Muhammad Ali goes for Pacquiao
The legend has spoken and he chose Manny Pacquiao to win over Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Boxing icon of all time Muhammad Ali is picking the eight-division champion from the Philippines, according to his daughter Rasheda Ali.
“My dad is Team Pacquiao all the way!" Rasheda Ali told TMZ. "My dad really likes Manny. He’s a huge fan of his."
Ali’s daughter said Ali and Pacquiao have been friends for years. Their first when the Filipino superstar attended Ali’s 70th birthday party in 2012.
Rasheda shared what her father like most about how Pacquiao behaves himself outside the ring.
"He knows Manny’s a great fighter … but it’s more about what he does outside the ring. He’s such a charitable person," said Rasheda.
As much as the legendary boxer wanted to watch the super fight live, the 73-year-old boxing legend has Parkinson’s disease and the stress and the crowds at the MGM Grand Arena will be too much for him.
However, Rasheda said her father will be watching the fight on pay-per-view.
Meanwhile, Ali’s other daughter Laila earlier predicted that Mayweather will beat Pacquiao.
Laila, a retired boxer herself, said the talent of the undefeated American boxer will be too much for Pacquiao.
Telling to boxing scene,"I’ll probably go with Mayweather because he is a skilled fighter. He is a superior talent, Pacquiao is a great fighter, but I always go with skills over just being a brawler like Pacquiao.”