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    Pacquiao responds to Mayweather rant, says 'ex-convict' needs understanding

    Jul 3, 2015

    IT may come as a joke for Floyd Mayweather Jr., but Manny Pacquiao doesn't find it funny.

    The 36-year-old boxing great didn’t take Mayweather's latest tirade sitting down, saying his rival needs a lot of understanding following the video he posted on his Instagram account showing him ridiculing and slapping a training dummy which he addressed as ‘Manny.'

    “We should understand Floyd Mayweather because of his family background,” said the boxing champion in a statement made through his Public Information Officer (PIO) Aqui Zonio.

    Pacquiao pointed out Mayweather hails from a family of ex-convicts, and added Floyd Jr. ‘himself is an ex-convict.’

    His father Floyd Mayweather Sr. spent five years in federal prison after being convicted for violating drug trafficking laws, while uncle Roger Mayweather served six months in jail for domestic abuse.

    Floyd Jr., 38, was also imprisoned for 90 days on a domestic violence rap.

    [See Mayweather takes shot at Pacquiao again, slaps dummy he called 'Manny,' tells it to 'stop lying']

    The video posted by the unbeaten Mayweather had him slamming Pacquiao for statements over the right shoulder injury that affected his performance in their May 2 world welterweight unification title match in Las Vegas, Nevada. Floyd Jr. won the fight by unanimous decision.

    “So Manny, you out here telling people that I didn’t win fair and square. That this little arm is messed up. Is that right? Talk to me,” said Mayweather in the video.

    He then slapped the training dummy in the video, then said “Stop lying” twice.

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    But he later posted in his Instagram account, “I love having fun, joking and living life #SenseOfHumor.”

    Pacquiao however, didn’t find it funny.

    “That’s not the character of a real world champion or an educated person. It reminds me of what he did to his ex-wife,” said the congressman boxing champ from the province of Sarangani.

    Still, the Filipino boxing legend was quick to forgive Mayweather for what he did.

    “May God touch his heart so he will discern the real meaning of love and life,” he added.

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