Laila Ali, former boxer and daughter of boxing great Muhammad Ali, talked to CBS Sports about the Floyd Mayweather and his upcoming fight against Manny Pacquiao.
Although Ali said she respects Mayweather and his family, with whom she is friendly, sometimes she worries about him and wants to help.
“There have been times I’ve wanted to reach out to him and have a conversation with him, because I see a little boy even though he’s a grown man,” Ali said. “I see a broken person. I know when you have money and you have ‘power’ and you have all these yes people around you, sometimes you don’t have that person to pull you aside and give it to you straight.
“So every once in awhile, I’m just like, ‘You know what? I need to reach out to Floyd and I need to have a conversation with him.’ Because I don’t hate him. I dislike the way that he acts. I dislike the way that he treats people. And obviously, I’m definitely not down with this beating on women because that’s very cowardly. But… he needs somebody to reach out to him and guide him.”
Mayweather recently said he is better than boxing legends Muhammad Ali and Sugar Ray Robinson, but Laila Ali said she wouldn’t be surprised if Pacquiao gets the knockout in the fight May 2.
Source: For the Win
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