Filipino boxer known by the nickname Pac-Man who became the first eight-division world champion. He received the BWAA Fighter of the Year award in 2006, 2008 and 2009.
He was named Fighter of the Decade for 2000-2010 by Boxing Writers Association of America and was voted to the House of Representatives in the Philippines.
In May 2015, he went up against the undefeated Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a highly anticipated match, but lost via unanimous decision.
He had to drop out of high school because he was extremely poor and could not afford to not work.
He married Maria "Jinkee" Jamora on May 10, 2000. The couple has five children: Michael Stephen, Mary Divine Grace, Queen Elizabeth, Israel and Emmanuel Jr.