Pambansang Kamao Manny Pacquiao, who announced his retirement in September last year to focus on his political aspirations, landed a spot in The Ring Magazine’s all-time Top 10 list of boxers.

The 43-year-old retired professional boxer, who still holds the record of being the only eight-division world boxing champion, placed 9th in the list created by Cliff Rold.

“The Filipino icon cracked Ring Magazine top 10s in four different decades from the 1990s to the 2020s with wins over reigning champions or opponents ranked in the top two of every weight class he competed in from flyweight to welterweight,” Rold wrote. 

Out of all the featured fighters in the roster, Pacquiao holds the record of benign the most consistent. He bagged the Fighter of the Year awards in 2006, 2008, and 2009.

From 2008 to 2011, the fighter-turned-politician held the No. 1 Pound-for-Pound spot. 

After winning against Ricky Hatton in 2009, Pacquiao also received the 2009 Knockout of the Year honor.

Taking the list’s top spots are Sugar Ray Robinson (No. 1), Joe Louis (No. 2), and Muhammad Ali (No. 3). 

Completing the list ate Tony Canzoneri (No. 4), Emile Griffith (No. 5), Floyd Mayweather Jr. (No. 6), Willie Pep (No. 7), Ezzard Charles (No.8), and Archie Moore (No. 10).

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