"39-year-old Pacquiao is the first and so far the only boxer who has won the world titles in eight weight classes. He is also the only five-time champion in five different weight divisions," WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman told the Ukrainian organizing committee.
The WBC Congress will be held on September 30 - October 5 in Kyiv.
Manny Pacquiao currently ranks No. 4 in BoxRec's ranking of the greatest pound for pound boxers of all time. In 2016, Pacquiao was ranked number 2 on ESPN's list of top pound for pound boxers of the past 25 years. He is the only eight-division world champion in the history of boxing, having won eleven major world titles, as well as being the first boxer to win the lineal championship in five different weight classes. Pacquiao is also the first boxer in history to win major world titles in four of the original eight weight classes of boxing: flyweight, featherweight, lightweight, and welterweight