Romney peps-up Manny Pacquiao with 'running for president and losing' quip before bout!

Last Updated: Mon, Dec 10, 2012 07:24 hrs

Defeated Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney was a guest ringside at the fourth fight between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez on Saturday night.

Romney also met Pacquiao in his dressing room before the fight, wishing him well in the bout.

"Hello Manny. I ran for president. I lost," Romney told the fighter, according to Pacquiao publicist Fred Sternburg.

According to the Huffington Post, Pacquiao is a congressman in the Philippines, and has said previously he might run one day for the president of his country.

Romney and his wife, Ann, were guests of Nevada State Athletic Commission chairman Bill Brady at the fight at the MGM Grand hotel arena, the report said. (ANI)

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