Possibly the best professional boxer of all time, Manny Pacquiao, you must have heard his name.
Manny Pacquaio, a.k.a as PacMan is a Filipino professional boxer. He is also an active politician serving as a Senator in the Philipines.
He has won more boxing titles in more weight classes than any other boxer in history.
Moreover, Manny is an idol in the Philippines with many endorsements, ads, and even his postage stamps.
Once the second-highest-paid athlete in the world, his fights generated $1.2 billion in revenue. That is more than the GDP of Grenada ($1.04 billion as of 2021).
Manny is also a military reservist and a basketball player in Philipines.
Let’s get started on the article to know more about the multitalented Pacquiao.
Let’s take a look at some quick facts about Manny Pacquiao to get you started.
|Full Name||Emmanuel Dapidran Pacquiao|
|Known as||Manny Pacquiao|
|Birth Date||December 17, 1978|
|Birth Place||Kibawe, Bukidnon, Philipines|
|Age||43 years old|
|Education||University of Makati, Notre Dame of Dadiangas University|
|Weight||66 kg/ 146 lbs|
|Height||5 feet 5 inches/ 165 cm/ 1.65 m|
|Father’s Name||Rosalio Pacquiao|
|Mother’s Name||Dionesia Dapidran Pacquiao|
|Siblings||5; Domingo Silvestre, Alberto ‘Bobby’ Pacquiao, Lixa Silvestre-Onding, Rogelio Pacquiao, Isidra Pacquiao-Paglinawan|
|Wife’s Name||Jinkee Jamora|
|Children||Emmanuel Jr. (Jimuel), Michael Stephen, Mary Divine Grace, Queen Elizabeth Pacquiao, and Israel Pacquiao|
|Body type||Lean Athletic|
|Profession||Professional Boxer, Politician|
|Debut||January 22, 1995|
|Net Worth||$220 million|
|Social Media||Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram|
|Merch||T-Shirt, Pacman: My Story of Hope|
|Last Update||July, 2022|
Manny Pacquiao: Height, Body Measurements, and Personality
Pacman packs a lot of energy inside his 5 feet 5 inches body. He weighs around 66 kg.
Moreover, his chest measures 41 inches while his biceps are 15 inches thick.
Manny’s waist measures 32 inches.
Manny is a philanthropist and a humanitarian who is full of energy. He is quite hyperactive inside the ring.
Pacquiao has a muscular physique and loves mental and physical exercise.
Moreover, Manny has a great ability to put thoughts into action, which is why he is an influential politician.
Manny Pacquiao: Diet and Fitness Routine
Very few boxers can achieve the same fame that Manny has achieved over the years. The fame isn’t limited to his in-ring skills or his basketball feats.
However, all the fame comes down to his insane diet.
Manny’s metabolism is quite incredible and freakish, as described by his coach, Justin Fortune.
Although he has entered his 40s, his metabolism hasn’t slowed down. It’s because of his dedication to clean and healthy eating.
He burns up to 7,000 calories a day and eats around six meals a day. Pacman wakes up at 3 am and sips his first protein shake.
He then starts working out for half an hour.
Moreover, Manny’s diet consists of Pinoy foods. His favorite meals include Beef Tapa, a chicken broth made with ginger, papaya, and onions.
Manny’s diet is rich in vegetables, meat, fruits, and fish.
He also includes warm milk in his diet. Manny also trusts in combining white rice, chicken, kebab, sliced bananas, beef, and cabbage soup in his diet.
Moreover, he has his cooking team, making sure that he is eating well.
His workout routine is gruesome as he trains Monday through Saturday every week.
Manny’s workout includes stamina-building exercises like running and cardio.
He does eight rounds of shadow boxing and 15 rounds of sparring as a part of his training schedule.
His schedule also included speed bags, heavy bags, jump rope, crunches, knee-ups, and more.
Pacquiao makes sure every part of his body is trained in his week-long training schedule.
He takes rest during the morning and afternoon to recover his muscles.
Manny Pacquiao: Early Life and Childhood
Pacquiao was born on December 17, 1978, in Kibawe, Bukidnon, Philipines. However, he was raised in General Santos.
His father, Rosalio Pacquiao, and mother, Dionisia Dapidran-Pacquiao, divorced when Manny was in sixth grade. His father had an affair.
Moreover, Manny has six siblings and is fourth among them. His brother Bobby is a former pro boxer.
Manny completed his education at the Saavedra Saway Elementary School. However, he dropped out due to poverty.
Pacquiao was introduced to boxing at age 12 by his uncle. His interest in boxing and combat sports started by following Bruce Lee and the legendary Muhammad Ali.
Manny started training in a home gym and also began boxing in the park. By the age of 15, he was already famous at the junior level, winning many fights.
However, the boxer made his professional debut, aged 16.
Manny Pacquiao: Relationships and Children
Although Manny is happily married to the Instagram famous Jinkee Pacquiao, the couple has had various hurdles in their relationship.
Manny Pacquiao and Krista Ranillo
Krista was reported to have an affair with the famous boxer in 2009. They were seen on a video clip together.
The controversy caused Krista to fly to the US to avoid local media.
However, the situation faded away soon.
Manny Pacquiao and Ara Mina
Manny and Ara starred in the movie “Anak ng Kumander,” and the affair controversy sparked off.
However, both duo strongly denied the affair rumors.
Manny married Jinkee on May 10, 1999, and the couple has five children together.
However, they met under different circumstances as compared to where they are now.
Jinkee ran a beauty cosmetic shop in a mall. Pacquiao visited her shop, caught her eye, and the rest was history. The couple dated for seven months before getting married.
The boxer ran for vice governor for Sarangani province in 2013. She won and served in office from 2013 to 2016.
She also has some experience in film production, working on documentaries about her husband’s life and career.
The couple has five children together. Their first son, Emmanuel Jr., is an amateur boxer, while their second son, Michael, is a rapper.
Jinkee is also referred to as supermom.
when he was 15, Manny moved to Manila for his boxing career. The boxer made his professional debut when he was sixteen as a junior flyweight.
Pacman has a career record of 60 wins and four losses at the amateur level.
However, his professional record comprises 62 wins with 39 knockouts.
Manny made history when he became the first boxer to win world titles in eight weight divisions.
Similarly, Manny is also the first boxer to win major world titles in four among eight weight classes.
Pacquiao became a money-making machine in boxing when he generated $20.1 million in pay-per-view and $1.2 billion in revenue.
He was the second-highest-paid athlete in 2015.
In August 2021, the Filipino boxer will height Errol Spence in Las Vegas.
Pacquiao announced his campaign to represent the District of South Cotabato province in the Phillippines House of Representatives in 2007.
He ran under the Kabalikat ng Malayang Pilipino party and was eventually defeated in the elections.
Pacquiao enrolled in a legislation, development, and governance course in the Philippines at the Development Academy.
He prepared himself and announced to run for a congressional set in 2009. He ran for Sarangani province, the hometown of Jinkee Jamora, his wife.
Luck struck, and the boxer was appointed to the House of Representatives in May 2010. Manny received 120,052 votes against his opponent, who received 60,899 votes.
After his first stint in the House of Representatives, Manny was re-elected in 2013. Moreover, his wife was also elected as the vice-governor of Sarangani.
Pacquiao announced in 2015 that he was running for senator with the help of the United Nationalist Alliance party.
He eventually won, and in May 2016, Manny was elected as a senator. Moreover, he received 16 million votes.
As a fellow boxer and senate, Manny gave his green signal in bringing capital punishment back.
During the COVID-19 outbreak, Manny teamed up with Jack Ma, Alibaba Group co-founder, and bought relief packages for the Philippines.
Pacquiao also has some experience in the military. He is a colonel in the Reserve Force of the Filipino Army.
The boxer finished a General Staff Course and receive the rank of lieutenant colonel.
Manny entered the army force in 2006 in the post of sergeant. His promotion has risen from Technical Sergeant to Senior Master Sergeant in a short time.
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Manny announced his arrival in Basketball in 2014 as a player cum coach of the Kia Motors Basketball Team in PBA.
Pacquaio also played in the semi-professional basketball team, MP-Gensan Warriors.
For the 2014 PBA draft, Manny was selected in the PBA drafts and became the oldest rookie to be drafted.
Pacquiao scored a career-high four points against Blackwater Elite in 2016.
In 2018, the boxer officially retired from the league.
Manny Pacquiao: Controversies
Pacquiao has a lot of controversies under his name.
In 2013, the Bureau of Internal Revenue froze Pacquiao’s bank accounts due to his failure to pay 2.2 billion Philippine Peso taxes.
The BIR also issued an order and froze all of Manny’s properties in the Philippines.
Manny presented his documents showing the income tax of his payments.
Pacquiao approached the authorities to settle the case. The BIR maintained that the taxes were not paid even though all the taxes had been paid to the IRS.
Comments on homosexuality
Manny made some comments on homosexuality, expressing that it was against God and religion.
If we approve male on male, female on female marriage, then man is worse than animal.
Many LGBT celebrities came out and criticized the statements of the boxer. Pacquiao apologized; however, he didn’t take back his statement.
However, he added that he wasn’t against LGBT but only same-sex marriage.
His statement resulted in Nike pulling out of their partnership with Manny.
Manny Pacquiao: Net Worth
Pacman is the third-richest boxer in the world after Floyd Mayweather and George Foreman.
The Filipino boxer has a net worth of $220 million.
Additionally, Pacquiao also has various business ventures under his name. It is reported that Pacquiao and his wife have 15 businesses under their name.
Manny is a partner with an Ottawa-based cleantech company. They aim to bring affordable renewable energy.
Pacquiao also has investments in the Singapore sports media company, ONE Championship.
Moreover, Manny also has his hands in the hotel business. The couples have a hotel located in General Santos City.
They also have a beach resort in the Sarangani Province.
Pacman also has a gym under his name “Pacman Wildcard Gym.”
All the boxing enthusiasts may remember the fight between Manny and Floyd Mayweather.
When the match ended, Manny earned $130 million from the fight. He has earned around $500 million from fights alone.
Manny and his wife have a vast collection of luxurious cars. He owns Cadillac Escalade, Hummer H2, Porsche Cayenne Turbo S, Ford Expedition, Ferrari 458 Italia, and many more.
The Filipino boxer also owns over 100 real-estate properties. It roughly amounts to 1.569 billion Philippine Pesos.
Manny Pacquiao: Retirement
After his last match against Yordenis Ugas in August, where he lost the match to the welterweight champion, he announced to the public his retirement.
The fight card for the concerned fight, as mentioned by The Athletic, was as follows;
- Manny Pacquiao -350 vs. Yordenis Ugas +275, WBA welterweight championship
- Robert Guerrero vs. Victor Ortiz, welterweight (odds: not available)
- Mark Magsayo vs. Julio Ceja, featherweight (odds: not available)
- Frank Martin vs. Ryan Kielczweski, 10 rounds, lightweight
- Jose Valenzuela vs. Esteban Sanchez, 8 rounds, lightweight
- Steven Torres vs. Justin Rolfe, heavyweight, 6 rounds
In September of 2021, Manny, unfortunately, told the public about his plans to quit boxing as a career and instead focus on becoming the president of the Phillippines for the year 2022.
Manny put up a fifteen-minute video for his fans announcing his departure from boxing and shift of focus to a full-time political career.
This put his fans who had been looking forward to his next match in despair as it seems like the boxer may not look towards the ring for a while now.
Some Unknown Facts
In 2019, Manny became the oldest world champion in history at the age of 40.
Pacquiao also started his career as an actor in local films and later took on a lead role in Lisensyadong Kamao.
Manny also starred alongside Ara Mina in Anak ng Kumander. However, the film was not a commercial success.
Moreover, he also starred in the comedy superhero movie Wapakman in December 2009.
Additionally, in June 2006, a film based on Manny’s life was also released. The movie is titled Pacquiao: The Movie.
It features Filipino actor Jericho Rosales as Pacquiao. However, the movie was not a success at the box office.
The Filipino boxer has also featured in video games like Fight Night Round 2, 3, and 4.
Manny has maintained an amazing boxing record over the years of his career where out of the 72 matches he has partaken, he has had 62 victorious moments.
Manny Pacquiao: Social Media
The senator has a massive fan following on his Instagram. Manny has a followers count of 6.8 million.
Moreover, his Twitter has a follower count of 2.6 million.
Additionally, Manny’s wife is an Instagram celebrity, along with being a politician and businesswoman.
She has over 2.4 million followers on her Instagram account and is verified.
What is Pacquiao doing now?
The Filipino boxer Manny is serving as a Senator in the Philippines.
How many titles does Manny have?
Manny is the only boxer to win twelve world titles in eight different weight divisions.
Moreover, he is also the first boxer to win major world titles in four weight classes (flyweight, welterweight, featherweight, and lightweight).