Skip to comments.Filipino Boxing Champ Manny Pacquiao to those attacking Asians: 'Fight me instead'
Posted on 04/02/2021 6:00:06 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao has emerged from training camp and senatorial duties to speak out against the recent spike in anti-Asian attacks in the United States.
The 42-year-old (professional record 62-7-1, 39 KOs), who is reportedly in talks to fight WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford in June, tweeted a message against discrimination in four different languages.
"Stop attacking Asians who can't defend themselves! Fight me instead," he added in Tagalog, Chinese and Korean alongside a photo of himself against images of elderly Asians who had been attacked in the US and their perpetrators.
Pacquiao announced in February that he was ready "to further add to my legacy in the sport of boxing" having been considered a champion in recess for the majority of the Covid-19 pandemic.
ESPN reported on Wednesday that "Pac Man" is in discussions to fight undefeated American Crawford (37-0, 28 KOs), according to a spokesperson for promoter Top Rank. It is rumoured the bout will be held in Abu Dhabi.
Crawford, 33, is considered to be one of the pound for pound best active fighters and is bigger in both weight and height. Neither boxer has directly confirmed a future bout nor that talks in the works.
Last week, Pacquiao tweeted a slow-motion highlight of a combination against Oscar de la Hoya, whom he fought in 2008. The 48-year-old De la Hoya is a former multiple-weight class champion and the founder of Golden Boy Promotions. Coincidentally, Pacquiao was his last professional fight but he has since announced a comeback bout against an unknown opponent in the summer.
Pacquiao, the only eight-division world champion and the only boxer to win world championships across four decades in the sport's history, remarkably enters his 26th year in pro boxing this year.
I can read Korean.
Where is there much anti-Asian violence in the USA, really? Is this not being made up by the Left?
That’s not how the knockout game is played.
Rick Moranis is about the only “pro” celebrity to be brought into the game.
I love Filipinos ! The young ladies and women especially. So lovely , friendly ,polite and sweet ..Some of the men, not so much . Got to watch them , they carry knives and have hot tempers. The only time I ever looked down the barrel of a loaded .38 call snubnose it was in the shaking hand of a Filipio neighbor . I told him that his pistol looked like a S&W Ladysmith , I’d recently bought for my wife . My lack of fear unnerved him . He out it down. To all the Filipinas out there : Mabuhay!
It never mattered to the media, corporations, or human rights groups until now.
So is he saying he wants to fight gangs of feral black youths?
Always has been attacks by certain protectes peoples on Asians. The left just decided to make it an issue when a rare white guy did something.
What does it say?
Random attacks by one race against the others is nothing new. They are now more emboldened because they feel immune from punishment and because they feel they are somehow victims of something.
I love Asians but I’m tempted to take Manny up on his challenge because then I will have beaten a title-holder.
Um, these thugs are not attacking other young men. They are attacking women, the elderly, and sometimes children.
They seem to have identified the man who attacked the Asian woman in the following video. He seems to have murdered his own mother, but was still walking around free.
Remind me which political party it was, who decided to shut down the mental hospitals, and set these people onto the streets?
Warning! Graphic and disturbing!
RE: Um, these thugs are not attacking other young men. They are attacking women, the elderly, and sometimes children.
You spoke too soon. A 38 year old Asian man was just attacked (sucker punched) in Central Park while he was out with is family.
Big Dem-run inner-cities.
It says “Instead, Fight With Me!” (the literal translation would be Instead: Me-With Fight!” )
A church vandalized with anti-Asian smears:
Speaking of boxers has anyone see DP from Staten Island around here lately?
My guess is that whites have mostly wised up to the knock out “game” so enjoyed by feral yutes, so the yutes have moved on to Asians, who haven’t wised up yet.
That would be rich...some New York democrat takes a crack at Manny or Roberto Duran!😎
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