Will Manny lace up a pair of Kobes on fight night?

Santino Honasan on Apr 28, 2015 10:44 AM
Will Manny lace up a pair of  Kobes on fight night?
SWOOSH LOVE: Manny Pacquiao and Kobe Bryant are two of Nike's most notable endorsers.

Greatness recognizes greatness, and on the highly anticipated May 2 fight night, eight-division boxing champion Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao might just give a subtle shoutout to five-time NBA champion and fellow Swoosh endorser Kobe Bryant by lacing up a pair of Kobe 10s.

Well, they do look like boxing boots, and Manny has put them on before, like in this Foot Locker TV spot.

Aside from that, Kobe himself said a couple of years ago that his first ever super-high cut sneaker, the Kobe 9, was inspired by Manny’s boxing boots.

Manny Pacquiao's Nike Boxing Shoes (via fighterxfashion.com)


Kobe Bryant's Kobe 9 Elite Basketball Shoes (via Nike.com)


Kobe Bryant's Nike Kobe 10 Elite Basketball Shoes (via Footlocker.com)


Will Pacman actually come to the ring against Money Mayweather in the new Kobes? We'll have to wait until fight night to find out. One thing's for sure though, Manny's going to look fly in whatever he chooses to wear in the ring.

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