By CARLO ANOLIN
Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao, who hung up his gloves to deal with his presidential aspiration this coming Might polls, barged into the all-time Prime 10 record of boxers by The Ring Journal.
Pacquiao, the one eight-division world boxing champion, was among the many nice boxing names included within the complete record by Cliff Rold.
Pacquiao is ranked No. 9 in between Archie Moore at tenth and Ezzard Charles at eighth.
“The Filipino icon cracked Ring Journal prime 10s in 4 completely different a long time from the Nineties to the 2020s with wins over reigning champions or opponents ranked within the prime two of each weight class he competed in from flyweight to welterweight,” wrote Rold.
Pacquiao, by way of the years, grew to become The Ring’s constant awardee, bagging the Fighter of the 12 months awards in 2006, 2008, and 2009.
The boxer-turned-senator additionally hauled the journal’s No. 1 Pound-for-Pound spot for 4 straight years beginning 2008 to 2011.
Towards Ricky Hatton in 2009, Pacquiao additionally captured the 2009 Knockout of the 12 months honor.
Per The Ring, Pacquiao entered the rankings together with his first main title, the WBC flyweight title specifically, at age 19 when he dethroned Thai foe Chatchai Sasakul.
“Together with Ring Journal titles at featherweight, junior light-weight and junior welterweight, Pacquiao additionally achieved No. 1-contender rankings at junior featherweight and welterweight together with a No. 1 rating at flyweight within the period when The Ring didn’t acknowledge singular champions,” added Rold.
Topping the record are Sugar Ray Robinson (No. 1), Joe Louis (No. 2), and Muhammad Ali (No. 3)
Pacquiao’s rival, Floyd Mayweather Jr., positioned No. 6 whereas finishing the rankings are Tony Canzoneri (No. 4), Emile Griffith (No. 5), and Willie Pep (No. 7).
“Pacquiao couldn’t clear up the riddle of Mayweather within the richest struggle of all time, however a number of multi-fight rivalries magnified the greatness of Pacquiao. He topped Tim Bradley in two of their three fights,” wrote Rold.
“In 9 fights towards the Mexican trio of Marco Antonio Barrera, Erik Morales and Juan Manuel Marquez, Pacquiao was a powerful 6-2-1 and rebounded from a devastating knockout loss to Marquez within the final of these fights so as to add seven extra wins over ranked opponents earlier than what seems to be his farewell loss to Yordenis Ugas.”
Pacquiao, 43, retired from the game after dropping to Ugas.