Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao’s entrance entourage raised the world’s eyebrows on Sunday (AEST) as fight fans settled in for the anticipated bout between the boxing megastars.
The more understated Pacquiao was accompanied to the ring by Las Vegas comedian and late night television host Jimmy Kimmel, who was uncharacteristically dressed in all black, with a wide brim hat and gold bling.
But even more bizarrely – yet true to his form – Mayweather’s high-profile entrance included a mix of weird and wealth – he came out with pop star Justin Bieber and ‘The Burger King’ man.
Take a look at Kimmel’s blue steel face while sheepishly supporting the ‘Pacman’.
— MoniKa Platek (@MonikaPlatek) May 3, 2015
But things got really creepy with the petulant Bieber and plastic mask-wearing Burger King man supporting Mayweather,
With an eager audience already restless because of a long undercard and a slight delay due to a power failure, it didn’t take much for their focus to be rattled by the additions.
— Ming-Na Wen (@MingNa) May 3, 2015
Mayweather has Bieber in his entourage? No matter what happens tonight he has lost.
— Chris Smith (@HumpDogStudios) May 3, 2015
Before the fight, Kimmel tweeted a little preview of what he was going to wear, although the hat became a huge talking point once on his head.
As for Bieber, it isn’t the first time he has been by Mayweather’s side while The Burger King man’s inclusion is as weird as this advertisement for the fast food chain he features in. [jwplayer player=”1″ mediaid=”255247″]
— SHOWTIME SPORTS (@SHOsports) May 3, 2015