Sunday, January 19, 2014

Pacquiao to Mayweather: A Gentleman’s Fight for Charity

[Manny Pacquiao & Floyd Mayweather, Jr. - image from]

In reply to Floyd Mayweather’s fight proposal parodies, Manny Pacquiao finally accepted the challenge and counter on condition that they fight for charity.  A true gentleman’s fight. “Forget the purse, Let’s fight for charity!”  The Filipino boxing hero rules out Mayweather’s parodies in assuming Pacquiao was only prolonging acceptance to Mayweather’s challenge just to gain more money at stake for his tax problems.

In an interview with Pacquiao said, “I’m not desperate to fight him just for the sake of money or material things,"  He further dared Mayweather to draft and sign a deal contract that both of them will not receive anything out of the fight and donate the proceeds to charity.  Pacquiao also expressed his agreement on any kind of random drug testing in aid of a clean fight.  Mayweather was aligned with the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) whereas Pacquiao has recently been tested under Voluntary Anti-Doping Agency (VADA) during his fight against Brandon Rios last November 2013.

Mayweather who is currently in South Africa continue to assail Pacquiao’s credibility while Pacquiao continue serving as a congressman of his region in Southern Philippines. On issues about his tax obligations, Pacquiao remains consistent that he was religiously paying his obligations and that the matter is now being settled by his lawyers. He however stressed that,.“I’m a lawmaker and I’m a law-abiding citizen."

And for Mayweather, Pacquiao has one final challenge, “Floyd, if you’re a real man, fight me, Let’s do it for the love of boxing and for the fans. Let’s do it not for the sake of money. Let’s make the boxing fans happy.  The only way he can avoid facing me in the ring is to retire from boxing.”

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