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Mitt Romney to Manny Pacquiao: 'I ran for president. I lost'

Posted By KATE STANTON, UPI.com   |   Dec. 9, 2012 at 10:35 AM   |   Comments

Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Mitt Romney has been seen pumping gas, riding roller coasters and shopping at Costco in various states of dishevelment since his painful loss to Barack Obama. But we've finally got a glimpse of the former Republican presidential candidate looking back to his normal self, not a hair out of place, at a boxing match in Las Vegas.

Joined by his wife, Ann, Romney took in a different kind of public beating on Saturday night, as he watched Juan Manuel Marquez defeat Manny Pacquiao from ringside seats at the MGM Grand.

According to CBS News, the former Republican presidential candidate visited Pacquiao in his dressing room before the fight, telling the world champion boxer, "Hello Manny, I ran for president. I lost."

The fight ended in the sixth round, with a right jab from Marquez that knocked Pacquiao out cold.

Twitter user @lesamoursmusic managed to capture Romney's reaction to the exact moment Pacquiao went down.

The Romneys were guests of Nevada State Athletic Commission chairman Bill Brady, a former Romney campaign fundraiser.

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