Manny Pacquiao

“Pac Man”

RECORD

61 - 7 - 2

KOs

39

Weight 147 lbs (66.82 kg)

Age 40

Home General Santos City, Cotabato del Sur,  

Complete Stats

Boxing's only eight-division world champion, Manny Pacquiao aims to make the biggest fights possible to entertain his large fan base as he continues his Hall of Fame career. Read Bio

Next Fight / Jul 20, 2019


Manny Pacquiao vs Keith Thurman


MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada

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Jul 19, 2019 / Pacquiao vs Thurman, Manny Pacquiao, Keith Thurman

Pacquiao vs. Thurman: Legends Die Hard

It's the classic passing of the torch bout but boxing icon Manny Pacquiao says his fire is still burning as he prepares to face undefeated welterweight champion Keith Thurman Saturday night on FOX Sports PPV.

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Jul 19, 2019 / Pacquiao vs Thurman, Manny Pacquiao

The Five Times 40 Became the New 30 in Boxing

When Manny Pacquiao steps into the ring versus World Welterweight Champion Keith Thurman Saturday night on FOX Sports PPV, he seeks to join a small group of legends who found ring success at 40 and beyond.

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Jul 14, 2019 / Pacquiao vs Thurman, Manny Pacquiao, Keith Thurman

The Talented (and confident) Freddie Roach

The typically pleasant Manny Pacquiao is fuming over undefeated welterweight champion Keith Thurman’s trash-talk heading into their 147-pound showdown Saturday on FOX SPORTS PPV. And Pacquiao trainer Freddie Roach couldn’t be happier at this development.

Fights

Manny Pacquiao Fights

Jan 19, 2019 MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Neveda

Manny Pacquiao  WINS against Adrien Broner by UD in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Adrien Broner 60-7-2

Jan 19, 2019 MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Manny Pacquiao WINS against Adrien Broner by UD in Round 12 of 12

WIN vs Lucas Martin Matthysse 59-7-2

Jul 15, 2018 Axiata Arena, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Lucas Martin Matthysse LOSES to Manny Pacquiao by TKO in Round 7 of 12

Loss vs Jeff Horn 16-0-1

Jul 02, 2017 Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Manny Pacquiao LOSES to Jeff Horn by UD in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Timothy Bradley Jr 33-1-1

Apr 09, 2016 MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Manny Pacquiao WINS against Timothy Bradley Jr by UD in Round 12 of 12

LOSS vs Floyd Mayweather Jr 47-0-0

May 02, 2015 MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Floyd Mayweather Jr WINS against Manny Pacquiao by UD in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Chris Algieri 56-5-2

Nov 23, 2014 Cotai Arena, Venetian Resort, Macao, Macao S.A.R., China

Manny Pacquiao WINS against Chris Algieri by UD in Round 12 of 12

WIN vs Timothy Bradley Jr 31-0-0

Apr 12, 2014 MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Timothy Bradley Jr LOSES to Manny Pacquiao by UD in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Brandon Rios 54-5-2

Nov 24, 2013 Cotai Arena, Venetian Resort, Macao, Macao S.A.R., China

Manny Pacquiao WINS against Brandon Rios by UD in Round 12 of 12

Loss vs Juan Manuel Marquez 54-6-1

Dec 08, 2012 MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Manny Pacquiao LOSES to Juan Manuel Marquez by KO in Round 6 of 12

LOSS vs Timothy Bradley Jr 28-0-0

Jun 09, 2012 MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Timothy Bradley Jr WINS against Manny Pacquiao by SD in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Juan Manuel Marquez 53-5-1

Nov 12, 2011 MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Manny Pacquiao WINS against Juan Manuel Marquez by MD in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Shane Mosley 46-6-1

May 07, 2011 MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Manny Pacquiao WINS against Shane Mosley by UD in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Antonio Margarito 38-6-0

Nov 13, 2010 Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, Texas, USA

Manny Pacquiao WINS against Antonio Margarito by UD in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Joshua Clottey 35-3-0

Mar 13, 2010 Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, Texas, USA

Manny Pacquiao WINS against Joshua Clottey by UD in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Miguel Cotto 34-1-0

Nov 14, 2009 MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Manny Pacquiao WINS against Miguel Cotto by TKO in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Ricky Hatton 45-1-0

May 02, 2009 MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Manny Pacquiao WINS against Ricky Hatton by KO in Round 2 of 12

WIN vs Oscar De La Hoya 39-5-0

Dec 06, 2008 MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Oscar De La Hoya LOSES to Manny Pacquiao by RTD in Round 8 of 12

Win vs David Diaz 34-1-1

Jun 28, 2008 Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino, Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Manny Pacquiao WINS against David Diaz by TKO in Round 9 of 12

Win vs Juan Manuel Marquez 48-3-1

Mar 15, 2008 Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Manny Pacquiao WINS against Juan Manuel Marquez by SD in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Marco Antonio Barrera 63-5-0

Oct 06, 2007 Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino, Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Manny Pacquiao WINS against Marco Antonio Barrera by UD in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Jorge Solis 34-0-2

Apr 14, 2007 Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas, USA

Manny Pacquiao WINS against Jorge Solis by KO in Round 8 of 12

Win vs Erik Morales 48-4-0

Nov 18, 2006 Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Manny Pacquiao WINS against Erik Morales by KO in Round 3 of 12

Win vs Oscar Larios 56-4-1

Jul 02, 2006 Araneta Coliseum, Barangay Cubao, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines

Manny Pacquiao WINS against Oscar Larios by UD in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Erik Morales 48-3-0

Jan 21, 2006 Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Manny Pacquiao WINS against Erik Morales by TKO in Round 10 of 12

Win vs Hector Velazquez 42-10-2

Sep 10, 2005 Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, USA

Manny Pacquiao WINS against Hector Velazquez by TKO in Round 6 of 12

LOSS vs Erik Morales 47-2-0

Mar 19, 2005 MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Erik Morales WINS against Manny Pacquiao by UD in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Narongrit Pirang 44-7-1

Dec 11, 2004 MC Home Depot Open Air Arena, Taguig City, Metro Manila, Philippines

Manny Pacquiao WINS against Narongrit Pirang by TKO in Round 4 of 12

Draw vs Juan Manuel Marquez 42-2-0

May 08, 2004 MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Manny Pacquiao DRAWS with Juan Manuel Marquez by SD in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Marco Antonio Barrera 57-3-0

Nov 15, 2003 Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas, USA

Manny Pacquiao WINS against Marco Antonio Barrera by TKO in Round 11 of 12

Win vs Emmanuel Lucero 21-0-1

Jul 26, 2003 Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA

Manny Pacquiao WINS against Emmanuel Lucero by TKO in Round 3 of 12

Win vs Serikzhan Yeshmagambetov 17-5-1

Mar 15, 2003 Luna Park Quirino Grandstand, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines

Manny Pacquiao WINS against Serikzhan Yeshmagambetov by TKO in Round 5 of 10

Win vs Prayat Sawaingam 37-2-0

Oct 26, 2002 Rizal Memorial Colleges (RMC) Gym, Davao City, Davao del Sur, Philippines

Manny Pacquiao WINS against Prayat Sawaingam by TKO in Round 1 of 12

Win vs Jorge Eliecer Julio 44-3-0

Jun 08, 2002 The Pyramid, Memphis, Tennessee, USA

Manny Pacquiao WINS against Jorge Eliecer Julio by TKO in Round 2 of 12

Draw vs Agapito Sanchez 31-9-2

Nov 10, 2001 Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA

Agapito Sanchez DRAWS with Manny Pacquiao by TD in Round 6 of 12

Win vs Lehlo Ledwaba 33-1-1

Jun 23, 2001 MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Manny Pacquiao WINS against Lehlo Ledwaba by TKO in Round 6 of 12

Win vs Foijan Prawet 40-3-0

Apr 28, 2001 Kidapawan City, Cotabato (del Norte), Philippines

Manny Pacquiao WINS against Foijan Prawet by KO in Round 6 of 12

Win vs Tetsutora Senrima 19-4-3

Feb 24, 2001 Ynares Sports Center, Antipolo City, Rizal, Philippines

Manny Pacquiao WINS against Tetsutora Senrima by TKO in Round 5 of 12

Win vs Nedal Hussein 19-0-0

Oct 14, 2000 Ynares Sports Center, Antipolo City, Rizal, Philippines

Manny Pacquiao WINS against Nedal Hussein by TKO in Round 10 of 12

Win vs Seung-Kon Chae 23-0-0

Jun 28, 2000 Araneta Coliseum, Barangay Cubao, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines

Manny Pacquiao WINS against Seung-Kon Chae by TKO in Round 1 of 12

Win vs Arnel Barotillo 22-9-3

Mar 04, 2000 Ninoy Aquino Stadium, District of Malate, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines

Manny Pacquiao WINS against Arnel Barotillo by TKO in Round 4 of 12

Win vs Reynante Jamili 41-5-0

Dec 18, 1999 Elorde Sports Center, Paranaque City, Metro Manila, Philippines

Manny Pacquiao WINS against Reynante Jamili by TKO in Round 2 of 12

Loss vs Boonsai Sangsurat 18-0-0

Sep 17, 1999 Pakpanag Metropolian Stadium, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand

Manny Pacquiao LOSES to Boonsai Sangsurat by TKO in Round 3 of 12

Win vs Gabriel Mira 19-7-1

Apr 24, 1999 Araneta Coliseum, Barangay Cubao, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines

Manny Pacquiao WINS against Gabriel Mira by TKO in Round 4 of 12

Win vs Todd Makelim 7-4-0

Feb 20, 1999 Provincial Sports Complex, Kidapawan City, Cotabato (del Norte), Philippines

Manny Pacquiao WINS against Todd Makelim by TKO in Round 3 of 10

WIN vs Chatchai Sasakul 32-1-1

Dec 04, 1998 Tonsuk College Ground, Phuttamonthon, Thailand

Chatchai Sasakul LOSES to Manny Pacquiao by KO in Round 8 of 12

Win vs Shin Terao 10-2-1

May 18, 1998 Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan

Manny Pacquiao WINS against Shin Terao by KO in Round 1 of 10

Win vs Narong Datchthuyawat 7-4-0

Dec 06, 1997 South Cotabato Stadium, Koronadal City, Cotabato del Sur, Philippines

Manny Pacquiao WINS against Narong Datchthuyawat by KO in Round 1 of 12

Win vs Melvin Magramo 22-13-2

Sep 14, 1997 Cebu Coliseum, Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines

Manny Pacquiao WINS against Melvin Magramo by UD in Round 10 of 10

Win vs Chokchai Chockvivat 34-2-0

Jun 26, 1997 Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila, Philippines

Manny Pacquiao WINS against Chokchai Chockvivat by KO in Round 5 of 12

Win vs Ariel Austria 10-5-3

May 30, 1997 Almendras Gym, Davao City, Davao del Sur, Philippines

Manny Pacquiao WINS against Ariel Austria by TKO in Round 6 of 10

Win vs Wook Ki Lee 0-4-1

Apr 24, 1997 Ritsy's, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines

Manny Pacquiao WINS against Wook Ki Lee by KO in Round 1 of 10

Win vs Mike Luna 20-7-4

Mar 08, 1997 Barangay Sucat, Muntinlupa City, Metro Manila, Philippines

Manny Pacquiao WINS against Mike Luna by KO in Round 1 of 10

Win vs Sung-Yul Lee 0-2-0

Dec 28, 1996 Barangay Alabang, Muntinlupa City, Metro Manila, Philippines

Manny Pacquiao WINS against Sung-Yul Lee by TKO in Round 2 of 10

Win vs Ippo Gala 1-11-1

Jul 27, 1996 Mandaluyong City Sports Complex, Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila, Philippines

Manny Pacquiao WINS against Ippo Gala by TKO in Round 2 of 10

Win vs Bert Batiller 10-1-2

Jun 15, 1996 General Santos City, Cotabato del Sur, Philippines

Manny Pacquiao WINS against Bert Batiller by TKO in Round 4 of 10

Win vs John Medina 30-30-5

May 20, 1996 Malabon City, Metro Manila, Philippines

Manny Pacquiao WINS against John Medina by TKO in Round 4 of 10

Win vs Marlon Carillo 21-7-3

Apr 27, 1996 Manila Midtown Ramada Hotel - Malate, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines

Manny Pacquiao WINS against Marlon Carillo by UD in Round 10 of 10

Loss vs Rustico Torrecampo 11-4-5

Feb 09, 1996 Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila, Philippines

Manny Pacquiao LOSES to Rustico Torrecampo by KO in Round 3 of 10

Win vs Lito Torrejos 5-7-1

Jan 13, 1996 Covered Court, Barangay Cupang, Muntinlupa City, Metro Manila, Philippines

Manny Pacquiao WINS against Lito Torrejos by TD in Round 5 of 10

Win vs Rolando Toyogon 12-11-2

Dec 09, 1995 Padre Paredes Basketball Court, Sampaloc District, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines

Manny Pacquiao WINS against Rolando Toyogon by UD in Round 10 of 10

Win vs Rudolfo Fernandez 8-9-5

Nov 11, 1995 Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila, Philippines

Manny Pacquiao WINS against Rudolfo Fernandez by TKO in Round 3 of 10

Win vs Renato Mendones 3-3-0

Oct 21, 1995 Puerto Princesa City, Palawan, Philippines

Manny Pacquiao WINS against Renato Mendones by TKO in Round 2 of 8

Win vs Lolito Laroa 4-7-2

Oct 07, 1995 Washington, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines

Manny Pacquiao WINS against Lolito Laroa by UD in Round 8 of 8

Win vs Arman Rocil 8-19-4

Sep 16, 1995 Mandaluyong Sports Center, Mandaluyong Gym, Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila, Philippines

Manny Pacquiao WINS against Arman Rocil by KO in Round 3 of 8

Win vs Acasio Simbajon 4-1-1

Aug 03, 1995 Mandaluyong Gym, Mandaluyong Sports Center, Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila, Philippines

Manny Pacquiao WINS against Acasio Simbajon by UD in Round 6 of 6

Win vs Dele Desierto 4-0-0

Jul 01, 1995 Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila, Philippines

Manny Pacquiao WINS against Dele Desierto by TKO in Round 2 of 6

Win vs Rocky Palma 4-0-1

May 01, 1995 Imus, Cavite, Philippines

Manny Pacquiao WINS against Rocky Palma by UD in Round 6 of 6

Win vs Pinoy Montejo 2-4-0

Mar 18, 1995 Sablayan, Mindoro Occidental, Philippines

Manny Pacquiao WINS against Pinoy Montejo by UD in Round 4 of 4

Win vs Edmund Enting Ignacio 1-1-0

Jan 22, 1995 Sablayan, Mindoro Occidental, Philippines

Manny Pacquiao WINS against Edmund Enting Ignacio by UD in Round 4 of 4

Stats

Manny Pacquiao “Pac Man”

  • WINS 61
  • LOSSES 7
  • DRAWS 2
  • KOs 39

Weight 147 lbs (66.82 kg)

Height 5'" (1.66 m)

Reach 67" (170 cm)

  • Born

    December 17, 1978
  • Age

    40
  • Country

    Philippines
  • Born in

    Kibawe, Bukidnon
  • Trains in

    General Santos City, Cotabato del Sur
  • Stance

    Southpaw
  • Rounds Boxed

    474
  • KO Percentage

    56%
  • Boxing Hero

Fighter data provided by BoxRec Ltd. View disclaimer

Bio

Manny Pacquiao Bio

Manny Pacquiao’s humble demeanor and unforgiving fists have transformed him into a boxing legend, international superstar and Philippines Senator. At 40, he’s showing no signs of slowing down as he prepares to take on undefeated World Welterweight Champion Keith “One Time” Thurman in a mega-showdown on July 20.

A STAR IS BORN

Born Emmanuel Dapidran Pacquiao on December 17, 1978 in General Santos City, Philippines to Rosalio and Dionesia Dapidran-Pacquiao, a 14-year-old Pacquiao left his family on a ship to Manila. There, the youth survived on the streets for a short time before turning to boxing. He posted a 60-4 amateur record as a member of the Philippines’ National Team.

A PRO DEBUT; A FIRST LOSS

A 16-year-old Pacquiao made his professional debut on January 22, 1995 at 106-pounds with a four-round unanimous decision over Edmund Enting Ignacio. Pacquiao won his next 10 bouts, including four by stoppage, to improve 11-0. In February 1996, Pacquiao lost for the first time, a third-round TKO loss to Rustico Torrecampo in a 112-pound bout.

BECOMING A CHAMPION

Pacquiao rose to 24-1 (15 KOs) on December 4, 1998, earning his first world title with an eighth-round stoppage that dethroned Thailand’s Chatchai Sasakul as WBC flyweight (112-pounds) champion. Pacquiao also achieved his first of five lineal crowns.

After two defenses, both knockout wins, Pacquiao lost the crown at the scales in advance of a third-round TKO loss to undefeated Boonsai Singurat in September 1999.

A SECOND TITLE IN AS MANY DIVISIONS

Pacquiao (33-2, 24 KOs) earned his second world championship on June 23, 2001, a sixth-round TKO of incumbent Lehlo Ledwaba to win the IBF junior featherweight (122-pounds) title.

Pacquiao then went 6-0-2, all wins by knockout, in his next eight fights. The run included four title defenses and a six-round technical draw with Agapito Sanchez in November 2001 due to a cut over Pacquiao’s right eye.

Pacquiao scored a fifth-round TKO of Serikzhan Yeshmagambetov in a non-title, 126-pound (featherweight) bout in March 2003 and, in his final 122-pound defense, won via third-round TKO over previously unbeaten Emanuel Lucero in July 2003.

PAC MAN ROLLS ON

In November 2003, Pacquiao scored an 11th-round knockout of Mexican lineal featherweight world champion Marco Antonio Barrera in San Antonio, Texas. In triumph, Pacquiao became a title winner in a third weight class – the first Filipino and Asian boxer to do so – and became a pound-for-pound entrant.

PACQUIAO-MARQUEZ I

May 8, 2004, marked Pacquiao’s first of four fights against Juan Manuel Marquez, a Mexican legend and holder of the IBF/WBA featherweight championships. Marquez battled back from three first-round knockdowns to retain his belts via split draw at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Pacquiao resumed his knockout ways with a fourth-round TKO of Narongrit Pirang that December.

ANOTHER IMPRESSIVE RUN

Pacquiao rose to junior lightweight (130-pounds) and went 7-1 (4 KOs) over his next eight fights. The run included going 2-1 against four-division champion Erik Morales of Mexico, split- and unanimous decisions over Marquez and Barrera, and an eighth-round TKO of previously unbeaten Mexican Jorge Solis.

In his junior lightweight debut on March 19, 2005, Pacquiao lost a unanimous decision to Morales at the MGM in Las Vegas. Pacquiao rebounded, however, with a sixth-round TKO of Hector Velazquez that September.

In his return bout against Morales on January 21, 2006, at The Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Pacquiao scored two knockdowns on the way to a 10th-round TKO victory and the first stoppage loss of Morales’ career.

Following a unanimous decision over Oscar Larios in July 2006, Pacquiao faced Morales a third and final time at the Thomas & Mack that November. This time, Pacquiao dominated Morales by third-round TKO. Pacquiao was named the 2006 “Fighter of The Year” by The Boxing Writers’ Association of America (BWAA).

PACQUIAO BECOMES FOUR-DIVISION CHAMP

After defeating Solis, Pacquiao won a wide decision over Barrera on October 7, 2007, setting up his rematch with Marquez on May 15, 2008, in Las Vegas. This time, Pacquiao dropped Marquez in the third round on the way to dethroning him as WBC junior lightweight champion by split decision.

In doing so, Pacquiao earned his fourth crown in as many divisions as well as and lineal crowns for the weight class. Pacquiao then vacated the championship for a one-fight appearance at lightweight (135-pounds).

A FIFTH DIVISION MILESTONE

Pacquiao was now 34-1 with 17 knockouts. On June 28, 2008, he dethroned WBC lightweight champion David Diaz by ninth-round TKO to win a world title in his fifth weight class.

RETIRING A LEGEND

On December 6, 2008, Pacquiao debuted as a welterweight (147-pounds) at the MGM Grand against six-division champion Oscar De La Hoya.

Despite weighing only 142 pounds compared to his rival’s 145, Pacquiao’s double-fisted power hammered De La Hoya into submission for a sensational eighth-round stoppage.

Pacquiao was once again named “Fighter of The Year” by the BWAA.

A former Olympic gold medalist who had won titles at 130, 135, 140, 147, 154 and 160, De La Hoya announced his retirement after falling to Pacquiao, who dropped back down to 140 for his next fight.

HAMMERING HATTON FOR A SIXTH CROWN

On May 2, 2009, Pacquiao faced 140-pound lineal champion Ricky Hatton at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Pacquiao battered him en route to a highlight-reel, one-punch second-round knockout.

A SEVENTH DIVISION TITLE VS. COTTO

Pacquiao continued his march toward greatness at the MGM Grand on November 14, 2009, scoring two knockdowns as he dethroned Puerto Rico’s Miguel Cotto to capture the WBO welterweight (147-pounds) title via 12th-round TKO.

The punishing victory over Cotto earned Pacquiao’s record seventh title in as many divisions.

Pacquiao repeated as “Fighter of The Year” in 2009 by the BWAA and was named “Fighter of The Decade” by them.

AN EIGHTH CROWN BY BRUTAL BEAT-DOWN

Pacquiao made one defense of his welterweight crown on March 13, 2010, posting a near shutout, unanimous decision over former champion Joshua Clottey in the first-ever boxing match at Dallas Cowboys’ Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

On November 13, 2010, Pacquiao returned to Cowboys Stadium and made history with a brutal beat-down and a unanimous decision over Mexican former titleholder Antonio Margarito for the WBC’s junior middleweight championship and a record eighth title in as many divisions.

The contract called for the heavy-handed Margarito to weigh no more than 150. Yet despite his out-weighing Pacquiao, 144.6-to-150 on the pre-fight scales, and rehydrating to 165 to Pacquiao’s 148 by fight time, Margarito left the ring bruised, bloodied and disfigured, with a broken orbital bone in a right eye that was nearly swollen shut.

RETURNING TO WELTERWEIGHT

Pacquiao returned to the MGM for his third and fourth WBO 147-pound title defenses by unanimous and majority decision over two-division champion Shane Mosley (May 7, 2011) and Marquez (November 12, 2011).

Mosley rose from a third-round knockdown against Pacquiao, who won by scores of 119-108, 120-107, and, 120-108. Marquez lost yet another disputed thriller in a 144-pound catchweight bout, scores being, 114-114, on one card with the other two going for Pacquiao, 115-113 and 116-112.

DOUBLE JEOPARDY IN LAS VEGAS

Pacquiao suffered defeat during his next two trips to the MGM in 2012, first by split-decision to unbeaten American Timothy Bradley, who dethroned him as WBO welterweight titlist on June 9, and, second, via sixth round knockout against Marquez in their non-title final meeting on September 8.

Bradley won by disputed scores of 115-113 twice, with the same score going to Pacquiao on the third judges’ card. But Marquez dropped Pacquiao in the third round and rose from a fifth-round knockdown before knocking out his archrival in the sixth.

BOUNCING BACK YET AGAIN

Pacquiao regained traction with a near shutout unanimous decision over former champion Brandon Rios in November 2013. He then regained his title with a unanimous decision over Bradley in April 2014. Pacquiao then defended his title via six-knockdown, unanimous decision over former titleholder Chris Algieri in November 2014.

MAYWEATHER TAMES PACQUIAO

In “The Fight of The Century” on May 2, 2015, at the MGM Grand, Floyd Mayweather Jr. put his WBA and WBC titles on the line against Pacquiao’s WBO crown.

Mayweather dominated the bout with a display of speed, guile and general wizardry, scarcely allowing a game Pacquiao to land effective blows on the way to a unanimous decision victory (116-112, twice, 118-110).

UP, DOWN, UP AGAIN

Pacquiao bounced back for consecutive unanimous decisions victories in April and November 2016 over Bradley and two-division title winner Jessie Vargas. “The Pac Man” scored a second-round knockdown against Vargas to regain the WBO crown, only to be dethroned on foreign soil by controversial unanimous decision against Australia's Jeff Horn in July 2017.

But on July 15, the 39-year-old Pacquiao became a champion a 10th time—third as a welterweight—with a three-knockdown, seventh-round TKO over WBA titlist Lucas Matthysse.  In victory, Pacquiao restored himself as a force in a deep and talented 147-pound division.

 

THE RETURN OF THE KING

On January 19, 2019, Pacquiao dominated four-division champion Adrien Broner, winning a wide unanimous decision at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas to retain his world title.

“I’m still here in this sport,” Pacquiao said afterward. “At the age of 40, I can still give my best.”

On July 20, Pacquiao plans to prove this yet again when he takes on undefeated WBA Super World Welterweight Champion Keith “One Time” Thurman (29-0, 22 KOs) in a 147-pound super-fight. Pacquiao-Thurman headlines a Premier Boxing Champions on FOX PPV, live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

It’s the kind of fight Pacquiao has been a part and parcel of throughout his storied 24-year career. The world awaits to see if he can deliver a vintage performance against another dangerous champion.

I'm very excited about this new chapter in my career.