Only thing you can’t deny about Floyd Mayweather, the guy says what’s on his mind. No matter how warped, ridiculous or insane the information in his brain is, he’ll surely tell you about it if there’s a microphone around.
Tuesday afternoon Mayweather stated that he’s unfairly treated by the media because of his race. Money May apparently feels that he’d be a much bigger star if he was white. Yeah, since black boxers never garner the type of mass media coverage as white ones. He said:
“If you’re rich, you’re a rich n—–. 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—–.”
No Floyd, we look at you as an idiot.
We’re sure Floyd’s lack of household appeal has nothing to do with his repeated arrests for assault and domestic violence or his family’s very public run-ins with the law and each other. There’s also no way that his penchant for avoiding contact and playing defense in the ring has held him back from being a superstar. The fact that he hasn’t been paying his taxes isn’t a big deal either.
We find it hilarious that a guy who is so willing to play the villain to promote every fight and repeatedly says he doesn’t care what people think about him, is upset that he’s not a bigger star.
The best part of Tuesday’s interview though was what Floyd had to say about HBO’s venerable boxing analysts.
“Larry Merchant don’t know nothing about boxing. What’s that other guy’s name (at HBO)? (Emanuel Steward). He’s an Uncle Tom.”
Say what you want about Larry Merchant’s broadcasting ability (he’s awful) but to say he knows nothing about boxing is ridiculous. And Emanuel Steward is an Uncle Tom? Where did that come from? Because he may not like you or your antics?
Let me just go ahead and list the black world champion boxers who have been trained by or sought guidance from Steward at some point in his career: Thomas Hearns, Evander Holyfield, Michael Moorer, Lennox Lewis, Jermain Taylor, James Toney, Duane Thomas, Mike McCallum, Milton McCrory, Steve McCroryand Gerald McClellan.
Yeah, Emanuel Steward is the definition of a guy who has turned his back on his own race and been subservient to white authority figures in order to gain acceptance. Yep, he’s not a guy who has empowered people of his own race at all.
After that interview, let us just say that we agree with Floyd. How is it possible that more people don’t like him?