Guess who showed his soft side on Sunday? None other than the tough guy himself, boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather, Jr!


On his official Twitter account, Mayweather wrote “My thoughts and prayers are with everyone in the Philippines” and included a link to a CNN article on the super typhoon Yolanda’s death toll. This is newsy as every Filipino can recall how this boxing icon has taken potshots at Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao too many times in the past. Being a hero in the country, Filipinos have taken these jabs offensively.


But Mayweather wasn’t the only international sports icon to send out his thoughts to Yolanda victims. In fact, he wasn’t the first as Miami Heat’s superstar player Dwyane Wade took to Facebook his thoughts for his Asian fans just before Yolanda hit Leyte. His message read: “stay safe as Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda’s international code name) approaches. You are in my thoughts and prayers!” A similar message was also posted on his account in August for the victims of Typhoon Maring.


Wade’s half-Filipino coach, Erik Spoelstra, also offered a message of support and was published on NBA’s official website. His message read: “On behalf of the Miami HEAT organization, we would like to extend our condolences to the victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. We value the many fans that we have over there, and we will keep them in our thoughts and prayers.”


After snagging his 7th world title, Manny Pacquiao is still unsure of his welterweight belt until reigning champ Floyd Mayweather Jr hasn’t succumbs to his power. This is why, his promoter Bob Arum is in knee-deep negotiations with Mayweather’s camp. There are already leaking bits of information regarding the fight. The date, for instance, is now out. The fight, if it happens, will be in March 13, 2010. The venue will be at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Still, there are still no solid decisions made.

Fast rising boxing champ Manny Pacquiao can only prove his true worth in the boxing history if he will become the first man to defeat the pretty boy of the ring, Floyd Mayweather Jr. The man has never been defeated in his career life. He have fought and defeated in a single match all those that Manny Pacquiao has also in his list. Most of these people were knocked out or technically knocked out. His last fight before finally retiring was a unanimous decision against Ricky Hatton.

Floyd Mayweather Jr has so much to pride himself about. He has never earned a defeat in his entire professional career. In fact, he was called the pretty boy in the ring because he was never hurt so bad in the ring. No blood, no bulges, no nothing! The guy is really awesome! I almost idolized this person if not for his mean and proud attitude. He was really cool in humiliating golden boy Oscar dela Hoya during their fight. Good thing he won the fight or else, he would have been the man-bitch of his time.

Now, it is time for the two best fighters in the world to meet in the ring and prove who’s who! I am not infected with Manny Pacquiao fever and I have a little admiration for Floyd Mayweather Jr. But whoever wins the fight, I will praise and add to my favorite sportsmen in this life.