By NEIL RAMOSJuly 23, 2010, 2:25pmTalks about Filipino boxing great Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao doing this and that movie with this and that American film stars is nothing new. Recall that Sylvester Stallone and Steven Seagal have both professed such an intention way back.
But all those turned out to be just that—mere talks.
Now, there’s another Hollywood film company supposedly aching to do a movie with the champ, this according to Pacquiao’s adviser, Michael Koncz.
"[There’s] a company that is interested in doing something with Manny. They want to do some action movie with Manny, but not as the main character," an online site, Fanhouse, quoted Koncz as saying.
"I told them that because of our time constraints, we'll consider a proposal where he's a guest in the movie and I'll present it to Manny. I told them we don't have the time to do anything more than that,” Koncz said, intimating that the interested party “produced [the movie] ‘Dr. Dolittle’ and worked with Eddie Murphy."
Not many are banking on the project to actually push through since Pacquiao is busier than ever, having been just elected as congressman of Sarangani province, his wife’s hometown. In previous interviews, the boxer even hinted that he would refrain from doing movies in order to focus on his job as legislator.
On top of that, Pacman continues to fulfill contractual obligations as endorser, actor and TV host.
Meanwhile, another person who seemingly can’t stop trying to ride on the coattails of the Champ is Floyd Mayweather Sr.
In an interview with ABS-CBN, the motormouth father of boxing superstar Mayweather Jr. called Pacquiao, “a little homosexual.”
Mayweather Sr. repeated his taunts--replete with racial slurs--in an interview with online site East Side Boxing.
He called Pacquiao a “little Filipino midget,” a “faggot” a “sissy” and a “little girl.” He added, for full measure, “a b***h.”
He bared his intentions, however, when he dared Pacquiao to respond.
In a recent interview with ABS-CBN, Pacquiao responded alright: With a mere laugh.
“Hayaan na lang natin. Kung ganyan ang ugali talaga nila na hindi marunong rumespeto ng mga tao, eh, tayong mga Pilipino, ipakita pa rin natin na tayo ay marunong rumespeto,” he said.
Prior to this latest tirade, Mayweather Sr. accused Pacquiao of using performance-enhancing drugs, even as he sourly stated that the seven-division world champion “don’t deserve” the accolades being heaped upon him