In honor of Pacman’s mollywhopping of Cotto, the good folks at IM KING crafted this tee shirt not only for Pacquiao, but also for a special cause as well:
On Behalf of the E.L. Productions, Klevah Management, and Mass Hysteria Werx. IM King and Manny Pacquiao is proud to announce it’s Special Edition Official Charity T-Shirt collaboration with the current best Pound for Pound Light Welterweight Champion of the World, Manny “PacMan” Pacquiao. This genuine partnership not only commemorates Pacquiao’s fight against Miguel Cotto on November 14, 2009 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, but also mark’s valiant efforts to raise proceeds to help Typhoon Victims in Pacquiao’s homecountry of the Philippines. Major devastation and tragedy struck on September 26th, 2009 to Metro Manila and it’s surrounding areas. Part of the T-Shirt sales proceeds will be donated to the needy victims on behalf of the E.L. Productions and IMKing.
The IM king “Pound4Pound” design is an inspiration based off Chief Datu Lapu-Lapu, who back in the 16th Century fought back against Spanish Conquistador, Ferdinand Magellan, and successfully defended his village and fellow Filipinos. Pacquiao actually portrayed the legendary country hero in an annual re-enactment held in Cebu City, Philippines, as he is the perfect modern day example of Lapu-Lapu as a national hero. It is Pacquiao’s Filipino Fighting spirit and an inspiration to the people to make it out of adversity and never let anything stop your dreams. It didn’t take long for the design concept to materialize between IMKing’s Creative Designer, Brian Tampol, and Mass Hysteria Werx’s CEO, Brian Ortencio, who are both of Filipino backgrounds.
Check out the variations of the shirt under the cut.