Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao is a world champion professional boxer and is considered to be one of the greatest boxers of all time as he is the first and only eight-division world champion.
Of course, before he became the world-renowned boxer that he is now, he started as a young boy with hopes and dreams to be a professional boxer.
In the video below, we get a glimpse of a teenage Manny Pacquiao as he fought in one of his early fights inside the boxing ring.
It was in 1995 that Pacquiao decided to pursue a professional boxing career wherein his early light flyweight division fights took place in small local venues and were shown on Vintage Sports’ Blow by Blow such as the one below.
|The start of the epic first fight.|
In it, then 16 or 17-year-old Pacquiao fought against Renato Mendones who was said to have more experience than him during that time, having fought 19 fights whereas Pacquiao had only fought seven fights.
Pacquiao had always been known to deliver exciting fights especially with his powerful left jabs, and after watching the video, you’ll see why!