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               MANILA, PHILIPPINES (March 4, 2010) - Nike Philippines suits up Pacquiao fans with the introduction of new Manny Pacquiao inspired Tees – Nike Pride, Pac-Man Knows, and Fight Night tees and the release of the MP Trainer SC 2010 Low. The new Nike tees are scheduled to be released on March 5 while the MP Trainer SC 2010 Low is scheduled to drop on March 10 in select Nike stores nationwide. The effort is a testament of Nike’s continued support for the pound-for-pound king.

            On March 13, 2010, Manny will step into the boxing ring to take on Joshua Clottey and this time, he won’t be the contender as his World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight title is on the line. All eyes will be on Manny Pacquiao again as he takes on another historic battle and Nike Philippines continues its commitment as it rallies the entire nation to support this amazing athlete.

           “Nike is proud of all of Manny Pacquiao’s accomplishments,” said Mae Dichupa, Nike Philippines Country Marketing Manager. “He serves as an inspiration to athletes around the globe and especially to the youth of the Philippines. His dedication to training, which is how he builds his physical and mental strength, plays a key factor in his success.”



          Nobody trains like Manny Pacquiao. Couple that discipline with his talent and skill and we have a world champion. What makes it even more special is that he is Filipino,” added Dichupa.

Train to win with the MP Trainer SC 2010 Low

In 1992, Nike training generated tremendous energy and momentum for the brand. The height of the crescendo was the debut of the Air Trainer SC III. How do you improve on the most iconic training shoe in the industry? How about making it 2 ounces lighter through the use of Nike Flywire, Phylite Midsole, Heel Max Air and Nike Diamond FLX Grooves. The result is the birth of the MP Trainer SC 2010 Low, specially designed with the Philippine flag’s colors of red, blue, white and yellow. The shoe celebrates the nationalism evident in every fight that Manny battles. Inspired heavily by Manny’s pride for and of his local origins, boxing fans are able to train like the champ himself. MP Trainer SC 2010 Low will retail for Php 5,295 on March 10 in select Nike stores nationwide.


Wear your pride

      Manny Pacquiao fans can express their support for the boxer with the release of three new Tees: Pride Tee, Pac Man Knows Tee and Fight Night Tee (Poster Tee). All Tees will retail for Php 1,195 on March 5.



          The Nike Pride Tee banners the special Manny Pacquiao graphic introduced in his last bout against Miguel Cotto. The graphic depicts icons, symbols and defining moments that have been significant to Manny’s rise as the world champion.

          Inspired by the “Knows” campaign that was originally created back in 1986, the Nike Pac Man Knows Tee continues to communicate authentic training experience and maximizes the energy of sport.

         Paying tribute to the classic design of the traditional fight-night boxing poster, Nike’s Fight Night Tee showcases different icons relevant to Manny’s boxing career, chronicling his journey to success.

        Nike continues its commitment to sporting excellence in boxing as in other sports disciplines. As through the last four years and into the future, Nike’s support for the world’s greatest Filipino boxer will continue to inspire young athletes to achieve their sports dreams.

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