“Champ I know you’ve given everything for your country. No matter what the outcome is [today]we’re very, very proud of you, because you can’t take away the success and the accomplishments you’ve made from the past.
The movie that just came out, Kid Kulafu, is very touching and inspiring . . . people just watch that, and then use your success as an inspiration to better themselves and their families. For us, that’s a better victory than beating Mayweather . . . but, still, please knock him out!
I really think you should put this guy in place . . . I really don’t like the guy so knock him out for us. I just think he’s so disrespectful to us Filipinos and especially to you.
I salute you for not raising one bad word against him even if you’ve been pushed. Kasi ako I don’t think I’ll be able to take that many insults, be accused of that many lies, and not open my mouth. But still you just keep positive and you just keep laughing at whatever this man throws at you. And I think that’s the best way to do it—let your fists do the talking!”