Wednesday, January 5, 2011

WBC Named Manny Pacquiao "Fighter of the Decade"
One of the top boxing bodies in the world, the World Boxing Council (WBC) has conferred the honor to Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao as the best fighter in the world in the last ten years. It bestowed the honor to the boxing superstar as part of its year end "Best for 2010" selection. The 32 year old Honorable Congressman Manny Pacquiao of the province of Sarangani of the Philippines was conferred with the award after tallying the most number of votes from boxing fans all over the world who logged in at the website of the WBC, besting a number of great boxers who has also been nominated for the award.

Among those nominated for the award were super welterweight champions Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Oscar de La Hoya, the super light weight great Erik Morales, fly weight champion Pongsaklek Wongjongkam, and the famous heavy weight champion Vitali Klitscho. 

The "Fighter of the Decade" award is just one of the long list of awards being conferred to the boxing legend Pacquiao. Earlier, he was also named by the Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA) and the ESPN as the "best fighter" in the world for the past ten years. He is the only fighter in the world who has the record of having the eight different weight world titles in the entire boxing history after beating Antonio Margarito last year for the super welter weight belt of the WBC.

Other honorees/honors  of the WBC's year end "Best for 2010" selection were as follows:

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Saul Alvarez- for the "Hope and Revelation of the Year"
Sergio Martinez of Argentina- for the "Fighter of the Year" and "Knockout of the Year"
Bernard Hopkins and Jean Pascal- for the "Fight of the Year"
Vitali Klitscho- for the "Exemplary World Champion of the Year"
Fernando Montiel's win over Hosumi Hasegawa- for the "Most Dramatic Fight of the Year"


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