Atty. Karen C. Winckler, lawyer of Mr. Mayweather, said “no” Friday (June 7) when asked by this reporter if she would let Mr. Pacquiao visit her client in the Clack County Detention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The eight-division Filipino world champion had a religious transformation over the last few months. It was reported on Thursday (June 6) that when asked if he would be willing to visit Mayweather in the Las Vegas Detention Center, Mr. Pacquiao meekly answered, “I’m open to the idea. I would consider it.”
And the Filipino Congressman added that he had not talked to Mayweather or any member of his team about the visit as he is deep in training for his date on Saturday (June 8) with another undefeated American boxer Tim Bradley to defend his 147-pound WBO welterweight title at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Mayweather is serving his 87-day jail sentence as part of the plea bargaining in the felony allegations that he beat up his ex-girlfriend nearly two years ago.
Boxing Scene quoted Pacquiao in describing Mayweather as “my brother in Christ. I pray for him that everything will be fine. I am not treating him as my opponent, my enemy or anything.”
It is possible that with his new-found confidence, Pacquiao must have come across with the passage of the Bible in Romans 8:31, which says, “What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us?”
On Saturday, if God is really on Manny’s side, he should be able to turn Bradley into a believer. (firstname.lastname@example.org)