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Cash and Honor: Manny Pacquiao on Mayweather and Medical Marijuana

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By: Elena Grace Flores

The Filipino boxing legend, Manny Pacquiao adds to his legacy and fuels hopes for a rematch with Floyd Mayweather. This is after outboxing Broner over 12 rounds. His defeat versus the latter was so controversial that this would garner more cash. Pacquiao already has the honor for being a great fighter. On top of that, a Chinese brand Anta Sports provides the boxing champ his attire. The logo is obvious during his every fight since their deal becomes final in November 2016. The Chinese brand certainly has a pretty good week right after that match. Back home, the great pride of the Philippines speaks in favor of medical marijuana that some Filipinos are still not ready to take. z

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[VIDEO]: The Filipino boxing champ insinuates that his and Floyd Mayweather’s paths always crosses and that he has no problem with medical marijuana.

Not Just the Waray Connection

Pacquiao and Bongbong Marcos who is the VP Protestant against the presumptive VP, Leni Robredo have something else in common besides bearing the banner of the Nacionalista Party when the Senator joins the party in 2019 to 2010. They both trace their roots to Leyte . Their respective moms, Aling Dionisia Pacquiao, and former First Lady Imelda Romualdez-Marcos are proud Warays. Rumors have it that Pacquiao is also a top contender for Philippine presidential election, 2022 just like Marcos. President Rodrigo Duterte separately said that he intends to make either of them as his successor. The two politicians are also pro-Arroyo. So, it is unlikely that they would ever run against each other.

Mayweather Crosses Paths with Mayweather

It might be a coincidence that Manny Pacquiao always crosses paths with retired American boxer Floyd Mayweather. The first one was during the clash between the Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Lakers on January 22. Pacquiao and Mayweather met again the US this 2019. Last January 9, the two boxers met in the NBA’s Filipino Heritage Night. In Las Vegas, the American paid the Filipino boxer a visit ahead of his fight against 4-division world champion Adrien Broner. Mayweather also managed to watch his former opponent retain his World Boxing Association regular welterweight belt.

Medical Marijuana is Okay

President Du30 will support any bill that will seek the legalization of medical marijuana. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo notes that Du30 has already made his stand on several instances favoring the legalization of medical marijuana. This goes the same with Pacquiao too who has nothing against it for as long as it is for medical .use.

Better Off Staying Retired

Pacquiao just unloads a verbal left straight on Mayweather’s jaw. With Mayweather still receiving harsh criticisms for feasting on a hapless and inexperienced Tenshin Nasukawa. This is during their exhibition bout last December. Meanwhile, Pacquiao impressively dispatched Broner, a fighter 11 years younger and a former four-division boxing champion. Pacquiao basically stated that he can still take on top-level opposition and that Mayweather is better off staying retired if he will just pick on newspaper boys.

Cash and Honor

Senator Pacquaio might like to prove that his previous defeat against Mayweather was unfair to him but he also can’t deny that loads of cash are at stake should a rematch realizes between them. The money from endorsements and other sponsorships may not be able to match that. On the other hand, Pacquiao remains honorable even without such an exhibition. He is one boxing icon that many professionals in his field support. As what his wife, Jinkee Pacquiao discloses, the possibility for both to be facing each other again inside the ring is only 5 between 1 to 10.

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