Born Emmanuel Dapidran Pacquiao on December 17, 1978 in General Santos City, Philippines to Rosalio and Dionesia Dapidran-Pacquiao, a 14-year-old Pacquiao left his family on a ship to Manila. There, the youth survived on the streets for a short time before turning to boxing. He posted a 60-4 amateur record as a member of the Philippines’ National Team.
A 16-year-old Pacquiao made his professional debut on January 22, 1995 at 106-pounds with a four-round unanimous decision over Edmund Enting Ignacio. Pacquiao won his next 10 bouts, including four by stoppage, to improve 11-0. In February 1996, Pacquiao lost for the first time, a third-round TKO loss to Rustico Torrecampo in a 112-pound bout.
|Born:||December 17, 1978|
|Birth Place:||Kibawe, Bukidnon|