Another day, another slew of Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao updates. Right here, take a look at Pacquiao’s latest commercial with Foot Locker inn the “It’s Really Happening” campaign.
The new commercial has just debuted and it builds on Foot Locker’s “Week of Greatness” commercial from November 2014, which played on enduring attempts to schedule the oft-rumored mega fight, ending with Pacquiao believing that the fight was happening back then.
In this newest commercial, Pacquiao’s business manager tells him that the fight really is going to happen, which at first surprises Pacquiao, then he again reacts with his signature elation made famous in the original spot.
“Our original ‘Week of Greatness’ spot with Manny Pacquiao last November was a big hit with our customers. It parodied the well-documented opposition of the fighters to agree upon a deal,” said Stacy Cunningham, Executive Vice President of Marketing for Foot Locker. “So when the two sides finally announced that a deal had been made, we saw an opportunity to follow up, tapping into the hilarity of the original spot. We are excited to launch ‘It’s Really Happening,’ as part of Foot Locker’s signature ‘Approved’ marketing platform.”
Beyond that, we have celebrity Mayweather vs. Pacquiao predictions and picks. We also have Pacquiao’s latest music video, in addition to several clips from last night’s appearance on Jimmy Kimmel, his 9th time on the show.
After being “counseled” by Dr. Phil during Kimmel’s monologue, Manny sat down with the popular talk show host for his interview segment. After discussing Manny’s upcoming eagerly-anticipated fight, Kimmel lobbied Manny to not only be part of his ring walk entourage, but to sing the reigning two-time WBO welterweight world champion’s recently-recorded song “Lalaban Ako Para Sa Pilipino” (“I Will Fight For The Filipino.”)
Manny, who directed the music video, also recorded the song — which is taking the world by storm — for his ring entrance. While Manny pondered the request Kimmel gave the champ an impromptu audition that either sealed or killed the deal, depending on your perspective. Manny even joined in for a duet.
Finally, to sweeten the deal, Kimmel offered to fight Justin Bieber. It should be noted that Manny has never lost a fight when he has sung during a pre-fight appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! – something that has been dutifully noted by the Nevada sports books which have seen more and more money wagered on a Manny victory since last night’s show.