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Current Pound for Pound king and Fighter of the Decade Manny Pacquiao ran away from his poor home at the young age of 13 in array to diminish the trouble on his mother, who was raising six children by herself in General Santos City in the southern Philippine island of Mindanao. He found work in Manila in warehouses and production sites but drifted back to his boxing. He turned professional in 1995 when he was 16 and a light flyweight at just 106 lbs. A previous two-time world champion, he won the WBC flyweight world title 14 days before his 20th birthday in December, 1998, and held the title for almost a year. He first came to the interest of boxing fight fans in the United States when he challenged Lehlohonolo Ledwaba from South Africa for the IBF 122-pound crown in 2001. At the time, he was an unheard of 22-year-old, who’d fought only in the Philippines, Thailand, and Japan. He vacated it on January 15, 2004, to move up to the featherweight division.An insistent left handed slugger, Manny is renowned as one of the hardest punchers at any weight. "Quite simply, Pacquiao is one of the hottest fighters in the industry and features in just about every Boxing Dvd & Boxing Video available. There is a saying in American boxing: 'Speed kills.' When that speed is accompanied by power, it is truly a frightening combination -and Pacquiao has it.

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