Pacquiao on Ali's passing: "We lost a giant"
ABS-CBN Sports on Jun 04, 2016 01:50 PM
"Boxing benefitted from Muhammad Ali's talents, but not nearly as much as mankind benefitted from his humanity." - Manny Pacquiao (AP Photo)
As the world mourns the passing of boxing legend Muhammad Ali, one of the sport's future legends had some touching words for "The Greatest".
Eight division world champion Manny Pacquiao released a statement, Friday (Saturday afternoon, Manila time) calling Ali a "giant" and saying that there was more to Ali than just boxing.
We lost a giant today. You will always be GOAT. Our hearts and prayers go out to the Ali family. May God bless them. pic.twitter.com/g7s6GETODG— Manny Pacquiao (@mannypacquiao) June 4, 2016
"We lost a giant today. Boxing benefitted from Muhammad Ali's talents, but not nearly as much as mankind benefitted from his humanity."
Pacquiao was among the greats, like Mike Tyson, like Roy Jones Jr., like Floyd Mayweaher Jr., that followed in the footsteps of Ali, who will forever be considered as one of the biggest names in the history of "The Sweet Science."
Pacquiao himself, will one day be honored as a legend of the sport, but for now, he joins the whole world in celebrating the legacy of Muhammad Ali.