LOOK: Manny Pacquiao breaks in new boxing shoes ahead of Thurman bout
Santino Honasan on Jul 16, 2019 02:36 PM
Manny Pacquiao shows off his new kicks for fight night (Photo courtesy of Steve Angeles on Twitter)
Eight-division boxing world champion and reigning WBA (Regular) World Champion Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao gave the world a peek into his fight night footwear, breaking out the boxing shoes that he'll be wearing against undeafeated Keith Thurman this weekend.
Pacquiao will be challenging Thurman for the WBA (Super) Welterweight World Championship at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada this coming Saturday, July 20th (Sunday, July 21st, Manila time).
According to his camp, @MannyPacquiao will be rocking these @ANTAsportswear shoes to #PacThurman looks like he’ll break them in today during a quick spar session. And just like a lot of his Anta shirts, the back reads “Jesus is the Name of the Lord” #fighton pic.twitter.com/w3rDdO6fGq— Steve Angeles (@StevieAngeles) July 15, 2019
Produced by the Chinese athletic apparel brand ANTA, Pacquiao's fight boots are predominantly white with blue and red accents that represent the colors of the Philippine flag. Three stars can be seen on the outer side of each boot, beneath the ANTA branding in red and blue.
The rear collar of the boot is lined with blue, yellow, and red tassles, as well as a flap that has the words "Jesus is the Name of the Lord" on it.
On the tongue, there is again a chessboard pattern and an image of a chess piece to represent Pacquiao's fondness for the board game. This same design was present in Pacquiao's shoes against Adrien Broner earlier this year.
The forefoot features a strap with the MP logo in it.
ANTA ha been Pacquiao's primary apparel supplier since he signed with the brand back in 2016.
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ABS-CBN channel 2's free TV telecast will begin at 10 am. Replay will be at 3:00 PM on ABS-CBN S+A channel 23.
The entire bout will be available on iWant beginning Monday, July 22.