MANILA, Philippines – Is it on or is it off? Not even Manny Pacquiao seems to know in his latest commercial for American shoe outlet Foot Locker.
Pacquiao revives his “He’s going to fight me!” act in a sequel to the commercial that debuted before his fight with Chris Algieri last November, showing that he isn’t waiting until after May 2 to cash-in on his fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr.
“Our original spot with Manny Pacquiao last November was a big hit with our customers. It parodied the well-documented opposition of the fighters to agree upon a deal,” Foot Locker marketing executive vice president Stacy Cunningham said in a press release.
One way to describe this advertisement is like when you’re dreaming about waking up from a dream, but then realize you’re still dreaming.
Speaking at a desk with an actor who is supposed to be his promoter, Pacquiao goes back and forth unsure if the fight with Mayweather is really happening or if he once again confused the fight’s agreement with another shoe sale. Pacquiao goes from somber to explosive as he rattles off punches in excitement.
The commercial ends with a reveal that Pacquiao is watching himself on television, signing off with him saying “I’m so confused.” Just keep training Manny, the fight is really on. – Rappler.com