“Cry of Dinaliang.”
Twitter users noticed sponsor stickers that appeared to have been hastily placed on the clothes of Manny Pacquiaohead coach Buboy Fernandez when he approached the boxing ring during a break.
Pacquiao was in a fierce battle with Cuban fighter Yordenis Ugas at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday (Manila time). He lost by unanimous decision and allowed Ugas to retain his WBA welterweight belt.
The 42-year-old Filipino pounder was supposed to fight the welterweight champion of the World Boxing Council and the International Boxing Federation Errol Spence Jr. but the latter withdrew because of an eye injury.
User @BoxingSheikh shared a photo taken on the Sky Sports Action telecast that shows the back of Fernandez’s jersey as he coached the Filipino boxing legend between rounds.
“Pac trainer really stuck the ads [advertisements] on haha #PacquiaoUgas, ”the tweet read.
– Sheikh (@BoxingSheikh) August 22, 2021
The sponsor stickers on Fernandez’s shirt amused social media users who noticed that some of them almost seemed to fall from the fabric.
“Dinaliang shout”, a Twitter user wrote. “Shouting” refers to a public expression of greeting, praise, or recognition directed at a person or group. In this case, these are the companies and entities listed on the coach’s shirt.
“When you forget to print the referrals,” wrote another online user with a skull emoji.
“He makes sure he gets his paycheck,” another joked. Twitter user, referring to Fernandez.
During these events, different brands and entities see the garment as an advertising space for their products and boxer trunks are no exception. Sponsors would like their logos to be placed for a price to have the opportunity to be seen by thousands of people.
In 2015, reports indicated that a simple six-by-four-inch patch on Pacquiao’s coffers would cost the company as much as $ 300,000 in US dollars, or 15 million pesos at the current exchange rate. This was when the boxer was about to face Floyd Mayweather.
Pacquiao on August 22 (Philippine time) lost his chance to reclaim his World Boxing Association super welterweight title, which he was withdrawn due to a two-year inactivity after fighting Keith Thurman.
The title is maintained by Ugas, who unanimously defeated the Filipino eight division world champion.