The boxing title Manny Pacquiao is fighting for comes from the undefeated World Welterweight Champion. The Filipino boxing icon will face Keith Thurman on July 20 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Many boxing fans look forward to this fight. Hence, the WBA has set the stage for it at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Making World Boxing History
Let’s take a look back at the boxing title Manny Pacquiao won in the past. Throughout his professional boxing career, Manny has made history for winning more boxing titles in various weight class than any other boxer in the world. Filipinos take pride in this achievement.
Manny Pacquiao looks forward to grabbing the belt from Keith Thurman in their upcoming bout on July 20 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 40-year-old boxer remains firm in his faith despite health warnings. He and his team prepared well for this fight.
Manny Pacquiao Boxing Titles
As we await the upcoming Pacquiao versus Thurman fight, let’s recall Manny past achievements. Here’s a list of each boxing title Manny Pacquiao received in the past.
- Blow by Blow Junior Flyweight – Manny Pacquiao’s first boxing title made him a favourite of Filipino boxing fans. At the age of 16, he made his boxing debut. Blow by Blow featured him winning the title on January 22, 1995.
- WBC Flyweight Title 1998 – After knocking out Thailand’s Catchai Sasakul, Manny captured the World Boxing Council’s flyweight title on December 4, 1998. That was Manny’s first significant boxing title.
- IBF Junior Featherweight 2001 – This is the first boxing title Manny Pacquiao won in the United States. He defeated Lehlo Lebwaba. Scoring a sixth-round knockout, he won the IBF Junior Featherweight title.
- Ring Magazine Featherweight Champion – Manny made a big break in his boxing career after knocking out Marco Antonio Barrera on November 15, 2003. He won the title as Ring Magazine’s Featherweight Champion.
The list goes on as the legendary boxing icon continues with his career. If he wins this match with Keith Thurman on July 20, it will add to this long list of boxing titles Manny Pacquiao won throughout his professional boxing career. Pacquiao also works as a senator in the Philippines.