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Manny Pacquiao has won world boxing titles in eight different weight divisions, and is considered one of the world's best boxers.
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That December, Pacquiao suffered another difficult defeat. He was knocked out by Juan Manuel Marquez in the sixth round of their welterweight bout in Las Vegas. Pacquiao explained his loss by saying "I just got hit by a punch I didn't see," according to the New York Daily News.
Pacquiao's impeccable footwork, speed and quick jabs has kept boxing fans on their feet. And his endearing smile, charm and chisled physique has only helped to boost his public appeal. In 2003,
he was voted the Philippines' Person of the Year over President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. He has also been named "Fighter of the Decade" for the 2000s by the Boxing Writers Association of America, among various other honors.
In 2007, Pacquiao made his first attempt to enter politics, running for a seat in the House of Representatives of the Philippines. He was defeated by incumbent Rep. Darlene Antonino-Custodio, and returned to life as a full-time boxer. In 2009, however, Pacquiao formed a new Filipino political party, the People's Champ Movement, and again ran for a legislative seat. He won be a landslide, beating opponent Roy Chiongbian, to become the lone district of Sarangani's House representative in May 2010.
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