Manny Pacquiao is a Filipino professional boxer and politician. He is the first eight-division world champion, in which he has won ten world titles, as well as the first to win the lineal championship in four different weight classes. He is also the second highest paid athlete in the world.
He was named “Fighter of the Decade” for the 2000s decade by the Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA), World Boxing Council (WBC) and World Boxing Organization (WBO). 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.
Pacquiao met Juan Manuel Márquez on December 8, 2012, for a fourth time, in a non-title bout at welterweight. Pacquiao was knocked out with one second left in the sixth round by a right to the jaw, giving Marquez the KO win.
Pacquiao is scheduled for a non-title bout at welterweight on November 23, 2013, at the Venetian Macao Resort & Hotel in Macau of the special administrative regions in China against The Ring ranked #6 Junior Welterweight Brandon Ríos. This will be Pacquiao’s first fight to be held in China.