Manny Pacquiao: Floyd Mayweather Showed ‘Very Poor Sportsmanship,’ But Cheap Shot ‘Was Not Illegal’


Everyone in the boxing community and beyond has been talking about Floyd Mayweather's cheap shot on Victor Ortiz on Saturday night. Manny Pacquiao is among them.

Four members of Team Pacquiao — including Manny — spoke to the Philippine Star newspaper and gave their reactions to the fight.

"Very poor sportsmanship…[but] it was not illegal," said Pacquiao.

"Ortiz was too trusting. It was his fault. But Floyd showed he is not a sportsman in its true sense," said Pacquiao’s legal adviser, Franklin Gacal.

"It was very clear Cortez was still talking to somebody when Floyd threw the cheap shot at Ortiz," Gacal added. "That punch hurt not Ortiz but the sport of boxing."

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