Manny Pacquiao blasts Floyd Mayweather for being ‘uneducated’
Milan Ordoñez on Oct 13, 2014 10:44 AM
MANILA – Manny Pacquiao had just joined the list of Floyd Mayweather’s critics for the latter’s apparent illiteracy. In late August, a recording from New York City’s hip-hop radio station Power 105 surfaced, revealing Mayweather’s struggles to read a 10-second drop for the morning show “The Breakfast Club.” Rapper Curtis Jackson, aka “50 Cent”, who ironically is Mayweather’s former business partner and confidante, was the first in line to take jabs at the number one pound-for-pound boxer through a video he released on Instagram. “If you could read a full page off a Harry Potter book, n***a, I’ll give $750,000 to whatever charitable organization you want to,” Jackson said in his video. “F*** the bucket of ice!” Most recently, eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao joined the fray, as he threw out his own set of verbal tirades towards his long-time paper rival. “I think I finally understand him, what he says, how he acts, and I don’t like it,” Pacquiao said in an interview with Jerry Izenberg of NJ.com. “But what l learned and heard from him, well, I realize why he is like that. I understand sometimes when the people are not educated they just talk to talk. He sets a very bad example." The reigning WBO welterweight champion also took shots at Mayweather’s undefeated win-loss slate, adding that it is not a compelling measure of excellence in boxing. "You talk pound-for-pound best, or undefeated champion,” Pacquiao continued. “If you don’t defend against the best, none of that means anything."