Pacquiao, Mosley thrill fans in Las Vegas tour


Posted at Feb 14 2011 06:03 PM | Updated as of Feb 15 2011 11:41 PM

MANILA, Philippines — Boxing foes Manny Pacquiao and "Sugar" Shane Mosley greeted fans at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, as part of the promotional press tour for their welterweight match scheduled this May.

About a thousand fans came to interact with the 2 boxers at the event.

The first fan in line was even given a chance to ask the boxers some questions.

Amid the overwhelming number of Filipinos who filled the arena, American Mosley said he remains unfazed.

He said he will just have to prove his worth after he topples the Filipino Fighter of the Decade.

"To all the Filipinos…thanks …I know one day I'll probably go over to the Philippines…with Manny. But for now I have to beat him," Mosley said.

Pacquiao also said he will not sit out the upcoming match especially since his World Boxing Organization welterweight belt will be at stake.

Pacquiao during Valentine's

Meanwhile, the People's Champ said he will make sure wife Jinkee will be at his side come Valentine's Day in the US.

Jinkee said the couple will not really celebrate the occasion, especially with the boxer's tight schedule.

"Basta magkasama kami happy ako kasi super busy si Manny. Ang hirap ng schedule niya pero ok lang. Together naman kami…very happy," Jinkee said.

The 2 will just celebrate Valentine's Day in a simple way.

"SIguro kakain lang, at magdi-dinner lang kami. Basta ang importante ay magkasama kami," Jinkee said.

Mosley, meanwhile, brought his girlfriend for the tour.

The girl is a Cuban model who also expressed his support towards beau Mosley.

Meantime, Pacquiao and Mosley are on their way to New York for the next leg of the press tour. — Report from Dyan Castillejo, ABS-CBN News, Las Vegas, Nevada