Three Manny Pacquiao Records That May Never Be Broken

Published 08/19/2021, 11:04 PM EDT
MANILA, PHILIPPINES – MAY 19: < Manny Pacquiao poses for a portrait during a training session at the Elorde boxing Gym on May 19, 2017 in Manila, Philippines. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)


Manny Pacquiao ranks among the greatest legends to ever grace the boxing ring. His career, spread across almost three decades, inspires the budding generation of boxers to be just like him. In his prolonged boxing career, Pacquiao set huge records. However, there are three prime records that may never be broken. But what is so special about these records?

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Recently, Kevin Iole jotted down these records and revealed them to the world.

Back in 2019, Pacquiao held the WBA welterweight ‘super’ strap. The WBA stripped him of the belt in 2020, i.e. in his fourth decade in the sport. Hence, Pacquiao is the only pugilist to be a world champion in four different decades (90s, 2000s, 2010s, 2020s).

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The second record is that he’s held lineal championships in a staggering five divisions. His lineal title wins came in at flyweight, featherweight, super-featherweight, super-lightweight, and welterweight. His third record is that he’s the only man to win titles in eight classes.

These achievements are paramount, and it’ll require consistency and longevity to shatter them.

Pacquiao set an example for everyone and earned admiration not just for his boxing skills, but for his personality away from the ring.

Manny Pacquiao – The greatest of all time?

Manny Pacquiao has hung around the sport for 26 years and his track record is proof of the same. In the 71 fights he has entered, he has 62 wins with 7 losses and 2 draws.

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LAS VEGAS – MARCH 19: Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines is shown with a cut above his right eye inflicted by Erik Morales of Mexico during the World Super Featherweight Championship at the MGM Grand Hotel on March 19, 2005 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Erik Morales of Mexico won 15-13 over Pacquiao by unanimous decision. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

This shows the exemplary hard work put in by the Filipino boxing icon.

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He is truly the greatest of all time for obvious reasons and the sport needs more fighters like him who can register their name in the history books. By doing so, these fighters, just like Manny Pacquiao, can inspire more individuals to take up the sport of boxing.

What is your favorite career highlight of Pacquiao’s career?

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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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