, as he does in the ringed square."[63] The defeat became a depressing matter for the boxer himself because he lost a huge sum of money when his supporters allegedly funneled campaign funds to their own pockets. Pacquiao's personal money was part of the campaign budget.[64] Ironically, Pacquiao's fans rejoiced over his defeat.[65] Some even declared his loss as a "victory" for boxing. On May 20, 2007, Manny Pacquiao formally conceded to congresswoman Antonino-Custodio, vowing to return to boxing and spend more time with his family.[66][67][68]
In August 2007, Pacquiao filed a P30-million libel suit against four journalists of the Manila Bulletin due to an article which stated that he "is reported to be a compulsive gambler and is known to bet hundreds of thousand in casinos, cockfighting, and billiards."[69] The case was later dismissed via "affidavit of desistance", and Pacquiao stated that pursuing the case would only cause inconvenience to him and his family.[70]
On September 1, 2008, Pacquiao was sworn by Secretary Ronaldo Puno, as member of Kabalikat ng Malayang Pilipino (Kampi). Pacquiao officially announced that he is retiring in August 2009, and will be running again in the Philippine general election, 2010.[71][72]

In popular culture
A film based on Pacquiao's life, Pacquiao: The Movie, was released on June 21, 2006, featuring Filipino actor Jericho Rosales as Manny Pacquiao and was directed by Joel Lamangan.[73] The film flopped at the box office, grossing a total of only P4,812,191 (approximately US$99,322), as confirmed by Lamangan. Pacquiao was featured in the boxing video games Fight Night: Round 2, Fight Night: Round 3 and Fight Night: Round 4. He became the first Filipino athlete to appear on a postage stamp.[74]
With his popularity, various business sectors have solicited Manny Pacquiao's help in endorsing their products through commercial advertisements in print and in broadcast media. These include detergents, medicines, foods, garments, telecommunications, and even a political ad for Chavit Singson during the May 14, 2007 elections.
On April 12, 2007, the COMELEC canceled his commercial appearances in accordance with existing Philippine election laws. Airing of the commercials resumed after the elections.
Upon the expiration of his contract with ABS-CBN, he signed up with GMA Network as an actor on September 2007.
On December 17, 2007, after finishing a movie, Pacquiao went to the GMA Network to tape his first episode of Pinoy Records.[75]
Manny will also start filming for a new TV series by GMA, Carlo J. Caparas' Totoy Bato, co-starring with Robin Padilla and Regine Velasquez, which will be shown in 2009.
Manny Pacquiao and American actor Sylvester Stallone are in plans of doing a movie. Stallone has stated interest in doing a movie with Pacquiao, who he said will be his co-star in the movie. Stallone, being a Pacquiao fan, showed interest. If the script passes and both sides agree, the film will be Pacquiao's big break to the American audience and American main stream. Plans were only confirmed and interest, thus the script is in works and confirmation as well of both sides agreements of the plot and characters are still not confirmed.[76]

Full boxing record
Title belt(s) disputed
May 2, 2009
Ricky Hatton
2nd round KO
MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, United States
IBO and The Ring Magazine world light welterweight titles
December 6, 2008
Oscar De La Hoya
8th round TKO
MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, United States
A non-title fight, fought at catchweight (welterweight)
June 28, 2008
David Díaz
9th round KO
Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, United States
Won WBC world lightweight title
March 15, 2008
Juan Manuel Márquez
Split decision
Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, United States
Won WBC and vacant The Ring Magazine world super featherweight title
October 6, 2007
Marco Antonio Barrera
Unanimous decision
Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, United States
Retained WBC international super featherweight title
April 14, 2007
Jorge Solis
8th round KO
Alamodome, San Antonio, United States
Retained WBC international super featherweight title
November 18, 2006
Érik Morales
3rd round KO
Thomas and Mack Center, Las Vegas, United States
Retained WBC international super featherweight title
July 7, 2006
Óscar Larios
Unanimous decision
Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City, Philippines
Retained WBC international super featherweight title
January 21, 2006
Érik Morales
10th round TKO
Thomas and Mack Center, Las Vegas, United States
Retained WBC international super featherweight title
September 10, 2005
Héctor Velázquez
6th round TKO
Staples Center, Los Angeles, United States
Won vacant WBC international super featherweight title
March 19, 2005
Érik Morales
Unanimous decision
MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, United States
WBC international super featherweight title
December 11, 2004
Fahsan (3K Battery) Por Thawatchai
4th round TKO
Fort Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City, Philippines
May 8, 2004
Juan Manuel Márquez
MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, United States
WBA and IBF world featherweight title
November 15, 2003
Marco Antonio Barrera
11th round TKO
Alamodome, San Antonio, United States
Won The Ring Magazine world featherweight title
July 26, 2003
Emmanuel Lucero
3rd Round KO
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, United States
Retained IBF world super bantamweight title
March 15, 2003
Serikzhan Yeshmagambetov
5th round TKO
Rizal Park, Manila, Philippines
October 26, 2002
Fahbrakorb Rakkiatgym
1st round KO
Rizal Memorial College Gym, Davao City, Philippines
Retained IBF world super bantamweight title
June 8, 2002
Jorge Eliecer Julio
2nd Round TKO
The Pyramid, Memphis, United States
Retained IBF world super bantamweight title
November 10, 2001
Agapito Sánchez
6th Round Technical Draw
Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, United States
WBO and IBF world super bantamweight title
June 23, 2001
Lehlohonolo Ledwaba
6th Round TKO
MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, United States
Won IBF world super bantamweight title
April 28, 2001
Wethya Sakmuangklang
6th round TKO
Kidapawan City, Cotabato, Philippines
Retained WBC international super bantamweight title
February 24, 2001
Tetsutoru Senrima
5th round TKO
Manila, Philippines
Retained WBC international super bantamweight title
October 14, 2000
Nedal Hussein
10th round TKO
Ynares Center, Antipolo City, Philippines
Retained WBC international super bantamweight title
June 28, 2000
Seung-Kon Chae
1st round TKO
Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City, Philippines
Retained WBC international super bantamweight title
March 4, 2000
Arnel Barotillo
4th round KO
Ninoy Aquino Stadium, Manila, Philippines
Retained WBC international super bantamweight title
December 12, 1999
Reynante Jamili
2nd round KO
Elorde Sports Complex, Parañaque, Philippines
Won WBC international super bantamweight title
September 17, 1999
Medgoen Singsurat
3rd round KO
Pakpanag Metropolian Stadium, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand
Lost WBC world flyweight title
April 24, 1999
Gabriel Mira
4th round TKO
Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City, Philippines
Retained WBC world flyweight title
February 20, 1999
Todd Makelim
3rd round TKO
Kidapawan City, Philippines
December 24, 1998
Chatchai Sasakul
8th round KO
Tonsuk College Ground, Phutthamonthon, Thailand
Won WBC world flyweight title
May 18, 1998
Shin Terao
1st round TKO
Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
December 6, 1997
Panomdej Ohyuthanakorn
1st round KO
South Cotabato Stadium, Koronadal, South Cotabato, Philippines
Retained OPBF flyweight title
September 13, 1997
Melvin Magramo
Cebu City, Philippines
June 26, 1997
Chokchai Chockvivat
5th round KO
Mandaluyong City, Philippines
Won OPBF flyweight title
May 30, 1997
Ariel Austria
6th round TKO
Almendras Gym, Davao City, Philippines
April 24, 1997
Wook-Ki Lee
1st round KO
Makati City, Philippines
March 3, 1997
Mike Luna
1st round KO
Muntinlupa City, Philippines
December 28, 1996
Sung-Yul Lee
2nd round TKO
Muntinlupa City, Philippines
July 27, 1996
Ippo Gala
2nd round TKO
Mandaluyong City, Philippines
June 15, 1996
Bert Batiller
4th round TKO
Mandaluyong City, Philippines
May 5, 1996
John Medina
4th round TKO
Manila, Philippines
April 27, 1996
Marlon Carillo
Manila, Philippines
February 9, 1996
Rustico Torrecampo
3rd round KO
Mandaluyong City, Philippines
January 13, 1996
Lito Torrejos
Paranaque City, Philippines
December 9, 1995
Rolando Toyogon
Manila, Philippines
November 11, 1995
Rudolfo Fernandez
3rd round TKO
Mandaluyong City, Philippines
October 21, 1995
Renato Mendones
2nd Round TKO
Puerto Princesa City, Palawan, Philippines
October 7, 1995
Lolito Laroa
Makati City, Philippines
September 16, 1995
Armando Rocil
3rd round KO
Mandaluyong City, Philippines
August 3, 1995
Acasio Simbajon
Mandaluyong City, Philippines
July 1, 1995
Dele Decierto
2nd round TKO
Mandaluyong City, Philippines
May 1, 1995
Rocky Palma
Cavite, Philippines
March 18, 1995
Pinoy Montejo
Mindoro Occidental, Philippines
January 22, 1995
Edmund Enting Ignacio
Mindoro Occidental, Philippines
*Pacquiao's fight against Lito Torrejos was stopped due to accidental head clash. It was then judged on points, on which Pacquiao was declared winner.

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