Everyone with an opinion will voice it as get closer to the May 2 Mayweather vs. Pacquiao showdown. That includes fans, pundits, and apparently former fighters as well. Namely, The Champ: Muhammad Ali.
According to Ali’s daughter, he is pulling for Pacquiao. This may be driven by personal reasons as it sounds like Ali is closer to Pacquiao than Mayweather, which may stem from Floyd talking as much as he does. Interesting, as that’s why Ali was so beloved.
“The Greatest” has picked a side in the fight of the century — with Muhammad Ali’s daughter telling TMZ Sports, “My dad is Team Pacquiao all the way!”
We spoke with Rasheda Ali — who’s very close with her dad — and she tells us, “My dad really likes Manny. He’s a huge fan of his.”
“He knows Manny’s a great fighter … but it’s more about what he does outside the ring. He’s such a charitable person.”
Rasheda says Manny and her father have been friends for years — and he even came to Muhammad’s 70th birthday party back in 2012.
As for Floyd Mayweather, Rasheda tells us her dad respects him as a fighter — but says he and Muhammad are two VERY different people.
“My dad stood for things. Mayweather … I don’t think there’s a comparison.”