Boxer Floyd Mayweather is on tonight’s card. Unfortunately, it’s the race card.

by editor on September 17, 2009

Sounds like boxer Floyd Mayweather has taken too many punches to the head

Sounds like boxer Floyd Mayweather has taken too many punches to the head

Proving that you don’t have to be a former President to make ignorant comments about race, super welterweight Floyd Mayweather said that everyone in England (where there are no racists) loves him, unlike here in racist America.

The misunderstood and under-loved boxer told ESPN, “This country needs to be more positive. We’re already at war. We’re in a recession. We’re at war and we continue to be negative. The fans in the UK showed me more love than in my own country. That’s crazy … Sometimes I’ll sit back, I’ll be in my theater sometimes, and I’ll think: ‘Imagine if I was the same fighter that I am, and I was the same person that I am, and I was from another country. Can you just imagine how big I’d be?’

Then demonstrating his knowledge of all things racial Mayweather goes on to say, “If Floyd Mayweather was white, I’d be the biggest athlete in America. The biggest, the biggest. I know that for a fact.” He also added that “One thing you never hear. You never hear anything negative about Oscar De La Hoya,” he said. “Anything he do negative, it gets swept under the rug.”

He continued by complaining about the HBO’s broadcasters who will call his latest fight on Saturday.

“Larry Merchant don’t know nothing about boxing,” Mayweather said and then — using the classic racial epithet of all individuals with whom members of their own race disagree — Mayweather said, “What’s that other guy’s name [at HBO]? [Emanuel Steward]. He’s an Uncle Tom.” Mayweather concluded at last by saying “One thing you can’t knock. You can not knock my talent.”

Perhaps, Floyd, that’s because your talent, unlike your brain, doesn’t talk out its ass.

Source: ESPN

- Written by Patrick Michael

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Mia September 17, 2009 at 5:42 pm

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“Sometimes I’ll sit back, I’ll be in my theater sometimes, and I’ll think: ‘Imagine if I was the same fighter that I am, and I was the same person that I am, and I was from another country. Can you just imagine how big I’d be?’”

Maybe he need to get outta his theater and go do some good for people Mohammad Ali was the greatest, and he was black. Just look at all the other sports, basketball, baseball, football – black athletes abound in every sport.
What makes most of them different from this character (who I have never heard of) is character.

What an ungrateful idiot he is. How much is he making? Whatever it is, it’s too much.

Linda September 18, 2009 at 5:34 am

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What a Jerk!