MANILA, Philippines – Floyd Mayweather has repeatedly expressed his love for the Philippines during his second visit to the country, but many Filipinos are still not enamored with the brash American boxer.
This much was made clear when a Filipina woman loudly criticized Mayweather while he was going down an escalator in a Metro Manila mall.
Twitter user EditinKing posted a video that saw Mayweather – surrounded by his usual cabal of security – waving enthusiastically to Filipino fans.
Some waved back and said hi, but the voice of a woman was prominent.
"I don't like you," the woman was clearly heard saying. "Chicken. You're a chicken. I hate you."
To Mayweather's credit, the American simply gave a thumbs up and smiled in response.
Mayweather made a quick vacation to Boracay this past weekend, then returned to Manila where he was unveiled as a new Belo endorser.
Still, it is clear that plenty of Filipinos have not forgotten Mayweather's fierce rivalry with Manny Pacquiao. The American was repeatedly accused of "ducking" Pacquiao for almost half a decade – hence the "chicken" taunt – before they finally met inside the ring on May 2015.
Mayweather dismantled the "Pacman" and won via a unanimous decision. A rematch has long been rumored, but never confirmed.
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