Floyd Mayweather Jr. took issue with Manny Pacquiao’s homophobic comments, words for which the boxer has apologized.
Mayweather, who beat Pacquiao in the so-called “super fight” last May, told TMZ: “We should stay positive. We should let people live their lives the way they want to live their lives. I don’t have nothing against anyone…To each his own.”
Pacquiao, who is campaigning to move from the House of Representatives to the Senate in the Philippines, originally said: “If you have male-to-male or female-to-female [relationships], then people are worse than animals.”
Pacquiao offered an apology, but stood by his opposition to gay marriage.
“I’m sorry for everyone who got hurt due to my comparison of gay people [homosexuals] to animals,” he said (via CNN). “It was my mistake. Please forgive me for those who I’ve hurt. But this does not change my position against same-sex marriage. That’s what I believe. My only mistake is comparing gay people to animals.”
Pacquiao presently is training for his third bout against Timothy Bradley on April 9 in Las Vegas.