Manny Pacquiao is the 48th boxer seeking to beat Floyd Mayweather. If he emerges victorious in their May 2 megafight in Las Vegas, he can teach the American an experience he has never faced before – the taste of defeat.
But for the Filipino ring icon that is not the message he wants to impart to the lavish Mayweather.
“I want to teach him a lesson,” he told Balitanghali in an interview during his training in Los Angeles. “To be a good person, to be an example for everybody. To let him know that there is God and we should humble ourselves before God.”
Mayweather lives a lavish lifestyle and is particularly proud of the riches he makes as a boxer. The fighter has also run into trouble outside the ring, having been convicted twice of domestic abuse.
His profile could not be more different from Pacquiao, who serves as the Sarangani representative in the House of Representatives and is known for spending his money for charity work.
Asked how he would put the lesson across to the pound-for-pound king, Pacquiao, a devout Christian, said he would do it with his mouth and not with his fists.
“After the fight if I have a chance, I can share the gospel. I can share the Word of God,” he said. –