By Leobert Julian A. de la Peña
Filipino boxing legend Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao was recently recognized by The Ring Magazine as their ninth all-time boxer in their Top 100 list.
Tagged as “The Bible of Boxing,” The Ring Magazine just named their 100 best boxers of all time with Pacquiao making the top 10 list together with the sports’ past and present legends.
Boxing’s only eight-division world champion was once again included in The Ring’s list after being named as the Fighter of the Decade last 2010.
During Pacquiao’s glory days, he was able to cement himself as one of the greatest pound-for-pound champions of his generation after earning huge wins against Oscar De la Hoya, Ricky Hatton, Antonio Margarito, David Diaz, Miguel Cotto, Joshua Clottey, Keith Thurman, and many more.
After a surprising public announcement that he will be retiring from boxing, Pacquiao will go down as one of the most decorated fighters ever after his illustrious 62 wins, eight losses, and 39 knockouts record he registered since turning professional in the 1990s.
Pacquiao will be attempting to win the 2022 presidential race in the Philippines and has diverted his focus to politics after retiring from boxing.
Also included in the top 10 list is Pacquiao’s greatest rival, Floyd Mayweather Jr., who was ranked sixth overall by The Ring.
Rounding up the list are Archie Moore at 10th, Ezzard Charles at 8th, Willie Pep at 7th, Emile Griffith at 5th, Tony Canzoneri at 4th, Muhammad Ali at 3rd, Joe Louis at 2nd, and Sugar Ray Robinson as the best boxer of all time.
Also included in the list is Pacquiao’s kababayan Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire Jr. who was ranked at no. 61.
Despite his age, Donaire Jr. proved that he can still defy father time after knocking out Nordine Oubaali for the WBC bantamweight championship belt.