Former undefeated boxer and daughter of “the Greatest,” Laila Ali expressed her concern with Floyd Mayweather as he enters the biggest fight of his career – the long-awaited matchup with Manny Pacquaio on Saturday night. She even things Floyd may get knocked out.
“There have been times I’ve wanted to reach out to him and have a conversation with him, because I see a little boy even though he’s a grown man,” Ali said on CBS Sports’ We Need To Talk, via USA TODAY’s FTW. “I see a broken person. I know when you have money and you have ‘power’ and you have all these yes people around you, sometimes you don’t have that person to pull you aside and give it to you straight.”
“So every once in awhile, I’m just like, ‘You know what? I need to reach out to Floyd and I need to have a conversation with him.’ Because I don’t hate him. I dislike the way that he acts. I dislike the way that he treats people. And obviously, I’m definitely not down with this beating on women because that’s very cowardly. But…he needs somebody to reach out to him and guide him.”