MANILA, Philippines - Pound-for-pound King Manny Pacquiao is back in the country after his succesful title defense of his World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight title vs "Sugar" Shane Mosley.
Upon his arrival at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 2, he addressed the media and once again thanked all his fans for their support as he was able to bring honor to the country once again.
But as the Pacman was en route and airborne on his way home, little did he know that there was controversy brewing again on Twitter, this time coming from Floyd Mayweather Jr. himself.
Yesterday, Mayweather tweeted a link to an obscure boxing news site that had an article claiming that a former sparring partner of Pacquiao, who happend to be Filipino, claimed that he was the one injecting steriods to Manny at the Wild Card Gym, and that it began before the Oscar dela Hoya fight.
The story that Mayweather linked to was on Ringtalk.com
But strangely, that tweet of Mayweather and the content on the link on Ringtalk have both been erased.
Manny belied the allegations, saying he never used steroids, nor has he had a Filipino sparring partner in the US. He added that his lawyers will look into the issue if it can add merit to their ongoing case against the Mayweathers, or warrant a new case all together.
Shane Mosley also got into the picture on Twitter. His followers though got confused with his tweets and thought he believed the article and straight out accused the Pacman of steroid use as well. But Mosley later clarified his stand, and said the "the best man in the ring won that fight."
Pacquiao appreciated the comments of Mosley, and commended him for being an educated gentleman who respects everyone.
Looking ahead to his next pegged fight in November vs Juan Manuel Marquez, Manny recalled his last fight with Marquez was at 130 pounds. While this 3rd fight is set at a catchweight of 144 pounds, he admits it's gonna be different. He even kidded to be the underdog for this one.
But kidding aside, Manny promised to study the last 2 fights of Marquez well, knowing that he is a veteran fighter. But things have changed in the last 3 years since they fought, and that the added weight may have changed his style, too.
As for his work in Congress, the Sarangani congressman is looking forward to the groundbreaking of his hospital in his province.
Jinkee and Manny added that Paris Hitlon told them she was looking forward to visiting them here in the Philippines in the next few months.
After the brief press conference at the airport, the Pacman and his entourage proceeded to the New World Hotel to rest and have breakfast before going to Quaipo Church for mass, and then a couresty call to the President at Malacañang.