Emmanuel “Manny” Dapidran Pacquiao is one of the world´s most popular boxers of our times. World boxing champion Pacquiao is the first and only eight-division world champion, in which he has won ten world titles, as well as the first to win the lineal championship in four different weight classes. According to Forbes, he was the 14th highest paid athlete in the world as of 2013.
Fight History- Key Fights
2014 – WON WBO W WORLD TITLE – on 4-12-14 in Las Vegas, NV, he won a 12 round unanimous decision in the rematch against previously undefeated defending champion Timothy Bradley Jr. (31-0): the bout headlined at the MGM Grand, and it was fast-paced and exciting; Bradley gave a very strong effort, but Manny pressed forward, consistently outworked him, and dominated most of the fight.
2013 – WON VACANT WBO INTERNATIONAL W TITLE – on 11-24-13 in Macau, CHI, he won a 12 round unanimous decision against former WBA lightweight world champion Brandon Rios (31-1-1): the bout headlined at the Venetian Resort; Rios pressed forward and gave a strong effort, but Manny dominated the fight.
2012 – on 12-8-12 in Las Vegas he lost by knockout (6th round) in his fourth fight against former WBA-WBO lightweight, WBC super featherweight, and IBF-WBA featherweight world champion Juan Manuel Marquez (54-6-1): the scheduled 12-rounder headlined at the MGM Grand – it was a fast-paced thriller with dramatic shifts of momentum, and ended with a one-punch knockout; Manny outworked Marquez in the 1st and 2nd rounds, but Marquez came back and scored a knockdown with a right hand that dropped Manny flat on his back in the 3rd; Manny recovered and rallied in the 4th round; he scored a knockdown with a left hand when Marquez’ glove touched the canvas in the 5th, then staggered Marquez with a right hook moments later – Marquez was also cut on the bridge of his nose and his mouth was bloodied – source: http://www.toprank.com
Heading into 2015 the negotiations for Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao super fight are already in full swing according to multiple reports. It’s only logical that the big wigs are also discussing the probable purse for the respective top pound-for-pound and most popular boxers today. The latest numbers are in; $100 million for the undefeated American and $60 million for the eight-division Filipino champion.
As for the discussion on the share of the fight purse for the two boxers, a website for a local TV channel in the Philippines, gmanetwork.com is reporting that “Money May” is amenable to a 60%-40% split of the probable purse.
Meanwhile, Pacquiao’s business manager Eric Pineda echoed Arum’s statements over the last few days that the negotiations for the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight are on-going according to another report. Pineda also confirmed that there is possibility that Pacquiao will have a lesser purse than his American counterpart and that it is not going to be a problem for the Filipino.
Check out these video´s on Pacquiao’s latest boxing action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l33EnWN3zmQ
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