Here's some Manny Pacquiao trivia that you'd definitely want to know
ABS-CBN Sports on Dec 26, 2017 05:20 PM
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It's been quite the career for Manny so far, in and outside the boxing ring. And while nowadays, he's got more to tend to than just punching people in the face, the future boxing hall-of-famer isn't quite ready to call it quits just yet.
Pacquiao's said publicly that he wants to make a return to the ring by April, but as of now, no fights have been set up just yet.
So while we wait for whatever Manny's next move is, let's honor him by listing ofg things that people may (or may not) know about 'The People's Champ'.
1. Manny is an eight-division boxing world champion. The ONLY eight-division boxing world champion.
Everyone more or less knows this. Manny Pacquiao is the boxing world's only eight-division world champion. Not even Floyd Mayweather can say that. Pacquiao won his first world title back in 1998, as a flyweight. By 2010, Manny had collected world titles in eight divisions, his heaviest being at super welterweight when he demolished the much bigger Antonio Margarito.
2. Pacman, the family man.
It's pretty obvious that Manny Pacquiao is a family man. One peek at his Instagram profile, and you'll see mostly photos of him and his family. Manny and his wife Jinkee have been married since 2000, and together, they have five kids, Jimuel, Michael, Mary Divine Grace, Queen Elizabeth, and Israel.
3. Manny is a multi-sport athlete...kind of.
Manny enjoys a lot of other sports aside from boxing. When he isn't inside the ring, Manny's probably shooting pool, or shooting hoops, which brings me to this next bit of info...
4. Manny has played NINE games in the PBA.
Manny Pacquiao has played two sports at the professional level: boxing and basketball.
In 2014, Pacquiao was drafted by Kia Motors, and played in nine professional games from 2014-2016. His career-high? Four points, including one three-point basket.
5. Manny manages the Letran Knights NCAA basketball team.
Manny's involvement doesn't stop at just playing or coaching. Back in Season 91 of the National Collegiate Athletic Association or NCAA, Manny came on board as the team manager for the Letran Knights. Bearing the MP logo on their jerseys, the Knights went on to win the championship that year, dethroning bitter rivals San Beda College.
6. Manny is a man of many, many hats.
World champion boxer: check.
Pro basketball player: check.
Movie and TV actor: check.
Really, what can't Manny do? Stemming from his career as a professional boxer, Manny ventured into movies and TV, and then into the music industry, and eventually into politics. In 2010, Pacquiao became a congressman in Sarangani. In 2016, Pacquiao became a senator.
Speaking of the music industry...
7. Manny is available on Spotify!
No, seriously. Go check it out.
8. Manny is technically the boss of reigning IBF champion Jerwin Ancajas.
Reigning IBF super flyweight champion Jerwin Ancajas belongs to the Manny Pacquiao Promotions stable of fighters, which means that technically, Manny is his boss. The two world champions have fought on the same card before, when Ancajas defended his title against Teiru Kinoshita in the co-main event of Manny Pacquiao's WBO welterweight title defense agaisnt Jeff Horn in Brisbane, Australia in 2017.
9. Manny is a very religious man
Also something that's pretty easy to see, Manny Pacquiao is indeed a very spiritual man.
10. Manny Pacquiao was recently promoted to colonel
After completing the necessary course and requirments, Manny Pacquiao was promoted as to colonel by the Philippine Army. This came over ten years after he joined the army reserve back in 2006.
Many hats, I tell you.
Well, there you have it. A bunch of stuff that you may or may not know about our one and only eight-division world champion and senator Manny Pacquiao.