Jumat, 07 Januari 2011

Pacman is WBC, Ring and BWA Fighter of the Decade

Manny Pacquiao is the world’s best over the past 10 years. He was recently voted by Boxing Writers Association of America and The Ring magazine and the World Boxing Council (WBC) as Fighter of the Decade (2001-2010).

WBC chief Jose Sulaiman in Mexico City announced that Pacquiao beat out Oscar De La Hoya and a few other marquee names for the coveted award.

Although Pacquiao held numerous titles in other sanctioning bodies during the last 10 years, the 32-year old Filipino pound-for-pound king also won several championships under the WBC banner.

Pacquiao briefly held the WBC super-featherweight and lightweight titles and just recently annexed the super-welterweight title to his growing collection after also winning titles at flyweight (WBC), super-bantam (International Boxing Federation), feather (The Ring magazine), super-lightweight (International Boxing Organization) and welter (World Boxing Organization).

Pacquiao is is slated to return to the ring on May 7 against 3-time division champ Shane Mosley at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Pacquiao plans to embark on an eight-week training camp for what he has described as “a very tough fight” considering Mosley’s durability and vast experience.

Trainer Freddie Roach said he is willing to camp out in Baguio City once again for four weeks and spend the next four at the Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood.