Muhammad Ali has finally weighed in the upcoming Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight and The Greatest wants the Filipino boxer to triumph over his American opponent in their long awaited bout on May 2.
Ali's daughter, Rasheda Ali, revealed that her father respects Pacquiao's abilities inside the ropes — but also admires how he handles himself away from the ring.
"My dad is team Pacquiao all the way," she told TMZ. "My dad really likes Manny, he's a huge fan of his.
"He knows Manny's a great fighter but it's more about what he does outside the ring. He's such a charitable person."
Muhammad Ali -- 'TEAM PACQUIAO' http://t.co/IcOp8fGAog
— TMZ Sports (@TMZ_Sports) March 31, 2015
Rasheda added that her father acknowledges Mayweather's own boxing capabilities but admitted he wasn't all in on the flamboyant fighter's lifestyle.
"My dad stood for things. Mayweather... I don't think there's a comparison," she said, before revealing that Ali will not be in attendance for the fight in Las Vegas on May 2 but will watch it on television.
"There's no question he's going to order it," Rasheda said. "It takes my dad way back to when he was fighting."
With the bout a little over a month away, Pacquiao has kept supporters updated with his progress ahead of the showdown.
Pacquiao posted pictures on Instagram of him training and showed his sense of humor by also uploading a video of him running up a long line of steps, reenacting the famous scene from the film Rocky.
Morning training. Training hard now so on May 2 I will be in the best shape. #MayPac pic.twitter.com/zmGlIoCuH8
— Manny Pacquiao (@MannyPacquiao) March 30, 2015