Updated 04:20 AM EDT, Mon, Jun 14, 2021

Manny Pacquiao Reacts to Drake Impersonation; Shows Singer How to Do it Right

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Filipino boxing champ, Manny Pacquiao, saw Drake's much talked about impersonation of him, and his reaction was a sign of sportsmanship, even outside the boxing ring.

"I just laughed at the video. That's just one of the things he does to earn money," Pacquiao told a local TV network in the Philippines.

In the interview, Pacquiao seemed "cool and unaffected" with the video that has gone viral online.

It can be remembered that the Grammy-award winning singer made an impersonation of Pacquiao during the ESPY Awards at the Kodak Theatre in California last July 16. According to the International Business Times, Drake sported Pacquiao's beard and moustache and even spoke with the boxer's accent. He also sang "Let It Go" Pacquiao version which really amused the audience.

According to a similar report by KDrama Stars, Drake's "Let it Go" recording skit was a parody of Pacquiao's "well-known insistence on rendering a tune or two for a crowd."

And since Pacquiao loves to sing, he gamely sang  "Let It Go" for the local TV news anchor and told the singer: "Drake, this is how you sing it." He added that he also did not feel "dishonoured" with the spoof.

Pacquiao will fight Chris Algieri in November. According to the International Business Times, Algieri, with his speed, might have what it takes to beat Pacquiao. The Filipino boxing champ, however, will not give Algieri an easy fight. There are also rumors that Pacquiao will face Mayweather next year.

Aside from his match with Algieri, Pacquiao is also busy with his coaching career for the newest team in the Philippine Basketball Association -- Kia Motors.

The Filipino champ told local media that he wants to "exercise" that's why he decided to try this particular sport despite his busy schedule as a lawmaker and as a boxer.

Local media noted that Pacquiao, who is an honorary member of the Boston Celtics, has been playing basketball as part of his cross training. He also plays badminton, table tennis and volleyball.

As for his political plans, Pacquiao revealed that he still has to decide on whether he will still run for a position in the next elections.

"I am still waiting for wisdom and knowledge from God)," he told a local TV station.

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