As a Filipino boxer, Manny Pacquiao has been involved in the sport of basketball besides boxing. He suffered from a rotator cuff injury following a boxing match with Floyd Mayweather on May 2. The Forbes magazine makes him the second highest paid athlete in the world, being surpassed by Mayweather only. Several boxing associations in America had given him the title of 'Fighter of the Decade' for the decade 2000.
He has several records and awards under his belt. He is acclaimed as one of the best boxers today. He has been active in the political arena of Philippines. Pacquiao's interest in boxing as a career began in 1995 on the death of one of his close friends, Eugene Brutag. But he began boxing as a professional at the age of 16 when he stood at 4' 11" and weighed 98 pounds. Down the annals of time, he graduated from being a light flyweight boxer to featherweight to lightweight to welterweight to light welterweight. He has also been involved in endorsements to several US politicians. He sponsored Nevada senator Harry Reid in November 2010.
Manny Pacquiao is looking forward to a contest in the boxing rink with Mayweather in 2016, but the latter might be involved in a contest with Lucas Martin Matthysse. Apart from this, the young man has shown a flair for singing too. He has released two albums. He had made an appearance in several Filipino movies and sitcoms. His wife, Jinkee is also involved in politics as vice governor of the province of Saragani since 2013. They are the proud parents of five children.