Contrary to previous reports that Charice will sing the Philippine National Anthem in the Pacquiao-Clottey bout, Arnel Pineda, the Filipino front man of Journey, confirms that he was personally invited by Pacquiao to sing “Lupang Hinirang” in his upcoming fight.
“I'll be going to Dallas to sing in Manny's fight. I’m really happy because it'll finally push through. ” the Filipino frontman of popular American rock band “Journey” said.
Arnel said he was not able to sing in Pacquiao’s previous fights because of his hectic schedule as Journey’s vocalist.
The much-awaited fight of Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao against Ghanaian Joshua “The Grand Master” Clottey will be held on March 13 (March 14 in Manila) at the Cowboys Stadium in Dallas, Texas.