We never thought we'd see the day when an A-list rapper like Jay-Z would defend gay rights, let alone a champion fighter.
But following our reports on L.A.-based Manny Pacquiao's anti-gay statements, future Hall of Fame boxer Floyd Mayweather, Jr. begged to differ.
He took to Twitter today and said this:
I stand behind President Obama & support gay marriage. I'm an American citizen & I believe people should live their life the way they want.
— Floyd Mayweather (@FloydMayweather) May 16, 2012
We think the stance is extra brave because … Mayweather is currently serving time at the Clark County Detention Center in Las Vegas for domestic violence.
Kidding aside, however, he has joined a chorus of folks blasting Pacquiao, who cited his religion in condemning same-sex marriage.
Perhaps the Las Vegas brawler was just using the news to tease us for what would be the fight of the century: Mayweather vs. Pacquiao.