The news about Manny Pacquiao’s endorsement contract being dropped by Nike, because of his comment on same-sex marriage, became an instant buzz not only in our country, but also internationally. People were regretful of Pacquiao’s loss, why would Pacquiao let a rare opportunity escape from his hands? But did you know that Nike is just one of his famous endorsements? Let’s check the others out!
High-tech gadgets, anyone? Pacquiao signed a three-year contract with the American multinational information technology company on 2011 to endorse its newly produced tablet computer. The deal is believed to be worth a minimum of US$3 million (US$1 million per year). Pacquiao’s promoter, Top Rank, negotiated with HP and it has been the one handling international sponsorships of Pacquiao since March 2011.
Pacman did not let liquor products get out from his prominence when Hennessy, a cognac liquor company, has made a one-year deal worth US$1 million with Pacman on November 2011. During this month, the company looks forward to the incoming November 12 match between Pacman and his long time ring opponent Juan Manuel Marquez.
Who would have thought that Pacquiao will eventually endorse Nestle’stasty candy bar product Butterfinger? On April fools’ 2015, Butterfinger bets ‘One Million’ on Pacquio to win the May 2 match between Pacman and Mayweather. As it turns out, Butterfinger was actually betting a million Butterfinger Cups in a nationwide payout.