Backstreet Boys in Manila
MANNY FANS. The Backstreet Boys say they are big fans of the people's champ and want a rematch against Floyd Mayweather Jr. Photo by Paolo Abad/Rappler
MANILA, Philippines – The Backstreet Boys are apparently big fans of Manny Pacquiao.
During the group's concert on Tuesday, May 5 at the Mall of Asia Arena, the boys talked about the Filipino boxing champ to loud cheers from fans. (READ: In Twitter pics: Backstreet Boys in 2015 Manila concert)
"Thrilla in Manila, part 2, baby![…]" Howie D and Brian added.
"We’re big Manny Pacquiao fans, ” Nick added, which got the crowd cheering.
The @backstreetboys want a #MayPac rematch! They're big @MannyPacquiao fans. #IAWLTManila #BSBinMNL— Rappler (@rapplerdotcom)
Brian Littrell also came out wearing a shirt with the Pacman icon, which may or may not be a nod to Manny's nickname.
Additionally, the boys also commended one more Filipino superstar. Howie Dorough not only told the audience of his Filipino godmother, he mentioned Popstar Princess Sarah Geronimo, who he collaborated for the song “I’ll Be There, ” for one of her albums.
"Not only is my godmother Filipino from here... but I also personally had a chance to sing with one of the greatest artists here in the Philippines, Sarah Geronimo, " Howie said.