PHOTO: Pacquiao’s boxing shoes for Mayweather fight
MANILA, Philippines – Manny Pacquiao will wear boxing boots adorned with shades of the Philippine flag when he steps into the ring with Floyd Mayweather Jr on May 2 (May 3 in Manila).
Ring Magazine posted on Instagram a photo of Pacquiao’s HyperKO MP Boot that the Filipino southpaw has been using since June 2012 when he fought Timothy Bradley Jr.
The aforementioned pair of shoes, which is made of Nike’s Flywire technology, is built to Pacquiao’s specifications for both training and fight night.
In addition, it has a lockdown strap to keep Pacquiao’s movements stable and supported.
Pacquiao, who has worn Nike kicks inside the ring since November 2006 when he met Erik Morales for the third time, has been seen wearing shoes like the Lunar TR1+, Air Trainer 1.3 Max and Lunar Vapor Trainer in training.
Before he sported the HyperKO MP Boot, Pacquiao donned the Nike Machomai boxing boots that he used for 12 bouts.
Meanwhile, Pacquiao’s trunks has not been shown yet to the public, which is estimated to make $2.25 million alone from sponsorships.
Six different companies reportedly bought an advertising space on Pacquiao's fight shorts.
The 36-year-old boxer will also use an eight-ounce pair of Cleto Reyes boxing gloves that has been Pacquiao’s weapon of choice since 2001.
The Mexican-made gloves are famous for having more densely-packed padding that creates more impact and inflicts serious damage in fights. – Rappler.com