Floyd Mayweather Spars With Manny Pacquiao....Over Gay Marriage
Finally, Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiado square off.....and predictably, it happens nowhere near a boxing ring.
A battle between the two multi-division champions and pound-for-pound greats may be boxing's last uncontested dream match. Yet as negotiation after negotiation to make the bout happen falls through again and again, the two have finally traded shots over Pacquiao's denouncement of gay marriage.
In his native Philippines, where he holds a legislative seat, Pacquiao recently told the country's National Conservative Examiner how he really felt toward U.S. President Barack Obama's public endorsement of same-sex marriage's American legalization. "God only expects man and woman to be together and to be legally married, only if they so are in love with each other," he said. "It should not be of the same sex so as to adulterate the altar of matrimony like in the days of Sodom and Gomorrah of Old."
Not one to be outdone, Mayweather fired back an opposing stance today, TMZ reports.
"I stand behind President Obama and support gay marriage," tweeted Mayweather, who spent his Cinco de Mayo recently winning an exciting decision over Miguel Cotto. "I"m an American citizen and I believe people should live their life the way they want."
Let's not forget, it's not like Mayweather's tolerance should ever have him coming off smelling like a rose. This is the same fighter that in 2010 remarked of a possible fight with Pacquiao, "As soon as we come off vacation, we're going to cook that little yellow chump. We ain't worried about that. So they ain't gotta worry about me fighting the midget . . . Once I stomp the midget, I'll make that motherf**ker make me a sushi roll and cook me some rice."