Why this top US senator is rooting for Pacquiao

LAS VEGAS – A US lawmaker will be rooting for Filipino boxing champion Manny Pacquiao on fight night, May 2 at the MGM Grand Arena.

US Senator Harry Reid is close to the fighting congressman.

Reid said he will not forget the help that Pacquiao extended to him during his campaign.

“I always try to help people who help me and no one has been more helpful to me, campaign wise, who’s been a personality, than Manny Pacquiao. I wish them both well and they’re good for the sport but Manny Pacquiao broke training on two separate occasions to come and campaign for me and I can’t forget that,” Reid said.

Reid also paved the way for the meeting between the Philippine congressman and US President Barack Obama in the White House.

The US senator advised Pacquiao to forget about the politics in the Philippines and just focus on training for fight night.

“Forget about Congress. Forget about what’s going on in the government in the Philippines, what is going on around the world. Focus on this fight. It’s extremely important that he has his full attention and focus on the fight,” Reid said.

Pacquiao will be going up against Floyd Mayweather Jr., a long time Nevada resident.

“I like Floyd Mayweather very, very much. He’s been great for the sport. He’s undefeated. He spent most of his adult life in Nevada. He’s been good for Nevada. I wish him the best. But the question is, Manny has been in in my corner whenever I needed him and I wanna be in Manny’ s corner when he needs me,” he explained.

Reid confirmed that he will buy his own ticket to watch the much-awaited bout.

“Would I ask for tickets? No. Every time I go to a fight I pay for my own ticket,” he said.

Asked if Obama will also watch the fight, Reid said: “I haven’t talked to him but I’m sure he will be. What else is he doing?”

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  • noz
    15 April 2015 at 12:09 am - Reply

    ruse reid is a top senator?, yeah my foot or either you all must be smokin high, and drunk. reid is dishonest, and cannot be trusted, he is nothing but a con artist. he sure is conning pacquiao. let’s just wait / see if ruse reid will still be rooting in time of beatdown. associating with ruse reid is keeping company with double face. pacquiao should wise up on picking people he thinks are his friends, rather acquaintances bringing only bad nuts and bolts. nevadans ought to be ashamed of themselves to have voted for ruse reid, the partner of obobo in pursuit of lying even to the evil face to gain power. you cannot separate a man’s actions, be it work or personal, such as traits interaction with other people exposes the true color / character of individuals.

    • Delia
      16 April 2015 at 3:41 pm - Reply

      lol Noz, someone needs to blacken Reid’s other eye and tell him to sit down and shut up ,he has done more than enough damages.