Friday, January 1, 2010

Sherlock Holmes says Pacquiao will beat Mayweather

LONDON (1st UPDATE) - Two popular Hollywood celebrities believe that Filipino boxing champ Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao will win in his next major fight against undefeated Floyd Mayweather Jr., in March.

Pacquiao drew support from big-time movie icons Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law, who both share stellar roles in the most anticipated movie of the year, “Sherlock Holmes”.

Both stars also admit the Pacman has somehow influenced some of their action fight scenes as the movie "Sherlock Holmes" hits the big screen worldwide on Christmas Day. The movie will be shown in the Philippines on January 8.

ABS-CBN Europe News Bureau was the only Filipino television network invited to the red carpet premiere of the movie at the Empire Theatre in Leicester Square, London.

Downey and Law took up formal lessons in martial arts and boxing to prepare for their roles. They said they are big fans of Pacquiao.

"I'm a huge fan of Pacquiao and he's the pound-for-pound the best boxer in the world at the moment," Law said.

"But that interesting thing about boxing and martial arts and why i get so nervous, anybody can win at anytime," added Downey.

Even British Director Guy Ritchie is a fan of the Pacman. Ritchie was one of those who could not believe that Pacquiao would demolish their boxing hero, Ricky Hatton, in just 2 rounds.

"You got a dangerous guy there brother," Ritchie said.

Ritchie, Downey and Law are open to suggestions to do independent films, which is becoming a popular and rewarding trend in the movie business, especially in the Philippines.

They believe “Sherlock Holmes” will be widely accepted even in the Philippines because it's action-packed and challenges the intellectual mind.

A fictional British detective, Sherlock Holmes embodies the gift of seeing beyond the obvious, and discerning the truth from within the haze of deception.

Created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in the 1800, the brilliant detective has become one of pop culture's most enduring figures whose adventures are among the most widely read in the history of the English language.

The movie also stars Rachel McAdams and Mark Strong.

~ abs cbn news