Thursday, 23 April 2015 16:44

Manny Pacquiao appears in follow-up Foot Locker commercial (Video)

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Leading up to his highly anticipated return to the ring in November of 2014, eight division world champion Manny Pacquiao acknowledged the idea that most avid fight fans weren’t terribly excited about his choice of opposition in Macau, China, former WBO 140 pound title holder Chris Algieri, and still desperately clamored to see the Pacman square off against Floyd “Money” Mayweather sometime in the near future.

To make light of the seemingly “improbable” situation, the Filipino Congressman starred in a commercial for Foot Locker, which was strategically released during the week of his championship bout with Algieri, and consequently took off like a rocket on various social media outlets.

“He’s going to fight me? He’s going to fight me? Yes!!! Yes!!!”


The infectious catch phrase spread like wild fire in a matter of hours over the world wide web.

Although the super fight wasn’t anywhere close to being constructed at the time, some could argue that the popular Foot Locker ad started the figurative “May/Pac” ball rolling in the right direction.

To commemorate the upcoming super fight on May 2nd, and their minor role in making the once implausible mega-fight a stark reality, the good people at Foot Locker decided to make another commercial with the Filipino super star once again.

The 30 second ad titled, “It’s Really Happening”, features Manny talking with someone about the popular sporting goods brand carrying official gear commemorating the massive May 2nd showdown between Mayweather and Pacquiao.

The 30 second ad titled, “It’s Really Happening”, features Manny talking with someone about the popular sporting goods brand carrying official gear commemorating the massive May 2nd showdown between Mayweather and Pacquiao.

Whether or not the November 2014 Foot Locker commercial indeed played an integral part in perpetuating the enthusiasm for the "Fight of Century", the company's follow-up effort is worth a look.

To see the entire 30 second spot, fight fans can check-out the Pacman in the featured Foot Locker advertisement below.

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