A news release from Top Rank, promoter of Manny Pacquiao, says this:
“Oscar De La Hoya sent a personal message to Manny Pacquiao this week. While autographing boxing gloves for the ‘Dream Match’ promotion, Pacman rooted deep into a large cardboard box and spotted a red glove signed in black sharpie by Oscar. The personal message said –
I AM GOING
TO KNOCK YOU
Oscar added a little smiley face. Pacquiao looked at it, laughed and shrugged it off.”
To which I say: A smiley face? Really? A smiley face. Sometimes I get why De La Hoya rubs people the wrong way.