Muhammad Ali's daughter: 'My dad is Team Pacquiao all the way'

Milan Ordoñez on Mar 31, 2015 07:20 PM
Muhammad Ali's daughter: My dad's Team Pacquiao all the way
Photo credit: Muhammad Ali Official Facebook fan page

MANILA - The one and only man deemed as "The Greatest" in boxing made his pick for the upcoming May 2nd mega bout.

Muhammad Ali spoke through daughter Rasheda to answer the sport's biggest question today: Floyd Mayweather Jr. or Manny Pacquiao?

"My dad is Team Pacquiao all the way," Rasheda told TMZ. "My dad really likes Manny. He's a huge fan of his."

Rasheda adds that her father and the Filipino boxing icon "have been friends for years", noting that Pacquiao was even attended Ali's 70th birthday celebration in 2012.

But it was "Pacman's" persona both inside and outside the ring that drew the admiration of Ali.

"He knows Manny's a great fighter. but it's more about what he does outside the ring," Rasheda adds. "He's such a charitable person."


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