For as long as I can remember it has been said that Manny Pacquiao has some Muay Thai skills.
This has never been corroborated by anything such as video evidence, but it is always fun to have a debate about it. The rumors really took off a few years ago when he was supposedly going to have an exhibition fight with Buakaw.
Weather this was actually ever in the works to happen or not, it is probably a good thing it didn’t. Have you seen Buakaw in an exhibition fight? The guys that step in the ring with him still catch the wrath.
I personally have looked for footage of Manny training or fighting Muay Thai and have found nothing. A while ago a video surfaced online that was title Manny Pacquiao Muay Thai knockout. Naturally I had to click on it. At first glance it looks a lot like him and I can see why many were tricked into believing it was.
Despite the similarities, once you really pay attention you can easily tell it is not the real Manny in the ring fighting Muay Thai.
(Click next to see the video of the Manny Pacquiao lookalike fighting Muay Thai)