Hours after Manny Pacquiao fought Shane Mosley for the WBO welterweight title in Las Vegas, the Filipino man-for-all-seasons was on stage at the Mandalay Bay Hotel to fulfill his second passion— singing.
This is video of Pacquiao belting out the old Ritchie Valens hit La Bamba before an enthusiastic and appreciative crowd of fans.
How can Pacquiao be so composed to sing after 12 rounds of boxing? Well it's pretty darn easy WHEN YOU DON'T GET HIT AND THE OTHER GUY REFUSES TO FIGHT!
Pacquiao scored a unanimous decision victory over Mosley on Saturday to retain his title, but the fight was marked by Mosley's continuous and curious decision to evade Pacquiao for most of the fight.
Pacquiao threw more than twice as many punches as Mosley, including a straight left that put Mosley on the canvas in the third round.
Clearly, that's why he had the energy to go and sing after the bout.
Pacquiao not only dabbles in music—he dropped a CD single remake of Dan Hill's Sometimes When We Touch last week—but he is also a Congressman in the Philippines.
And, uh, obviously Sometimes When We Touch was NOT the theme song for the Pacquiao-Mosley fight, since barely any touching, at least by Mosley, went on during the fight.
Despite predictions of a lot of action, since Pacquiao likes to press the issue, Mosley backpedaled the whole night.