Stars show support for Manny during weigh-in

by Gretchen Fullido, ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 03 2009 01:17 AM | Updated as of May 03 2009 07:47 PM

LAS VEGAS, Nevada--Thousands of British fans trooped to MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas to support  Ricky "The Hitman" Hatton during the official weigh-in.

But even if the Filipino crowd was outnumbered by the Brits, the Pinoys made sure, they were heard loud and clear, as they cheered for the Pacman.

The first-ever male singer for a Manny fight, Martin Nievera, came to back up the Pacman, as well as celebrity couple Richard Gomez and Lucy Torres, and Manny's friend, Lito Camo, who jammed with Team Pacquiao's band.

Fellow Filipino boxers Nonito Donaire and Brian Viloria also showed some love to the Pacman.

Other well known personalities during the official weigh-in were famous boxing announcer, Michael Buffer, TV host Mario Lopez as well as world champion boxers, Sugar Shane Mosley, Bernard Hopkins, Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez, and Golden Boy Oscar dela Hoya.

Aside from the thousands of Filipino and British fans0 eagerly anticipating fight night, international celebrities as well as world champion boxers can't wait for Manny Pacquiao and Ricky Hatton to slug it out in the ring.