I’m not sure how many of you follow boxing. But there’s a big boxing match coming up. The date is set for August 26,2017 in Las Vgeas. I think it could break pay-per view records. The boxing champ is Floyd Mayweather. Mayweather has held the welterweight,light welterweight and light middleweight title. His challenger is MMA fighter Conor McGregor. A boxer fighting a mixed martial artist is a bit unconventional. McGregor has never even had an amateur boxing match. Mayweather shouldn’t even be fighting this clown. So I understand why some die hard boxing fans are against this. They feel it’s disrespectful to the sport of boxing. But this is clearly for the money. Both fighters are looking to cash in. But boxing is about big fighters with big names. And the truth is Mayweather has beaten all top contenders. Mayweather is a big loud mouth. He’s great at trash talking and it really pisses off a lot of boxing fans. This is a pattern that has gone on for many years. Back in the sixties and seventies you had Muhammad Ali. Ali didn’t want to go to Vietnam for religious reasons. But many whites saw that has disrespectful and looked at Ali has a traitor to his country. Many whites wanted to see Ali lose his heavyweight title. Mayweather is much different than Ali. Mayweather doesn’t really speak up for black people and is apolitical for the most part. He is very flashy with his money and it turns off a lot of people. And he is currently have trouble with the IRS. I know many black people that don’t like him. But most I know will be rooting for him against McGregor. Conor McGregor talks a lot of trash too. But of course it’s a double standard when it’s a white man. Some say Conor is a racist. Not a big surprise there right?
The bottom line is white people are always looking for their “great white hope”. And they are really excited about tis fight. As a matter of fact,most non-blacks always root against the black man. Most Mexicans,Asians and whites are going for McGregor. I know Mexican coworkers that hate Mayweather with a passion. Most of them can’t stand to see a black man at the top of any sport. They know they can’t compete with black men in basketball or football. That’s why so many Mexicans like soccer. They like sports where they can see themselves. Nothing wrong with that. But boxing is about one on one power. And when a black man dominates in an individual sport they don’t like it. And make no mistake this fight represents Black power vs White power. That’s why boxing matches that are interracial create the most buzz. Mayweather is American right? McGregor is from Dublin,Ireland. So where are the white Americans rooting for fellow American Mayweather?? I don’t see very many. That’s because race trumps nationality. It’s the same reason most whites root against Serena Williams even when she faces foreign tennis players. Her black skin makes her an “other”. Whites see her has different. It’s the same with Mayweather. Most whites want to see his 48-0 record broken. Who better to blemish his record than a white man. They are hoping for the “luck of the Irish”.
Am I a huge Mayweather fan? Not really. He’s not pro-black or a Pan African. As a matter of fact,he was asked a few years ago about helping out African. He replied “What has Africa done for me?” So he’s obviously not a very conscious black man. He’s a loud mouth to likes to show off his expensive cars and planes. But he has the right to spend his money any way he likes. I’m not mad at him for his success. I just wish he was a more positive role model. I think he could do a better job at inspiring black youth who dream of big success. Having said that, I still would like him to beat Conor in their bout. I’m lookin at the bigger picture. I think it’s important from a historical boxing perspective. Many whites don’t want him to break the boxing record held by heavyweight champ Rocky Marciano. Marciano was the heavyweight champion from 1952-1956. He is a big hero in many Italian neighborhoods. His record was 49-0. He never loss one fight. But he only defended his title six times. That’s not very much in my opinion. Other champs have defended it many more times. Not only that but he beat a lot of weak fighters and their is speculation that many boxers threw those fights. Boxing was(and still is) controlled by the mafia from what I understand. And I think these Jewish promoters and Italian mobsters don’t want Marciano’s record broken. And definitely not broken by a black fighter. Mayweather has already tied Marciano at 49-0. That’s why if he beats Conor his record will be 50-0. But there’s a catch! If Mayweather beats him this win will have an asterick(*) next to it. Conor is not a “real” professional boxer. So whites people will be able to say Mayweather’s last fight was not against a real boxer so it doesn’t really count. In their minds he’ll still be tied with Marciano. And the record by their “great white hope” will still stand. They sure are slick aren’t they? White people never miss a chance to put one past you. But regardless I still hope Floyd beats his ass! Just on principle alone.