Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Top 5 Most Notable Filipino Boxers in History

Boxing is a very well known sport in the Philippines. One of the top sport that Filipino really desired. Philippines right now is really known in the world when it comes to boxing. 

These top 5 boxers are the most notable or outstanding who really gives an honor to our country. 

1. Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao (56W-38KO-5L) 

Of course, none other than Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao of Sarangani Province Philippines. He is the current WBO welterweight Champion. The only boxer who won in eight different boxing divisions, including flyweight, super bantamweight, featherweight, super featherweight, lightweight, light welterweight, welterweight and light middleweight (best in the world). In 2013 Pacman is included in the top 20 most highest paid athlete by forbes.

When not in boxing Manny Pacquaio work as an actor, politician, coach, singer, preacher and more.

2. Gabrile "Flash" Elorde (89W-33KO-27L)

Gabriel "Flash" Elorde is one of the best boxer in the Philippines. He is one of the first Filipino world champion behind Pancho Villa. He won  WBC World super featherweight title and WBA World super featherweight title in 1963. He is holds the longest title reign for 7 years and 3 months. 

3. Francisco Guilledo (92W-23KO-9L)

Francisco Guilledo better known on his stage name Pancho Villa. One of the Greatest Asian Boxer in the history. In his young age of 23 Pancho already had a 107 (92W-23KO-9L) professional fights in his career. He won his world flyweight championship in 1923. He died at age of 25 due to a tooth extraction earlier in his fight. Also Pancho Villa is known for his strong chin and never knocked out in his entire career.

4. Donnie "Ahas" Nietes

Donnie Nietes of ALA boxing Gym is now on the list of the most notable boxer in the world. Why? because he is now one of the longest world champion today. Donnie holds his title for almost 7 years and 1 month nearly to defeat the longest record of Flash Elorde. 

Donnie won world titles including: WBO Minimum title, WBO light flyweight title, the ring lightweight champion.

Nietes now is looking forward to defeat the record of Flash Elorde.

5.  Nonito Donaire Jr. (33W-21KO-2L)

Nonito Donaire is one of the fastest boxer in the Philippines, thats why he called "The Filipino Flash" with his left hook any opponent will surely hurt. Nonito is a five division (flyweight, super flyweight, bantamweight, super bantamweight, and featherweight) world champion right now.

He had also a good amateur record Donaire won 3 national championships in USA including: National Silver Gloves in 1998, National Junior Olympics in 1999 and the National USA Tournament in 2000. He also won the International Junior Olympics in 1999. Donaire's amateur record was 68W–8L with 5 TKOs.