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:

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.

See also:

The Manny Pacquiao Misquote: A Timeline.

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