Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao continues to reign supreme as the world’s best pound for pound boxer after defeating Shane Mosley on Saturday and successfully defending his WBO welterweight title.
Pacquiao is the first in history to hold world titles in eight weight divisions, i.e. 112, 122, 126, 130, 135, 140, 147 and 154 pounds.
The 32-year-old is a national hero in the Philippines; his odds-defying success story – from a slum kid to a world champion – is particularly inspiring. Pacquio was elected to Congress in 2010; he vowed to end poverty in his country, an effort which he described as the biggest fight of his life.