Sunday, February 17, 2008

Manny Pacquiao

Emmanuel Dapigran Pacquiao was born December 17, 1978, in Bukidnon, Mindanao, Philippines. The second of four children, he became the man of the house shortly after his father left the family while Pacquiao was still in grade school. Faced with few other options, Pacquiao entered the workforce: At first he sold bread in local neighborhoods and later he engaged in street fighting for small purses. Fortunately, it didn’t take long before his exceptional skills were noticed and Pacquiao was invited to travel to Manila to further his fighting career.

Manny Paquiao start his profession as boxer when he transfer to Live in Manila, away from home for the first time and 15 years old, Pacquiao worked in construction during the day and trained ferociously at night. The combination of those two activities transformed him into a sleek, fighting machine. One year later, in 1995, Manny began boxing professionally at a slender 106 pounds.

On January 22, 1995, Pacquiao’s career kicked off gloriously when he defeated Edmund Ignacio in a four-round bout. He went on to win an additional 10 fights in dazzling fashion before finally collecting his first loss to Rustico Torrecampo on February 9, 1996. Luckily, Pacquiao bounced back nicely after his first defeat, putting together an impressive string of victories in the next two years against the Philippines’ finest fighters.

Pacquiao’s hard work finally paid off on December 4, 1998, when he defeated Chartchai Sasakul in a grueling eight rounds to become the WBC Flyweight Champion. Unfortunately, his reign was short lived, as Pacquiao lost the belt to Medgoen Singsurat on September 17, 1999, in only his second defense of the title.

The unexpected loss prompted Pacquiao to take stock of his career and he decided to undergo a rigorous weight-training program to qualify for the super bantamweight division at 122 pounds. It proved to be a wise move; within two years Pacquiao became the IBF Super Bantamweight Champion when he defeated Lehlohonolo Ledwaba in Las Vegas on June 23, 2001. The fight thrust him into the spotlight and made Pacquiao a true international star. Pacquiao defended his title an additional four times, but the best was yet to come.He become a famous when he defeat the Mexican superstar Marco Antonio Barrera and defeat Morales and second time around. Today Manny Pacquiao make a biggest mark to the other country that's why here in the Philippines we called him a “ Pambansang Kamao “.

1 comment:

cctv said...

I like this story...Its unbelievable that mannys reach his status today.he must be always under surveillance to him safety.His property must have security cameras security for intruders