Manny Pacquiao is larger than life in the Philippines. He is a politician, an actor, and a singer in his home country. However, what made Manny Pacquiao one of the all-time boxing greats is his ability to fight and dominate in different weight classes.
Manny Pacquiao made a name in the US after defeating series of tough Mexican opponents such as Marco Antonio Barrera, Eric Morales, Juan Manuel Marquez and David Diaz. In December 2008, Manny Pacquiao jumped several weight classes above to face the Golden Boy Oscar Dela Hoya. After demolishing Oscar Dela Hoya in eight rounds, this propelled Manny Pacquiao into superstar status, making him one of the highly paid athletes of his time.
Manny Pacquiao lost to Floyd Mayweather in 2015 in one of the most highly anticipated matches of the year. The match had a total of 4.4 million pay-per-view buys making it as one of the biggest events in boxing.