Just some food for thought before tonight’s fight, based on what I read elsewhere


In the saintly corner is Pacquiao, the man whose benevolent works in his home country are so extensive he is known as the Philippines social service, the man whose generosity to other human beings is extraordinary; a man who boxes in order to help improve the lot of his fellow citizen. And in the bad is Mayweather, the preening acquisitive narcissist, the man who sneeringly burns hundred dollar bills simply because he can, the man who regards the accumulation of money as providing a protection from responsibility, consequence and accountability. When it comes to doing a deal with the devil, Mayweather long ago surrendered all sense of personal restriction in return for sporting success. This is a man who believes he can get away with anything.