Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx will be singing the national anthem on Saturday when Floyd Mayweather takes on Manny Pacquiao
TMZ broke the news that Jamie Foxx will be gracing us with his presence on Saturday night and we’re all being gifted a musical performance from the actor. Foxx is no stranger to the boxing ring and will be leading the national anthem for one of the biggest fights in the sports history.
Jamie Foxx plays Mike Tyson in an upcoming biopic movie but we will be seeing the actor in the ring sooner than we thought. Foxx singing the national anthem on Saturday is just one more reason to tune in and enjoy the super fight between superstars Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao.
Foxx has some boxing (movie) experience when he played Muhammad Ali’s right hand man Drew Bundini Brown in the biopic ‘Ali’, so he won’t be out of place on Saturday. Another reason he won’t be out of place is the fact that he is an A list celebrity, one of many that will be in attendance at the greatest fight of this generation…we hope.
The fight is long overdue with many people believing it should have happened five years ago when the two men were in their prime. I’m just excited it’s finally happening, regardless of the time frame it’s come at. These two men are pretty much the only reasons to get excited about boxing in this day and age.
The UFC has really come in and taken over the combat sporting world, with boxing taking a major back seat. However Mayweather v Pacquiao has rejuvenated the sport and gotten the entire world talking about boxing again. If Mayweather pulls off the win it will no doubt cement his claims of being the best boxer ever.
Personally I’m hoping Pacquiao pulls off an upset and ends Mayweather’s unbeaten record, I’m a sucker for an under dog. The announcement that Jamie Foxx is singing the national anthem is just one of a billion reasons to get excited about the event. Whatever happens in the ring, history will be made on Saturday.
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