Celebrity Special – Happy Birthday Manny Pacquiao!
The boxing legend turns 39 today!by Jonathan Lopez, on
Manny Pacquiao is widely acknowledged as one of the most accomplished boxers of all time, ranking pound-for-pound amongst the very best in the sport. He’s the only eight-division world champion in the history of boxing, the first boxer to win the lineal championship in five different weight classes, and he’s accumulated an incredible eleven major world titles. Manny is also the first boxer to win major world titles in four of the original eight weight classes, including flyweight, featherweight, lightweight, and welterweight.
Clearly, the man is a beast in the ring. However, Manny isn’t a one-trick pony, and enjoys a wide spread of interests that include basketball, music, and politics. In 2014, Manny got involved in the Philippine Basketball Association as a team owner and as a means of cross-training. As a singer, Manny has recorded two albums, an EP, and several singles between 2006 and 2015. Finally, in 2007, Manny launched his political career in his native Philippines, winning a seat as congressman in 2010 in a landslide victory over an entrenched opponent.
With so much going on in his life, its surprising Manny has room for anything else. However, he’s also a huge car lover, and his collection is impressive. Forbes pointed to Manny as the second highest paid athlete in the world in 2015, which undoubtedly helps to fuel his passion for collecting expensive rides, most of which are finished in either black or dark grey. Highlights include a Ferrari 458 Italia, a Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano, a Mercedes-Benz SL 550, a Porsche Cayenne Turbo, a Lamborghini Aventador, a Hummer H2, and a Lincoln Navigator. Manny even has a Mitsubishi Montero when he doesn’t wanna rock the flash of the other rides in his garage.
Here’s to hoping he adds another set of wheels this year!
Happy Birthday, Manny!
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