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Manny Pacquiao ranks 9th in Ring Magazine’s top 100 boxers of all time

By: - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ
/ 09:44 PM February 18, 2022

boxing legend Manny Pacquiao celebrates after winning the bout against Lucas Matthysse. Picture taken July 15, 2018.

FILE– Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao celebrates after winning the bout against Lucas Matthysse. Picture taken July 15, 2018. REUTERS/Lai Seng Sin/File Photo

MANILA, Philippines—Manny Pacquiao has long been considered as one of the greatest boxers of all time after he captured 14 world titles in eight weight classes including three Ring Magazine championships.

The Filipino boxing legend was ranked ninth place in Ring Magazine top 100 boxers of all time list.

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Pacquiao held the Ring’s featherweight title from 2003 to 2005, the junior lightweight championship in 2008, and finally the welterweight belt from 2009 to 2010.

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Ring Magazine’s highest-rated southpaw, Pacquiao jumped to the stratosphere in the mid-2000s in his many fights against the Mexican trio of Erik Morales, Marco Antonio Barrera, and Juan Manuel Marquez and amassed a record of 6-2-1 against the three.

Pacquiao (62-8-2) started his career as a scrawny light flyweight but rose up the divisions eventually collecting the WBC super welterweight title in a catchweight bout against Antonio Margarito in 2010.

His time at super welterweight, however, was short-lived as he went back to welterweight in 2011 staying at that weight class until he lost in his final fight to Yordenis Ugas for the WBA welterweight Super title in 2021.

A pound-for-pound great, Pacquiao’s first Ring ranking was the no.1 spot in the flyweight division in April 1999 and his final one was the no.5 spot in December 2021.

He retired in September 2021 to pursue the Philippine presidency.

Pacquiao’s rival Floyd Mayweather Jr. is ahead of him in the magazine’s rankings with the undefeated American placing sixth after collecting Ring titles in lightweight (2002 to 2004), welterweight (2006 to 2008, 2013 to 2015), and super welterweight (2013 to 2015).

“The Greatest” Muhammad Ali was only third in the list with equally legendary heavyweight taking second and Sugar Ray Robinson, considered the greatest pound-for-pound boxer of all time, taking the top spot.

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