MANILA, Philippines – It was “double trouble” at Manny Pacquiao's training camp this week when Allan Manuel, known as “Manuel Pacquiao,” paid a visit.
For a brief minute, Pacquiao fans thought Team Pacquiao moved their practice outside the Wild Card Gym.
Getting a few laughs from the staff, Allan Manuel fooled a few passersby by making them believe they finally got autographs and pictures from the Pacman.
Manuel even tried to give Manny's actual brother Bobby a hug.
"Like Manny says, I'm just doing my job, I just want everybody to be happy... I'm happy to entertain," Manuel said.
After 2 days of trying to meet the Pacman, Manuel was able to go inside Wild Card Gym to watch his idol train ringside, and got a quick handshake.
“It's truly amazing, a real blessing just to see my hero and my idol go at it. Looks good and I'm speechless, really speechless” he said.
Even the Pacman got a kick when he caught a glimpse of his lookalike.
“Natutuwa naman ako dahil maraming gumagaya sa mukha ko and gusto maging Manny Pacquiao,” the boxing champ said.
Manuel, a 26-year-old customer service representative, will go back home to Houston, Texas, before he follows his idol once again in the May 7 fight in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Though Manuel got to watch his idol train, the lookalike fell short of his other goal: to score tickets to Thursday's “Jimmy Kimmel” taping where the Pacman will appear—the main reason he flew to California.