Harry Reid: Pacquiao ‘Will Always Have My Support’

‘I have a very good relationship with Manny Pacquiao ... he stood in my corner in the past and will always have my support’

"I, as some know, fought a little bit. I was in the minor, minor leagues for a couple of years. As a presiding officer knows in Nevada, Saturday night in Las Vegas, there is going to be a stunning athletic event, one of the most significant athletic events actually in the last 50 years. 

It’s a wonderful occasion for Nevada to be hosting that fight between Manny Pacquiao – I should say Congressman  Pacquiao -- who is a member of the Philippine Congress – and Floyd Mayweather ... 

These are two great athletes. he winner of the match will be crowned as the greatest pound-for-pound fighter in the world and they will go down as two of the finest fighters ever in the history of the world ...

Let's see here. I was going to say that I am not picking the winner. I wish both men best of lack. But admittedly, I am a little biased because of my relationship with Manny Pacquiao. As a presiding officer will remember, one of my real campaigners in one of my difficult races was Manny Pacquiao. He campaigned for me, he broke training to come out to L.A.; flew in for a big event I had one night. So you got to remember that kind of stuff. 

So I have a very good relationship with Manny Pacquiao, and certainly I don’t have a bad relationship with Floyd, but I know Manny much better that I know Floyd Mayweather. He has stood in my corner in the past, and he will always have my support."

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