Fight day is here — and the stars haven taken notice! Celebs like Justin Bieber, Mark Wahlberg and more have taken sides in the highly-anticipated Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao matchup. Find out who’s rooting for who!
Fans and celebrities alike have been buzzing about Floydand Manny Pacquiao, 36, getting in the ring against each other for months, and the day is finally here! With huge bets and bragging rights on the line, the stars are taking sides, and we’ve rounded up a list of which celebs each of the boxers has in his corner. Here’s who your fave stars are rooting for!
Who Will Win Mayweather/Pacquiao Fight? Celebs Pick Sides
Floyd’s biggest celeb supporter is no surprise — Justin Bieber, 21, has been publicly backing him since 2012! The singer has even gone in the ring with Floyd in the past, so he’s made it absolutely no secret that he’s pulling for the longtime champ in what might be his biggest fight yet.
We know the Biebs isn’t bringing any of his ladies to the matchup, so he’ll be able to focus all his attention on Floyd. On April 29, he even took to Instagram to promote his guy. “Make sure to get PPV and support the champ @floydmayweather this Saturday!” he captioned a promotional poster.
But who else is on Floyd’s side? And who is on Manny’s? Here’s a list!
Team Mayweather Celebrity Supporters
Tom Brady, 37, reportedly appealed directly to CBS president Leslie Moonves to score tickets to the fight, and according to Sports Illustrated, he’s even FaceTimed with Mayweather ahead of the bout. In a promo for the fight, the Super Bowl champion even admits, “It’s always about the ‘Money’!” Yeah, it’s pretty clear these two are pals!
is also “Team Money,” and gives a very specific prediction in the fight commercial. “Mayweather, seventh round, knockout,” he hypothesizes, confidently.
Following suit, Diddy, 45, is taking Mayweather’s side, as well, announcing, “This fight is gonna come down to heart. Mayweather is the champion.” If you say so!
Floyd will have the support of Jamie Foxx, 47, too. “This has been a long time coming,” he reveals. “It’s ‘Money’, man!”
Team Pacquiao Celebrity Supporters
But Manny will have some A-list support of his own!
Mark Wahlberg, 43, is “going with Team PacMan,” he announces — and he’s so confident, that he’s even bet $250,000 on it. To make things even more interesting…the bet is against Diddy! Let the trash talking commence!
Pacquiao also has one very sexy lady on his side — Adriana Lima, 33. “The fight of the century,” she admits before revealing her choice in just one simple word: “Pacquiao!” Lucky dude, huh?!
Finally, is in Manny’s corner, too. “Never discount Manny’s ability,” he taunts in the promo.
It’s definitely going to be a big night with LOTS of celebs watching and making their pics, but HollywoodLifers, we want to know — who are you taking in this fight!? Let us know in the comments section!
— Alyssa Norwin