US boxer Floyd Mayweather waded into the controversy surrounding Manny Pacquiao's vocal opposition to same-sex marriage Wednesday, as the Filipino superstar tried to quiet the storm.
Pacquiao sparked a flurry of headlines in an interview earlier this week by disagreeing with President Barack Obama's view that gay couples should be allowed to marry -- calling it a direct attack on the morals of society and the will of God.
The devout Christian said Wednesday he is not against homosexuality, just same-sex marriage.
"I'm not against gay people," Pacquiao said in a statement. "I have a relative who is also gay. We can't help it if they were born that way. What I'm critical of are actions that violate the word of God. I only gave out my opinion that same-sex marriage is against the law of God."
However his clarification was not enough to stop to another online confrontation with Mayweather. Fans of the sport have long called for the pair to match up against each other in the ring -- ...