Manny Pacquiao

Personal Background of Manny Pacquiao & His Boxing Career

MANNY PACQUIAO – Here are some details about the personal background, family, and boxing career of People’s Champ Manny Pacquiao.

When it comes to Filipinos who made a name not only in the Philippines but across the globe, Manny Pacquiao is surely one of those who will come to people’s minds. He’s greatly known for his rags-to-riches story because of his success in boxing.

Manny Pacquiao’s Personal Background

Born on December 17, 1978, Manny Pacquiao’s real name is Emmanuel Dapidran Pacquiao. He was born in Kibawe, Bukidnon to Rosalio and Dionisia Pacquiao. He is the fourth among six siblings. He grew up in General Santos City.

However, Manny Pacquiao’s parents separated when he was in grade six. He finished his elementary education but he stopped schooling when he was in high school due to the financial situation of their family.

Manny Pacquiao’s Boxing Career

At the age of 12, Manny started his boxing training. The sport was introduced by his maternal uncle, Sardo Mejia, to him. Now, he is one of the most popular personality in the international boxing arena after having defeated more than 20 world champions.

Among those he defeated in a boxing match at least once are Marco Antonio Barrera, Erik Morales, Oscar Larios, Juan Manuel Marquez, Oscar De La Hoya, Miguel Cotto, Antonio Margarito, , Timothy Bradley, and Adrien Broner.

Manny Pacquiao’s age now is 42. His success in boxing has greatly helped him take his family out from poverty. He also pushed through with his schooling.

Manny Pacquiao’s Family

Pacman is married to Jinkee Pacquiao. It was on May 10, 1999, when they officially tied the knot. Their marriage is blessed with five children – Emmanuel Jr. (Jimuel), Michael Stephen, Mary Divine Grace (Princess), Queen Elizabeth (Queenie), and Israel.


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