Manny Pacquiao’s Physique at Weigh-ins: Best to Worst

Published 08/21/2021, 4:06 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – APRIL 09: Manny Pacquiao celebrates after defeating Timothy Bradley Jr. by unanimous decision in their welterweight championship fight on April 9, 2016 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)


Manny Pacquiao ranks among the most decorated pugilists of all time. With his sheer brilliance, the Filipino Senator stirred the sport and brought in millions of fans. Right from his first fight until today, Pacquiao hit the right chord in terms of connectivity with his fans. Moreover, he left as a champion in every weight class he entered a fight at.

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In his prolonged career that has been in the limelight for decades, fans have never seen Pacquiao missing a fight due to weight complications. That said, let’s look at some of the most noteworthy weigh-ins of the Filipino Senator.

5 best to worst weigh-ins of Manny Pacquiao

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1) Manny Pacquiao vs Floyd Mayweather

‘Pacman’ looked remarkable ahead of the biggest fight of his life against Mayweather. This was a welterweight contest and Pacquiao hit the weighing scales at 145-pounds. Unfortunately, despite looking at his best, he couldn’t snap Mayweather’s unbeaten run.

2) Manny Pacquiao vs Keith Thurman

Pacquiao took another welterweight fight in 2019 against the stout Keith Thurman. He stepped on the scales at 146½ and impressed everyone with his performance in this fight as he claimed a slick split decision win.

3) Manny Pacquiao vs Juan Manuel Marquez

Pacquiao met Juan Manuel Marquez in 2012 for the fourth time in his pro boxing career. This fight took place at ‘Pacman’s prime weight class, welterweight. But, at the weigh-ins itself, the legend looked a bit drained despite hitting the limit at 147-pounds. Later, Pacman’ suffered a vicious KO in this fight.

4) Manny Pacquiao vs Ricky Hatton

Pacquiao took up one of his sternest boxing tests in 2009 against Ricky Hatton. Although he won the fight in a sensational fashion via a T/KO in round 2, he still seemed drained in his weigh-ins, hitting the scales at 138-pounds.

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5) Manny Pacquiao vs Marco Barrera 

The Pacquiao vs Barrera fight took place in 2003, when the former was moving up in weight. Despite hitting the pre-fight contractual limit of 130 lbs, he looked frail. Or maybe, we say that now, as we are used to seeing him at welterweight.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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