Members Area

2010 Year of the Pacman

1 Comment

By Robbie Pangilinan

PhilBoxing.com

his year, he became an eight-division world champion, the first boxer to win ten world titles in eight different weight divisions. He secured his title of pound-for-pound best boxer when he won against bigger fighters in 2010. He made it to CNN’s “Top 20 Stories That Changed Our World in 2010.” He was unanimously voted Representative of Sarangani Province in the 2010 elections. 2010 is definitely the Year of the Pacman.

Besides beating Joshua Clottey and Antonio Margarito, Manny Pacquiao “transcended the sporting world in many ways,” in the words of Yahoo! columnist Kevin Iole. He reported that The People’s Champ “has become the most beloved since Muhammad Ali, won a seat in the Philippine Congress, was featured in the popular profile show ‘60 Minutes’ that had US President Barack Obama as opening act, became the inflight magazine cover story of American Airways, was chosen as endorser for Sen. Harry Reid’s re-election bid and has awakened the sleeping US boxing media.”

The Pambansang Kamao has truly brought life back to boxing, becoming one of the most watched boxers of his time. More than 50,000 fans trooped to the Dallas Cowboys Stadium for the Pacquiao-Clottey fight in March 2010, the biggest fight crowd in the United States in 17 years.

Pacquiao received his 3rd Fighter of the Year award as well as the Fighter of the Decade award from the Boxing Writers Association of America. He was given the 2010 Congressional Medal of Achievement/Honor, was chosen by Bleacher Report as one of 2010’s Most Exciting Athletes of All Time, and was named 2010 World Boxing Organization Fighter of the Year.

The Pacman’s story is Sports Illustrated’s No. 1 boxing story for 2010. Sportsmanila.net named him No. 1 Sports Icon of the Philippines. The Atlantic.com featured Pacquiao in its Top 10 sports stories of 2010 while Bleacher Report included him in the Top 50 boxers of all time. Yahoo! Sports also ranked him one of Boxing’s Most Influential. He is one of the 12 nominees for the 2010 United States Sports Academy Male Athlete of the Year.

Yet behind all the fame and fortune, Pacquiao has been hounded this year by…

read the rest of this article: http://philboxing.com/news/story-49364.html

1 Comment

Pingback by Cowboys Stadium Opening Act — December 31, 2010 @ 10:15 pm

[...] MPBoxing | The ONLY Official Website of Manny Pacquiao | Blog … He reported that The People's Champ “has become the most beloved since Muhammad Ali, won a seat in the Philippine Congress, was featured in the popular profile show '60 Minutes' that had US President Barack Obama as opening act More than fans trooped to the Dallas Cowboys Stadium for the Pacquiao-Clottey fight in March 2010, the biggest fight crowd in the United States in 17 years. Pacquiao received his 3rd Fighter of the Year award as well as the Fighter of . [...]

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URL

Leave a comment

Your Ad Here