Manny Pacquiao, Nonito Donaire, Jr. Top List of Best Active Filipino Boxers

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Manny Pacquiao, Nonito Donaire, Jr. Top List of Best Active Filipino Boxers
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1. Manny ‘Pacman’ Pacquiao

Career Record: 58 wins, three losses, two draws                                                        Key Weapons: Straight left, power in both hands, ability to throw punches at odd angles, speed
Key Achievements: Only boxer in history to achieve seven titles in seven different weight classes. Lineal Champion in four different weight classes (flyweight, featherweight, junior lightweight, junior welterweight).
Notable wins: Oscar De La Hoya (TKO), Ricky Hatton (KO), Marco Antonio Barrera (TKO), Miguel Cotto(KO)
Notable losses: Erik Morales (Decision), Rustico Torrecampo (KO)


2. Nonito ‘Filipino Flash’ Donaire, Jr.  

Career record: 22 wins, one loss 
Key Weapons: Lefthook, speed, solid technical skills
Key Achievements: Former IBF and IBO flyweight champion and current WBO super flyweight interim champion. Currently ranked No. 6 in Ring Magazine ’s Pound for Pound list.
Notable Wins: Vic Darchinyan (KO), Raul Martinez (TKO)
Notable losses: Rosendo Sanchez (Decision)

3. Gerry ‘Fearless’ Penalosa
 
Career record: 54 wins, seven losses, two draws
Key Weapons: Great technical skills, granite chin, solid defense
Key Achievements: Two-time world champion
Notable Wins: Johnny Gonzalez (KO), Hiroshi Kawashima (decision), Ratanachai Sor Vorapin (KO, TKO)
Notable Losses: Daniel Ponce De Leon (Decision), Juan Manuel Lopez (TKO), Masamori Tokuyama (Decision)

4. Brian "The Hawaiian Punch" Villoria 
 
Career Record: 26 wins, two losses
Key Weapons: Righthook, speed
Key Achievements: 1999 USA Boxer of The Year, Former WBC light flyweight champion and current IBF junior flyweight champion 
Notable Wins: Ulises Solis(KO), Eric Ortiz(KO)
Notable Losses: Omar Nino Romero (Decision), Edgar Sosa (Decision)

5. Donnie ‘Ahas’ Nietes

Career Record: 25 Wins, one loss, three draws
Key Weapons: Mental toughness, left jab, right uppercut
Key Achievements: Current WBO minimum weight champion, former Filipino Boxing Federation light flyweight, and WBO Asia Pacific minimum weight champion
Notable Wins: Pornsawan Porpramook (Decision), Heri Amol (KO)
Notable Loses: Angky Angkota (Decision)

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