Octuple champion

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In different sports, a sportsperson who wins eight crowns, titles, medals, belts, or other distinctions is called an octuple champion.[citation needed]

Boxing[edit]

In boxing, an octuple champion is a boxer who has won world titles in eight different weight classes.

Manny Pacquiao is the first and only boxer to win world titles in eight different weight divisions. Pacquiao clinched the feat when he defeated Antonio Margarito via a unanimous decision and won the WBC Super Welterweight (154 lbs) title at a catch weight of 150 lbs on November 13, 2010 at the Dallas Cowboys Stadium. Six of his world championships came from the "Big Four" (WBA, WBC, IBF, WBO) sanctioning bodies & two were from The Ring, which hands out a symbolic version of the lineal championship. He also won a world championship belt from the IBO in the Light Welterweight division. The following are the world titles won by Pacquiao (arranged chronologically):

World Titles from The Ring/Lineal
World Titles from Minor Sanctioning Bodies
Name Titles Date Opponent Result Defenses
Ceremonial first pitch by Manny Pacquiao, April 21, 2009.jpg
Philippines Manny Pacquiao[1]
WBC Flyweight (112) 1998-12-04 Thailand Chatchai Sasakul KO 8/12 1
Lineal Flyweight (112) 1
IBF Super Bantamweight (122) 2001-06-23 South Africa Lehlohonolo Ledwaba TKO 6/12 4
The Ring Featherweight (126) 2003-11-15 Mexico Marco Antonio Barrera TKO 11/12 2
WBC Super Featherweight (130) 2008-03-15 Mexico Juan Manuel Márquez SD 12/12 0
The Ring Junior Lightweight (130) 0
WBC Lightweight (135) 2008-06-28 United States David Díaz TKO 9/12 0
The Ring Junior welterweight (140) 2009-05-02 United Kingdom Ricky Hatton KO 2/12 0
IBO Junior welterweight (140) 0
WBO Welterweight (147) 2009-11-14 Puerto Rico Miguel Ángel Cotto TKO 12/12 3
WBC Super Welterweight (154) 2010-11-13 Mexico Antonio Margarito UD 12/12 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Manny Pacquiao". Boxrec.com.