Manny Pacquiao In Talks To Switch From Nike To Jordan Brand
Manny Pacquiao will go down in history as one of Nike’s most celebrated professional athletes, forging a legacy of success and competition while bringing Nike to a sports-crazed Filipino nation. The global impact of Manny Pacquiao as the ‘Michael Jordan of boxing’ was unfathomable, but major plans were indeed in the works when Nike and Manny signed a major endorsement contract extension in the Summer of 2011. We can still count on Manny being the international phenomenon that he is, but it might not be with the Nike Swoosh in his corner; Manny Pacquiao and his legal counsel known as the Creative Talent & Advisory Group, LLC (‘CTAG’) are in talks with Nike of making the switch to Jordan Brand as the iconic logo to push his brand, deeming the ‘Michael Jordan of boxing’ title all the more accurate.
Manny and CTAG cite numerous reasons for this switch; for one, Manny is a huge basketball fan and own his own pro-basketball team in the Philippines, and many of his fans in Asia consider the Jumpman more of a recognizable and iconic logo than Nike’s Swoosh. Notwithstanding, this deal stands to benefit all parties included. This switch could potentially allow Manny and his brand to make stronger impressions on a global level while giving Jordan Brand its first athlete to possibly match Michael Jordan’s cultural impact. As for Nike, which can understandably seem like the odd man out, Jordan Brand is a subsidiary of Nike, so Jordan Brand’s success with Manny will also be Nike’s. Your thoughts on this switch – on Nike letting go one of its major endorsees and Jordan Brand gaining yet another marketable boxing superstar since Roy Jones Jr.? Let us know in the comments section below and be sure to stick with Sneaker News for more updates regarding this switch. via boxingscene
I must say that I am a big Jordan and Pacquaio fan and collect both Michael Jordan ONLY shoes as well as Manny Pacquaio shoes. I don't want see another athlete's name behind the JB. It just doesn't work! I like my Jumpman Logo Jordan's only. And I like my MP logo only on Pacquaio shoes! This is a big NO NO! It will only diminish the MP brand forever!
damn,its all about money fellows, the hungrier you are the better hmmmm tsk tsk....if you give some profits to the poor people i`m in.....
No, that be pretty dumb and just be ridiculous. Jordan= basketball while Nike = all sport. Plus what does a boxer look like having his own basketball ball sneaker. I can understand if they take one of the many JB sneakers and do a color way for the boxer but sponsoring him will just make the brand look dumb. JB should just focus on making awesome color ways, making instant classics, and stick to their star player , Michael Jordan. Theirs reason why the brand is called "Jordan."
@platano4LIFE- dont dis the filipinos. have you been there? only part you see in CNN are the poor part of the philippines. dont be such a smart ass on saying they cant afford jordans you fuck
JB had Roy Jones Jr on they roster at one point *but he disappeared off the team Jordan page of their website.
this is a big no first of all jordan = basketball pacquiao = boxing....... Pacquiao a basketball player?
Stay with Nike Sportswear. Just hire back the filipino designer that worked on his first line of product.
Man I wouldnt dare! If anything I'd go to adidas. I hear they given away major cake over there. Ask D. Rose.
Nike had him at 35k/year at one point. They've made as much as they could off of him and see no more use for him. And here we go with the Floyd ducking Manny comments. Please familiarize yourself with boxing and the on going situation. The reason they aren't fighting on May 5th is all on Pacquiao's camp. Bob Arum claimed that a cut from November's "victory" won't heal in time for the fight, but would be ready for June which is when Mayweather will be serving a jail sentence that he got pushed back for a proposed fight.
WRONG MOVE!!! Jordan labels DON'T SELL!!! Look at...DWades, Melos,...they gather dust on NDC, HOH, Eastbay and outlets. Now check all swoosh ones...KDIVs, Kobes, Lebrons...their limited release are all SOLD OUT and even dominating eBay sneakers courtesy of those greedy resellers. Historically speaking, Jordan brands work only if identifiable with Michael himself. This the beginning of the death of Pacquaio sneakers. I am fortunate I was to buy a few of swoosh-MP sneakers. They are now collectible items. Nike would surely feel the pinch sudden drop in sales of the Jordan-MP shoes. Whosoever are MPs advisers are bunch of knuckleheads!!!...like Gayducker.
only reason idk if its a good idea is cuz outside the AJ line...JB lags it pretty bad...hoefully they give him the sig line he deserves but idk..
FILIPINOS ALREADY THE NUMBER ONE BUYER OF JORDANS SO I GUESS THATS A SMART MOVE BUT I RATHER SEE SOME MAYWETHER JORDANS LOL
And Floyd doesn't want a 50/50 split. He didn't want a 55/45 winner takes the higher percentage of PPV buys. Pacman agreed to testing, a 50/50 split of PPV buys (which he clearly has earned). It's on Mayweather's camp too. It isn't Pacman's fault that Mayweather's going to jail for assaulting his ex. I hope JB does a nice shoe for Pacman.
Again, the American consumer fails to realize that U.S. sales are just a fraction of the big picture. Most profit generated from the Nike Pacquiao line comes from Asia. The fact that it's switching over to Jordan Brand, a brand more recognized and beloved in that region of the world, will only boost sales. You really think a multi-billion dollar company like Nike DOESN'T know what it's doing? You think Pacquiao 'retiring' soon is going to hurt sales in any way? As long as Pacquiao is alive, sales will be had. The Nike Basketball sigs that you speak of are just a tiny lump in the overall sum. 70% of Nike's sales/revenue comes from international football (soccer).
WTF??!! Who the hell lied to you?? Filipino's the number one buyer of Jordans?? Without sounding like a douche a great percentage of their country could barely afford to buy Jordans, smh. Ludicrous statement.
That's because he doesn't deserve a 50/50 split. Check his payout amounts history, Mayweather is offering him an amount that could get Pac as much as he has made in his last 5 fights all together. Smh, it's funny how people comment on boxing without knowing a damn thing about the business. Arum is Pacman's puppet master. While some of Pacs fights net about 30 mil he gets about 2-6 mil. While Arum takes 10+..... Floyd offering him bank and he wants more, and by him I mean Arum. He gets rid of Arum he gets his biggest payout in his career. Btw, Floyd is the highest selling PPV period, check the numbers. He doesn't need Pac, Pac needs him.
racist right there..what you think of filipinos? all poor? ok your rich ..nut accept it , filipinos/asian got more swagg than you bitch..
Guess what? Mayweather would also make as much has his last 5 fights together. It's a huge payday for him too. You Flomo's need to stop crying about what Bob Arum's cut off Manny is. That isn't the issue. No one gives a shit about that. The issue is about having a fair split of the purse among the fighters. Also, for the record, Floyd said he wants 100% of the PPV revenue. Meaning Manny gets none. That's an idiotic request.