Octuple champion

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In boxing, an Octuple Champion is a boxer who has won major world titles in eight (8) different weight classes.

Manny Pacquiao is the only boxer to win twelve (12) major world titles in eight (8) different weight divisions.[1]

Pacquiao clinched the feat when he defeated Antonio Margarito via a unanimous decision to win the WBC super welterweight title on November 13, 2010 at the Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, Texas, USA.[2]

Nine (9) of his world championships came from the "Big Four" (WBA, WBC, IBF, WBO) sanctioning bodies and three (3) were from The Ring.

He also won the prestigious and coveted lineal championship in five (5) different weight divisions: flyweight, featherweight, super featherweight, light welterweight, and welterweight.

The following are the major world titles won by Pacquiao (arranged chronologically):

World Titles from The Ring
World Titles from Lineal Championship
Name Titles Date Opponent Result Defenses
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Philippines Manny Pacquiao[3]
WBC Flyweight (112) 1998-12-04 Thailand Chatchai Sasakul KO 8/12 1
Lineal Flyweight (112) 1
IBF Junior Featherweight (122) 2001-06-23 South Africa Lehlohonolo Ledwaba TKO 6/12 4
The Ring Featherweight (126) 2003-11-15 Mexico Marco Antonio Barrera TKO 11/12 2
Lineal Featherweight (126) 2
WBC Super Featherweight (130) 2008-03-15 Mexico Juan Manuel Márquez SD 12/12 0
The Ring Junior Lightweight (130) 0
Lineal Super Featherweight (130) 0
WBC Lightweight (135) 2008-06-28 United States David Díaz TKO 9/12 0
The Ring Junior Welterweight (140) 0
Lineal Light Welterweight (140) 0
WBO Welterweight (147) 2009-11-14 Puerto Rico Miguel Ángel Cotto TKO 12/12 3
WBC Super Welterweight (154) 2010-11-13 Mexico Antonio Margarito UD 12/12 0
WBO Welterweight (147) 2014-04-12 United States Timothy Bradley UD 12/12 1
Lineal Welterweight (147) 2016-04-09 United States Timothy Bradley UD 12/12 0
WBO Welterweight (147) 2016-11-05 United States Jessie Vargas UD 12/12 0
WBA (Regular) Welterweight (147) 2018-07-15 Argentina Lucas Matthysse TKO 7/12 0
  1. ^ "Pacquiao gets record 12th world title in 8 weight divisions". INQUIRER.NET. July 16, 2018.
  2. ^ "Most boxing world titles in different weight divisions". Guinness World Records.
  3. ^ "Manny Pacquiao". Boxrec.com.