Manny Pacquiao may not have Justin Bieber or Triple H in his corner like his upcoming opponent, but he’s got former Florida Gators quarterback Tim Tebow, who visited him during a workout on Saturday, on his side.
Tebow has been training in Los Angeles for 18 months hoping for another NFL opportunity and was invited to stop by Pacquiao’s sparring session; the two men, who have worked on charity projects together in the past, shared photos of their meeting.
“Awesome being with my Filipino and Christian brother,” Tebow wrote.
Like Pacquiao, Tebow was born in the Philippines. Tebow has returned numerous times for missions and other charitable functions, and he even opened a children’s hospital there in late 2014.
Pacquiao (57-5-2, 38 KOs), who is scheduled to fight Floyd Mayweather (47-0, 26 KOs) on May 2 in one of the most anticipated fights of this century, was sparring with Kenneth Sims Jr. on Saturday.
In the gym with Tim Tebow after sparring with Manny pic.twitter.com/iy4qNoVyrl
— Kenneth Sims Jr (@KennethSimsJr) March 22, 2015