Asian American Commercial Watch: Manny Pacquiao in ‘Foot Locker’s Week of Greatness 2014 – It’s Happening feat’

mannyWe’ve blogged about the dominating Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao, and recently, he defeated Chris Algieri in a unanimous decision infront of a sold-out crowd in Macau. But here in the U.S., you can see Pacquiao in one of Foot Locker’s latest television commercials. I’m not a boxing fan at all and have never watched a boxing match or attended one live, so I had to Google exactly what Pacquiao was excited about in the commercial:

“For five long years, boxing fans have grown more and more tired of talking about “the fight,” while more casual and general sports fans care only about The Fight. At this point, Pacquiao (56-5-2, 38 KO) is joining the herd in just making a little fun of the situation. Foot Locker’s Week of Greatness campaign features Pacquiao thinking he got the news that he’ll be fighting [Floyd] Mayweather: It’s a fun ad, and it’s nice to laugh about the situation. Most recently, there was a story about there potentially being $1 billion in a Mayweather-Pacquiao fight, which is probably a little silly, but then the whole thing is more than a little silly in 2014.”

I know boxing is popular and a big sport with big money for fights, but the idea of two boxers getting paid up to a $1 billion for a fight seems pretty ridiculous to me! In any case, I guess you have to be a boxing fan to get this, what I consider, an inside joke?


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I'm a Taiwanese-American and was born & raised in Western Massachusetts, went to college in upstate New York, worked in Connecticut, went to grad school in North Carolina and then moved out to the Bay Area in 1999 and have been living here ever since - love the weather and almost everything about the area (except the high cost of housing...)
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