Pacquiao laughs off Floyd Sr.'s insults

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 21 2010 08:17 PM | Updated as of Jul 22 2010 06:24 AM

Floyd Mayweather Sr.'s latest tirade on Manny Pacquiao.

MANILA, Philippines – Sarangani Congressman Manny Pacquiao just laughed off Floyd Mayweather Sr.'s insulting remarks hurled against him, saying the elder Mayweather may not have been himself when he called him (Pacquiao) a "midget" and "faggot."

The reigning World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight champion reacted on Wednesday to Floyd Sr.’s statements that his son, undefeated boxer Floyd Jr., is not scared of fighting of Pacquiao, whom he labeled as a “little Filipino midget.”

Aside from calling Pacquiao a midget, Floyd Sr. also tagged the Filipino champ as one of “the biggest faggots on the planet.”

“Tawanan na lang natin ‘yun,” Pacquiao told ABS-CBN News. “Baka wala siya sa sarili nung pagsabi niya [ng comment na ‘yun].” 

(Let's just laugh it off. He may not have been himself when he said that.)

Floyd Sr. came out with the “faggot remark” after his son was ridiculed for missing a deadline set by Pacquiao's promoter, Top Rank’s Bob Arum, for a battle against “Fighter of the Decade” Pacquiao on November 13. (Click here for story.)

“The fight can be made anytime they want the fight to be made. Little Floyd definitely ain’t scared of no Pacquiao. That’s the last thing in the world that little Floyd is scared of, a little Filipino midget. Definitely that’s not the case,” said Floyd Sr.

“He (Pacquiao) ain’t got no problem with fighting all the big guys—[Oscar] de la Hoya, Ricky Hatton, the other African guy, the other guy who he fought with the title. I’m just saying he beat these guys, [Miguel] Cotto, he beat all these guys like they’re nothing. Pacquiao’s one of the biggest faggots on the planet,” said Floyd Sr.

Manny Pacquiao amused over Floyd Mayweather Sr.'s remarks.

Pacquiao, meanwhile, said he doesn’t really want to blow up the issue since his camp is not to blame for the Mayweather fight not pushing through.

“Ayaw ko na talagang magkomento sana (I don’t really want to comment on that)," said the Filipino boxing icon.

Arum earlier said the multi-titled Floyd Jr. has kept silent over their proposal for a Pacquiao fight.

The American boxer simply snubbed the Friday (Saturday in Manila) deadline by Top Rank for Mayweather to agree to the mega-fight. (Click here for story.)

Days after the deadline, Floyd Jr.’s camp claimed no negotiation has taken place, and that their fighter has other things in mind aside from the Pacquiao fight. (Click here for story.)