He might be the "People's Champ". He might have eight-division world championship titles as proof that he's the world's boxer. And he's got enough concert appearances in Las Vegas to have a theater named after him. But comes November 12th, all that may change when Manny Pacquiao goes head-to-head with Mexico's Juan Manuel MÃ¡rquez for the WBO World Welterweight Title. After a draw on their first match-up back in 2004 and a win for Pacquiao after their second bout in 2008, MÃ¡rquez is confident this third fight between both men will be the charm, for him. Still, MÃ¡rquez not only will face Pacquiao's south paw in the ring. He will need to deal to a ravenous crowd hungry for his demise, all wearing the latest Manny Pacquiao ware by Nike.
The holiday season comes early for Pacquiao fans as Nike begins to offer the new Manny Pacquiao x Nike Holiday 2011 Collection. Select from eight graphic tees, Nike Dri-FITs designed with different mantras in mind. There is also a pair of training shorts, the Nike Rivalry Manny Pacquiao Jacket embroidered with the fighter's logo, and Nike Air TR 1.3 Max Breathe MP Shoe in colors of Philippines, Pacquiao's homeland. All is now available at select Nike retailers across the globe.
Nike Rivalry Manny Pacquiao Jacket:
The jacket features the champion fighter's logo, in a lightweight layer with superior ventilation and signature in Pacquiao pac-man style. Dri-FIT fabric helps wick sweat away, a rib mock-neck zips to the chin to block out the elements, mesh panels are included for enhanced breathability.
Nike Fly Manny Pacquiao Men's Training Shorts:
Designed for training with sweat-wicking fabric and ergonomic seams, the Nike Fly Manny Pacquiao Men's Training Shorts provide the fabrication and fit needed for training. Dri-FIT fabric helps wick sweat away, flat seams minimize chafing and side pockets provide storage.
Nike Air TR 1.3 Max Breathe MP Shoe:
Along with the clothing to celebrate Manny's upcoming bout on November 12, 2011, the Nike Air TR 1.3 Max Breathe MP shoe was designed for his training. The upper portion of the shoe combines ultra-strong and lightweight integrated mesh, for stability and breathability. A full length, articulated Max Air unit provides maximum cushioning for a smoother, more natural range of motion ideal for training. Optimal for diverse weather conditions, the waffle outsole through the forefoot provides premium traction, durability and cushioning. Special nods to Manny are incorporated throughout the shoe including the fight date (11/12/11) above the toe box, the "MP" logo on the heel, and a special graphic treatment on the sock liners. The Nike Air TR 1.3 Max Breathe MP shoe will debut at select retailers in November before Manny's bout.