Randy Jones is calling for fight fans to boycott the fight of Manny Pacquiao to show how displeased they are with the Philippine boxing icon’s anti-gay slur.
TMZ reported that the original Cowboy of the famous American disco group “The Village People” stated that the eight-division champion is “no Macho Man” for saying that gay people are worse than animals.
Pacquiao has long apologized for his comments but clarified that he sticks to what he believes and is still not an advocate of same-sex marriage.
“I hear he’s a short stack that likes to punch people and fight guys. His comments on gay people are the most despicable thing in the world. Manny Pacquiao is not a Macho Man,” Jones said.
Thus, Jones is calling fight fans and boxing enthusiasts not to support the coming fight between Pacquiao against Timothy Bradley which will take center stage this weekend at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Pacquiao’s anti-gay comments has really affected his popularity among fight fans especially those from the LGBT community. His comments also had Nike and Footlocker cutting ties with him and it also earned negative reactions from celebrities and sports personalities such as Magic Johnson, Mike Tyson, Ronda Rousey, WWE superstar Dave Bautista and even Top Rank’s CEO Bob Arum.
After his anti-gay slur, Pacquiao immediately posted a video apologizing for comparing people with animals and asked for forgiveness for those whom he had hurt with his comments. The Pacquiao-Bradley fight will be considered as the last fight for the Philippines “People’s Champ” as he set to retire after.
Aside from battling Bradley and those who are condemning his anti-gay comments, Manny Pacquiao will concentrate on his campaign in getting a Senate seat in the coming May elections after the fight.
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