12 Superb Facts About Manny Pacquiao

1. He is also a three-time The Ring and BWAA “Fighter of the Year,” winning the award in 2006, 2008, and 2009, and the Best Fighter ESPY Award in 2009 and 2011.

2. He is currently ranked number seven on the Ring and the longest reigning top-10 on the pound-for-pound list.

3. He was long rated as the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world by most sporting news and boxing websites, including ESPN, Sports Illustrated, Sporting Life, Yahoo!

4. Beyond boxing, Pacquiao has participated in basketball, business, acting, music recording and politics.

5. In May 2010, Pacquiao was elected to the House of Representatives in the 15th Congress of the Philippines, representing the province of Sarangani.

6. He was re-elected in 2013 to the 16th Congress of the Philippines.

7. Pacquiao, while mostly focused on being a boxer and a congressman, is listed as the head coach of the basketball team Mahindra Enforcers.

8. Pacquiao also owns a team in the PBA Developmental League , the MP Hotel Warriors, and partnered with Powervit, a Filipino vitamin brand, to form a team in the ASEAN Basketball League, the Pacquiao Powervit Pilipinas Aguilas, which is named after him.

9. However, Pacquiao reportedly stopped giving support to the Aguilas and left the team ownership solely to the formerly team co-owner Dick Balajadia, and so the team was renamed Pilipinas MX3 Kings.

10. He is the son of Rosalio Pacquiao and Dionesia Dapidran-Pacquiao. He is the fourth among six siblings: Liza Silvestre-Onding and Domingo Silvestre and Isidra Pacquiao-Paglinawan, Alberto “Bobby” Pacquiao and Rogelio Pacquiao.

11. Together, they have five children, Emmanuel Jr. , Michael Stephen, Mary Divine Grace, Queen Elizabeth and Israel.

12. He resides in his hometown General Santos City, South Cotabato, Philippines. However, as a congressman of lone district of Sarangani, he is officially residing in Kiamba, Sarangani, the hometown of his wife.

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