Manny thanks Floyd for remembering him


GENERAL SANTOS CITY—World eight-division boxing champ and Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao refused to stoop to Floyd Mayweather’s Twitter swipe, saying Christmas season is a time to ponder God’s profound love for humanity.

“I’m thanking Floyd Mayweather that he has not forgotten me. I’m glad that he is still thinking of me,” Pacquiao told the Inquirer.

Pacquiao claimed he is busy doing some charity works like visiting a sick friend and giving gifts to the needy, among others.

“Christmas reminds us of God’s greatest love for us. He teaches us to love even our enemies. So, I won’t say anything that would hurt anybody,” Pacquiao said.

On Monday, Floyd Mayweather Jr.  posted a collage of photos aimed at deriding the Filipino ring icon. It spoke about how Mayweather feels regarding the much-awaited showdown between him and Pacquiao.

Boxing fans around the world drool to see the Pacquiao-Mayweather megabout.

On his website,, Pacquiao put up a wholesome Christmas card with a greeting “Wishing you a blessed holiday season.”

In the same site, Pacquiao also posted a message, “Manny Pacquiao loves every one of you and wishes you a very Merry Christmas! Remember this is the season to celebrate the birth of Jesus and remember His love for us. Please share that same love with everyone around you and God Bless.”

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  • kinutil

    Alam nyo mayroong binibigay ang Panginoon na Talino sa bawat isa sa atin na kung hindi natin ito gamitin ay kukunin balik ng Panginoon. Ang boxing ay isang uri ng sport at ito ang talent na binigay ng Dios kay Paquiao at ginampanan niya ito ng maayos kaya biniBless siya ng Panginoon. “SINONG TAO PULITIKO OKON LEADER NG SIMBAHAN KASAMA NA ANG SARILI NATIN ANG NAGBIBIGAY NG TULONG SA MGA NANGANGAILANGAN NA GAMIT ANG SARILING PERA? ANG IPOKRITO AY YONG TAONG MADALDAL NGUNIT WALANG NAGAWA SA KAPWA AT LALO NA SA SARILING PAMILYA.

  • ysabel912

    Dump all your corrupt advisers to include Erap, Binay, Chavit Singson etc. at maniwala ako sayo na ikaw ay talagang namumuhay ng ayon sa gusto ng Panginoon. Nasisira ka dahil sa mga taong nakapaligid sayo na hindi mo kayang paghindian. Nagpapakita lang yan gn inyong kahinaan sa pananampalataya.

  • batangpaslit

    Mayweather must be fuming mad because Manny ignored his pasaring…..hahaha

  • frieda09

    ipokrito yang si Pacquiao. Nagsasalita kunwari ng tungkol sa Diyos e nananakit siya ng kalaban, magkakuwarta lang! Ang itinuturo sa Bibliya ay WWAG MANAKIT sa kapwa. Mas ipokrito at mayabang pa siya ke Mayweather. Tapos ginawang hero dito sa atin? Pambansang kamao? Kabanalan ba ang manuntok ng kapwa? Dapat tanungin niya sa Diyos kung ok ang manuntok tapos nagdadasal pa kunwari.Kasalanan ang aggression o nananalkit ng kapwa.

    • Toby Maguire

      Si Haring David, mahal na mahal ng Diyos…pero si Haring David, hindi lang nanakit ng tao, pumatay pa ng libo-libo. Ano say mo mare?

      • batangpaslit

        misapplied nga ang sinabi nia.
        pag kulang sa dunong, akala nila wasto na ang sinasabi nila

    • aryel

      Isip isip din pag may time bago mag post. Sabi nga nila, “think before you click”

      • batangpaslit

        sinabi mo

    • screwdisk

      What do you think you are also doing in this post? Aren’t you doing evilness on it?

      • batangpaslit

        you said it

    • Imeldita

      Kasalanan din po ang magdaldal na hindi nag iisip. I’m sure you nag so much that people around you cover their ears. haha.

      • batangpaslit


    • batangpaslit

      your view is grossly distorted and misapplied.
      you are clueless to distinguish sports from the cruelty you are attempting to describe.
      kung sundin ang sinasabi mo, di bawal mag sundalo at bawal pag pulis dahil sinanay ang sundalo at pulis kung paano gamitin ang baril sa pagkitil ng buhay ng kalaban at nang masasamang alagad.
      ikaw ang ipokrito

    • LEO

      galing mo naman isa kang huwarang tanga

  • jbadge

    Manny, you’re a class act! No worries, most people know the real score- Mayweather fears you. He’s a coward by giving so many justifications not to fight you. He is such a loser and a bottom-dweller for posting those comments.

    • i_am_light

      1. floyd don’t know to operate things with electricity
      2. justin beaver is the one maintaining his fb account

    • batangpaslit

      right on J. you summed it up beautifully

  • Mao Insek-tung

    Asarin mo rin para tumaas PPV mo. Hindi ka marunong magbenta sa sarili mo kaya tumatabang na nanonood sayo. Tingnan mo sina Ali, Tyson, Duran atbp. Marunong mag hype sa mga susunod na laban nila. Nagpe-predict sila kung kelan nila mana-knockout kalaban nila kay yung mga tao talagang inaabangan yung round na yun. Di tulad mo na sinabi mo pang ‘boxing is not aboiut kiling each other’, ayun bagsak na PPV mo, kasi ang inaabangan ng tao yung KO. Parang Tyson lan yan na hindi ka makakurap kasi baka ma-miss mo yung KO punch nya.

    • nakabahag

      nahhh…the simplicity of Manny changed the way the world look at boxers. Even the brawler Tyson seemed to have been tamed by Manny’s niceness, even in just a little way.

  • True_Brown

    You’re brilliant Manny as you are simply moved by the Holy Spirit. You are inspiration and a blessing to Christians all over the world.God bless you and keep you always

    • frieda09

      Moved by the spirit of aggression kamo, na evil. Hindi galing sa Diyos ang spirito ng pananakit sa kapwa para kumita. Manong baguhin natin ang ating pananaw tungkol sa kabanalan.

      • batangpaslit

        hindi wasto ang pagkaalam tungkol sa pananakit
        kung tutuo na alam mo ang nasulat sa Banal na Aklat, paano si Samson?
        kung di mo alam kung ano ang ginawa ni Samson, magsaliksik ka muna

    • batangpaslit


  • Future2016

    Salute to Manny

  • mamerto

    Come on, Manny.
    Show this bum what class and culture is all about.

    • batangpaslit


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