Posted Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, at 2:39 PM
Mitt Romney and his wife, Ann Romney, sit ringside before Manny Pacquiao takes on Juan Manuel Marquez in their welterweight bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas
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Mitt Romney was ringside at the fourth fight between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez Saturday night. The defeated presidential candidate didn’t just watch the fight, he also visited Pacquiao in his dressing room to wish him well. In fact, according to the New York Times’ Greg Bishop, Romney went into Pacquiao's dressing room twice. Pacquaio is a congressman in the Philippines and has said he might run for president, notes the Associated Press.
“Then it got surreal,” writes Bishop. “In came Mitt Romney. Yes, that Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts governor and the presidential runner-up, every hair on his head in place. … His introduction was at once awkward and hilarious. ‘Hi Manny,’ he said. ‘I’m Mitt Romney. I ran for president. I lost.’” Marquez knocked out Pacquiao at 2:59 of the sixth round.