Romney attends the Pacquiao fight in Vegas

“Hello Manny. I ran for president. I lost," Romney reportedly said

Jillian Rayfield
December 9, 2012 10:31PM (UTC)

Mitt and Ann Romney were spotted ringside at the boxing match between Juan Manuel Marquez and Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas on Saturday night, in which Pacquiao lost.

Romney also met Pacquiao before the fight to wish him luck. According the AP, Pacquiao's publicist Fred Sternburg says that Romney added: "Hello Manny. I ran for president. I lost."


The AP writes: "The Romneys arrived during the undercard, drawing little reaction from the crowd."

Here's video of Romney meeting Pacquiao before the fight:

Jillian Rayfield

Jillian Rayfield is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on politics. Follow her on Twitter at @jillrayfield or email her at

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