Liam Neeson asks Manny Pacquiao: 'Two tickets, buddy'

Milan Ordoñez on Mar 11, 2015 11:20 AM
Liam Neeson asks Manny Pacquiao: 'Two tickets, buddy'
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MANILA - Actor Liam Neeson is banking on Manny Pacquiao for his mega bout passes.

The "Taken" star is one of the most vocal celebrity personalities who have openly declared their support for the Filipino eight-division world champion. He even lent his voice as narrator for the documentary film "Manny", which was released last year.

A former amateur boxer himself, Neeson is hoping to catch the May 2nd bout in the flesh, like everyone else. But given the scarcity in tickets leading to the blowing up of its prizes, the 62-year old Hollywood veteran personally sent a message to Pacquiao regarding the said concern.

"Two tickets, buddy, two tickets," Neeson said, relaying the message through ABS-CBN North America correspondent Don Tagala.

Billed as the "Fight of the Century", Mayweather vs. Pacquiao has often been likened to the the first Ali vs. Frazier fight in 1971. Many noteworthy personalities already made their picks the first time the bout was brought up in 2009, with most of them switching sides as years passed. But for Neeson, it's Team Pacquiao all the way.

"I'm definitely in Manny's camp," Neeson said. "Yeah, sure, I want him to beat this guy," 

 

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