Manny Pacquiao (R) of the Philippines punches defending champion Chatichai Saisakul of Thailand in Bangkok December 4. Pacquiao won the World Boxing Council (WBC) flyweight title when he knocked out Chatichai in the eighth round.
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On this day in history, Pacquiao wins first world title
December 4, 1998
Manny Pacquiao defeated Chatchai Sasakul to win his first world title.
Pacquiao knocked out the defending champion in the eighth round to claim the WBC flyweight belt.
The Filipino boxer has since won world titles in several divisions becoming a eternal boxing icon.