Posted on Monday, June 1st 2009, 1:00 am by Andro

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FILIPINO superstar Manny Pacquiao is currently the IBO and Ring Magazine light welterweight champion but he seems to be more proud of his prior achievements with the WBC belt. The 30-year old Filipino brought a replica of the WBC world championship belt and personally handed it to Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva during their meeting on Monday at the Government House in Bangkok . Pacquiao won three WBC world titles to become the first Asian boxer to have won five world titles in five different divisions.

At the tender age of 19, Pacquiao, who at that time was the Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation king, captured the WBC flyweight title via 8th round knockout win against Thai hero Chatchai Sasakul in Phuttamonthon , Thailand in December of 1998. After a title defense in Manila against Mexico

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