Updated 04:44 AM EDT, Fri, Apr 16, 2021

Pacquiao vs Mayweather a Battle Between Good & Evil? Hear What ‘The Money’ Says

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One has always been vocal about his faith and love of country, while the other has found a penchant for worldly possessions, and has wallowed in a life of opulence--- and the stark contrast is just for starters.

That makes it so easy for many to adjudge the mega showdown happening on May 2, a battle between good and evil.

But the man who gets the "60/40-split disadvantage" on the matter, naturally, would not agree with the majority's opinion. For Floyd Mayweather, Jr., it shouldn't be so much of an encounter between the two extremely opposing forces as most people made it out to be.

"This fight is not good versus evil. It is one fighter who is at the top and another," says the ten-time world champion in five divisions during the final pre-fight conference where the two best fighters in the world also made their final stare down, Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported.

"I am a realist," he added.

The American pugilist, who is already in the twilight of his stellar career at 38 years old, would have a lot of convincing to do, though, if he would want to sway minds, especially those from the other camp.

Mayweather's reputation outside the ring is not a clean slate unlike his unmarred 47-0 boxing record. The man was reported in the past to have physically assaulted five women in seven cases, as told in the 2014 article posted on Deadspin.com titled "The Trouble With Floyd Mayweather." In the post, the boxer was even referred to as a "misogynist" and a "serial batterer."

Back in 2012, he was incarcerated in a Nevada facility after being sentenced to three months of jail time on domestic violence charge involving her ex-partner and mother of her children, Josie Harris, as per CNN.

Freddie Roach, longtime trainer to Pacquiao, isn't helping Floyd's cause either. He told USA Today that his boxer is getting extra motivation to win the fight because of this domestic violence issues on his opponent.

"It is really hard to say these things in public, but I know (Mayweather) is a bad guy," he said.

"(I see the fight as) good against evil, yes. I have even thought about bringing a couple of the metro cops from Vegas in to tell Manny how many times [Mayweather] has been arrested and how bad of a guy he is, but I decided I can't go that far. He already doesn't like him; I think we are OK," Roach added.

But, the fighting congressman from the Philippines has had his own issues in the past that he wanted to put behind him now. Pacquiao was tagged as a womanizer, a tax evader, and a gambler.

The outcome of the fight this Saturday, however, would not prove who is the better man between the two. It would be an ultimate test to find out who's the better fighter--- the best in his time.

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