Octuple champion

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An octuple champion is a boxer who has won major world titles in eight different weight classes. Manny Pacquiao is the only boxer in history to have won twelve major world titles[1] in eight different weight divisions.

Pacquiao achieved the feat when he defeated Antonio Margarito via a unanimous decision to win the WBC super welterweight title on November 13, 2010 at the Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, Texas, USA.[2]

Nine of his world championships came from the "Big Four" sanctioning bodies (WBA, WBC, IBF, WBO) and three were from The Ring.

He also won the prestigious and coveted lineal championship in five different weight divisions: flyweight, featherweight, super featherweight, light welterweight, and welterweight.[3]

The following are the major world titles won by Pacquiao (arranged chronologically). Titles are listed only once per organization per weight class:

World Titles from The Ring
Name Titles Date Opponent Result Defenses
Manny Pacquiao weigh-in.jpg
Manny Pacquiao[4]
WBC Flyweight (112) Dec 4, 1998 Chatchai Sasakul KO 8/12 1
IBF Super bantamweight (122) Jun 23, 2001 Lehlohonolo Ledwaba TKO 6/12 4
The Ring Featherweight (126) Nov 15, 2003 Marco Antonio Barrera TKO 11/12 2
WBC Super featherweight (130) Mar 15, 2008 Juan Manuel Márquez SD 12/12 0
The Ring Super featherweight (130) 0
WBC Lightweight (135) Jun 28, 2008 David Díaz TKO 9/12 0
The Ring Light welterweight (140) May 2, 2009 Ricky Hatton KO 2/12 0
WBO Welterweight (147) Nov 14, 2009 Miguel Ángel Cotto TKO 12/12 3
WBC Light middleweight (154) Nov 13, 2010 Antonio Margarito UD 12/12 0
WBO Welterweight (147) – (2) Apr 12, 2014 Timothy Bradley UD 12/12 1
WBO Welterweight (147) – (3) Nov 5, 2016 Jessie Vargas UD 12/12 0
WBA (Super) Welterweight (147) Jul 20, 2019 Keith Thurman SD 12/12 0

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pacquiao gets record 12th world title in 8 weight divisions". INQUIRER.NET. July 16, 2018.
  2. ^ "Most boxing world titles in different weight divisions". Guinness World Records.
  3. ^ "Lineal Boxing World Champions". Cyber Boxing Zone. Retrieved 12 August 2013.
  4. ^ "Manny Pacquiao". Boxrec.com. Archived from the original on 2012-09-19. Retrieved 2011-02-06.