Now that "pretty boy Floyd has disposed of yet another opponent , ( I can't wait to see the Mayweather Pacquiao fight. The two of them should wear masks when they go into the ring, because they will be making a killing.) and is still considered pound for pound the best boxer on the planet, I think it's a good time to revisit something he said before the fight:
"If you're rich, you're a rich n-----," he told ESPN. "If you're poor, you're a poor n----. If you're smart, you're a smart n-----. At the end of the day, they still look at me as a n-----.""This country needs to be more positive," Mayweather continued about the United States.
"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?' "But I wouldn't change my life for nothing in the world. There's nothing like being young, black and rich. But there are certain things you think about. If Floyd Mayweather was white, I'd be the biggest athlete in America. The biggest, the biggest. I know that for a fact."Mayweather continued, saying that the media never says anything negative about Oscar de la Hoya, and if there is something negative, it gets swept under the rug. Plus, he called out HBO boxing analysts Larry Merchant, saying he knows nothing about boxing, and Emanuel Steward, calling him an Uncle Tom. ''
Now now Floyd, it's not nice calling other black folks names....
I swear you Negroes are so ungrateful. A-merry-ca gives you riches you could never dream of in any other country, and still you bitch and moan. Of course if you were white you would get more love. Duh! This is a white country. White folks can't relate to you. You are young; black; rich; and arrogant. Why should they?
And the only reason you have the nerve to say that the white man plays down De La Hoya's troubles is because you are jealous of him. When did the golden boy ever get in any trouble? OK there was that one time. But De La Hoya isn't even white. At least I don't think he is. I think he is Mexican. Although I hear the Mexicans don't like him too much. I think it's because they think he thinks he is white. Floyd, instead of ripping De La Hoya, maybe you should be taking a page out of his book. I bet you would get more love here in A-merry-ca.
"Sometimes I sit back, I'll be in my theater sometimes..." See, that's what the white man is talking about; you have a theater in your house, and the rest of us are still watching the wall mounted plasma. So instead of wondering why they look at you as "just another nigger", kick back in your home theater, break out some popcorn, and slip in that last Ricky Hatton fight. It looks like you took out some of your frustrations on him. I guess it's just too bad for you that he wasn't an American.
*Pic courtesy of Laura Rauch of the AP.