PacMan signed a new endorsement deal with Chinese brand Anta, Manny Pacquiao entered the ring against Jessie Vargas with sneakerheads figuring what footwear the Filipino boxing legend would wear for his comeback fight after a seven-month retirement from the ring.
PacMan was seen wearing a pair of Anta sneakers during promotional events before the Vargas fight happened, and was expected to use the Anta brand for the first time in the ring. The eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao wore his new shorts in his fight. The new shorts features the Anta logo printed on the back and was composed of a black and gold color. But, his shoes were very familiar from his previous fights.
After Nike declined to extend Pacquiao’s contract, because of his controversial comments against same-sex relationships. Still PacMan continued to wear his Nike Signature apparel and boxing boots when he last fought Timothy Bradley in April.