Gay couples are ‘worse than animals’ says Manny Pacquiao

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Updated: February 16, 2016
June 4, 2012, Hollywood, Ca. ---"FOCUSED AND READY TO ROLL"  Superstar Manny Pacquiao hits the double end bag during his final day of training camp at the Wildcard Boxing Club in Hollywood,Ca. on Monday. Pacquiao and his team will head to Las Vegas Monday night in preparation for his upcoming World Welterweight title mega-fight against undefeated Jr. Welterweight champion Timothy "The Desert Storm" Bradley Jr.. Promoted by Top Rank, in association with MP Promotions, Tecate, AT&T and MGM Grand, Pacquiao vs Bradley will take place, Saturday, June 9 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, live on HBO Pay Per View. --- Photo Credit : Chris Farina - Top Rank (no other credit allowed) copyright 2012


Photo: Chris Farina/ Top Rank

Boxing superstar and congressional member of the Filipino House of Representatives Manny Pacquiao, was recently seen on Filipino television (via the Guardian) giving his opinion on same-sex couples and how he believes animals are superior.

Pacquiao has since released a few short video messages on his Instagram account (as seen below) asking for forgiveness, however, he did not renounce his previous remarks and solidly stood by his position. He was last seen in the public eye when he tasted defeat at the hands of Floyd Mayweather Jr. in May of last year.

The 37-year-old Pacquiao is scheduled to fight Timothy Bradley Jr. for a third time in April and is also preparing for his first run at the senate in the Philippines in May of this year. The boxer nicknamed “Pacman” has officially been in politics since 2010, when he was first elected. This had been his second attempt in the election process, only after suffering defeat three years earlier in 2007.

This next bout in April is said to be his farewell dance as he presumably will announce his retirement from the sport and focus on his political career following the outcome. Pacquiao is currently training for his upcoming bout in the Phillippines, but will soon move his camp to Los Angeles in order to work with his longtime head-coach Freddie Roach.

 

Daniel Zaldivar is a boxing correspondent for Page2Sports. You can follow him on Twitter @dz__online. Also checkout the boxing YouTube channel HERE

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Daniel Zaldivar is a boxing correspondent for Page2Sports and has been contributing to the site since early 2015. He was the sports editor for the Chaffey Community College Newspaper for two years before transferring out to California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) where he began writing for the university’s blogging website. He has been following the sport of boxing for the most of his life and attends press conferences, fighter workouts, and professional bouts in order to improve his coverage. Daniel holds a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from CSUSB, which he received in 2013. You can follow him on Twitter @Z_BoxingNews.
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