WORLD CHAMP MANNY PAQUIAO LOST HIS SUPER WELTERWEIGHT BELT
Written by RB Jane
News about beloved peoples champ is to be stripped off one of his world titles struck the Boxing world, and Philippine sports avid followers.
Boxing legend Manny Pacquiao has been declared “champion in recess” in a resolution issued by the WBA Championships Committee after being stripped of the WBA super championship in welterweight division. From being a regular champion, Cuba’s Yordenis Ugas was promoted to Welterweight super champion.
Championships Committee issued a resolution that Filipino Manny Pacquiao has been named Champion in Recess by the World Boxing Association (WBA) due to a year of inactivity for 2020.
Emmanuel “Manny” Dapidran Pacquiao, born December 17, 1978, is a 42-year-old Filipino Professional Boxer; and he was elected as Senator in Philippine Government in 2016 and is serving a six-year term.
“PacMan”, is regarded as one of the greatest professional boxers of all time.
Manny is the only champion who won twelve major world titles under 8 divisions in boxing history.
Pacquiao was named as the first boxer to win the lineal championship in five different weight classes and the first boxer to win major world titles in four divisions. He is the only boxer to hold world championships across four decades from the 1990s to 2020s.
WBA (Super) welterweight title was awarded to Pacquiao in July 2019. He was ranked as the world’s eighth-best active boxer, pound-for-pound, by BoxRec, 9th by Boxing Writers Association of America, and 10th by ESPN. He is also ranked by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board, Espn of The Ring Magazine, and BoxRec as the world’s third-best active welterweight.
Pacman declared as the Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA) together with Worlds Boxing Council (WBC) and the World Boxing Organization (WBO) as the Fighter of the Decade for the 2000s.
Pacman was also awarded as 2006, 2008, and 2009, Ring Magazine and ESPN Fighter of the Year.
In 2009 and 2011, Manny won the Best Fighter ESPY Award, and he was named as BoxRec Greatest Asian Fighter of all time.