Why Manny Pacquiao ditched “Mexicutioner” favoring “Pacman”? Exploring the glorious boxers’ stardom

Manny Pacquiao is an evergreen name in the world of boxing. This former professional boxer hails from the Philippines and had a fruitful career which made him a powerful icon in the game. His iron fists bear the testimony of some of the best fights in boxing history.

Let’s explore more about the legendary boxer discovering the background of his nicknames and his eleventh-hour fight.

How Pacquiao got the two nicknames?

The fighter is an important figure both in the boxing era and for the people of his country as he became a Senator upon retiring from the ring. When he was active in his career, his fans used to call him with many names like Mexicutioner, and Pacman.

In his later years, the fighter established ‘Pacman’ as his prime acquaintance. However, when Manny was asked several times for the background of his name Pacman, he hardly gave any concrete answer.

So, people held various opinions over the origin of his name. Some believe that his name originated from the Japanese anime series and video games of the same name.

On the other hand, some consider, the name is formed by taking some portion of the fighter’s name.‘Pac’ from Pacquiao and ‘Man’ from Manny, thus, making ‘Pacman’.

Because of his dominance against Mexican opponents, some of his fans gave him the ‘Mexicutioner’ nickname. But the fighter gave it up saying, ‘I love the Mexican boxing fans and that name does not reflect my true feelings about Mexico and its people’.

When was Manny Pacquiao’s last fight?

The final match of the Eight-division titleholder took place in Paradise, Nevada, U.S. on August 21, 2021, against Yordenis Ugás. Manny lost in his last bout through unanimous decision.

Manny Pacquiao pursued a different career path after boxing, but it is the ring in which he established his legacy. What do you think about Manny’s illustrious career inside the ring? Share your opinion with us in the comment section.

Golenur Aktar

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Golenur Aktar is a writer and made her debut in the 'Pen & Paper' industry holding the hands of Sportszion. She ignited her writing craze from Biography articles and now writes about NFL.


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