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Manny Pacquiao and Ricky Hatton weigh in at MGM in Las Vegas
Champion Manny Pacquiao of of the Philippines weighs in at 138 for his title fight against challenger Ricky Hatton of Manchester England on May 1, 2009. The fight will take place at the MGM Grand on May 2, 2009. (UPI Photo/Roger Williams)
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Emmanuel Dapidran Pacquiao (English pronunciation: /ˈpæki.aʊ/ pak-ee-ow; Tagalog: ; born December 17, 1978), also known as Manny Pacquiao, is a Filipino professional boxer and politician. He is an eight-division world champion, the first boxer in history to win ten world titles, the first to win in eight weight divisions, and the first to win the lineal championship in four different weight classes. He was named "Fighter of the Decade" for the 2000s by the Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA). He is also a three-time The Ring and BWAA "Fighter of the Year", winning the award in 2006, 2008, and 2009.

Currently, Pacquiao is the WBO Welterweight World Champion (Super Champion). He is also currently rated as the "number one" pound-for-pound best boxer in the world by most sporting news and boxing websites, including The Ring, BoxRec.com, Sports Illustrated, ESPN, NBC Sports, Yahoo! Sports, Sporting Life and About.com.

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