Netizens ride onto Pacquiao-Mayweather pre-fight hype: From $300M gate receipt to Floyd’s friendly demeanor
MANILA, Philippines – Boxing as big business did not escape the eye of independent journalist Emil Guillermo, who posted on Twitter: $300 million is the estimated gate for this fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr.
The hashtags #PacMay, #PacquiaoMayweather lit up social media accounts of celebs, boxing enthusiasts and ordinary netizens.
“I can’t wait for on May 2, so excited” netizen @Marv said.
Some netizens noted Mayweather’s changed demeanor:
“Surprisingly, Mayweather was so humble during the press conference. Was he faking?” said 33Sambuang.
Netizen Anthony Daguno tweeted: “LOL pacquiao’s facial expression in that face off shows that he isn’t worried at all unlike that of mayweather’s.”
Internet user GuyWhoCares said: “He is trying to use what Mosley did—being friendly. Mayweather is hoping that Pacquiao will do the same—friendly during the fight. Manny will not bite. It’s a sure ploy by Mayweather camp.”
A certain IntendoPrinceps posted, “This is the best random advertising for the Philippines of all time.”
Netizen @openUn8ted rallied behind the Filipino boxer: “Win or lose, we are behind you @MannyPacquiao! U made them know who Pinoys are. We love you!”
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