Pacquiao tells supporters: Don’t worry, just pray for me
HOLLYWOOD— While Floyd Mayweather Jr. spends the last two weeks of before the May 2 megabout praising himself, Manny Pacquiao, on the other hand, chooses to preach.
With the biggest bout of his life just around the corner, Pacquiao told Filipino journalists not be nervous and asked for prayers from his supports.
“God is good every time. He gives me strength that’s why huwag kayong kabahan basta ako naman ang lalaban sa taas ng ring. All I need is for you to pray for me and I will take care of it in the ring,” Pacquiao, a born-again Christian convert, said after he wrapping up his Monday workout at the Wild Card Boxing Club.
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When asked how he wants to win over the undefeated American Mayweather, Pacquiao said he’s leaving it all up to the Lord.
“Nasa kamay ng Panginoon yon. Hindi natin pwedeng pangunahan. Basta we’re doing our best in training nasa Panginoon yung blessing.”
Pacquiao also said his positive energy comes from God.
“I have peace of mind. God is with me. His strength is with me everyday. Relax na relax ako.”
The eight-division champion even quoted a bible verse he seemed to have memorized not only in his mind but also in heart.
“Do not fear when I’m with you, do not be in dismay for I’m your God, I will strengthen you and help you and I will hold you with my righteous hand. Isaiah 41:10.”
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