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Mayweather vs Pacquiao: These t-shirts are talking more trash than the fighters

Fighter-promoting fashion is slaying it this week in Las Vegas.

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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

What's a little merchandise sniping? Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao has kicked up a lot of discussion, debate, previews, analysis, and some just plain ol' nonsense, and these t-shirts probably qualify as plain ol' nonsense. That said, they're pretty fun.

Mayweather's team sold (and sold out of) a t-shirt depicting the fighter superimposed over the colors of the Filipino flag:

mayweather tshirt

Pacquiao, a legit national hero and even an elected official in the Philippines, didn't really care, though:

"That's good," Pacquiao said, before creasing up with laughter. "I like that. He wants to join our team. TMT - The Manny Team."

Not content to go quietly, another t-shirt, a pro-Manny work of art, picked up some attention at yesterday's arrival events. That one is displayed up at the top of this article, and is a fan-made piece, depicting a Pacman eating a dollar sign. If Pacquiao wins, that one might need to go up for sale. Or perhaps someone will just steal the design and put it on redbubble or etsy and make life easier for those who want it. Or harder. Maybe it'll be a $70 Gildan t-shirt.

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