Pacquiao and his knock-out “Justin Bieber” ‘do
By Patricia Bermudez-Hizon
For Yahoo! Southeast Asia
Leading up to the WBO Welterweight fight on May 7 (May 8, Philippine time) against five-time titleholder Sugar Shane Mosley, Manny Pacquiao appeared at their Los Angeles press conference to kick off their tour to promote their fight sporting a big smile and a new hairdo!
The 32-year-old indeed looked younger with his Justin Beiber-ish hair style and his sweater-shirt with jeans getup. And standing beside the 39-year-old Mosley who was garbed in a spiffy light-colored suit, it just brought more emphasis on the age gap.
Their next appearance will be on February 12 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas where the fight will be held, and then they’ll be spending their Valentine’s Day showing the New York fans some love with a promotional event there. The day after, Pacquiao is set to meet with US President Barack Obama and the first lady at the White House.
The fight will be produced and distributed by Showtime Networks Inc., and its parent company CBS for the first time. Showtime will also produce Fight Camp 360° as a preview of Pacquiao vs. Mosley as CBS will also be doing features this April leading up to the fight.
“I’m excited to be fighting on May 7 because it’s covered by Showtime and CBS. It’s going to give more boxing fans a chance to see the fight,” shared Pacquiao. Showtime is shown on 115 million homes as compared to HBO’s 28 million.
The congressman from Saranggani also he promised to give the fans the biggest fight of the year as he puts his 52-3-2, 38 knockouts record on the line.
Curious to see how his hair, will affect his fight though. Justin Beiber keeps flicking his head sideways to get his hair off his eyes. What if Pacquiao needs to do the same? What if he flicks his head to the right and catches Mosley’s punch? That would be tragic like “baby, baby, baby no!”