By Charlie Knoxville
I couldn’t hold my tongue anymore, and just had to send in my quick little rant on a matter that has been bothering me for quite sometime.
During the final promotional stop of the 3-city tour for “Who R U Picking?” Floyd Mayweather Jr. Vs. “Sugar” Shane Mosley, according to a story by Dennis “dSource” Guillermo of the Examiner, two Filipino media men, one of them being Chino Trinidad a well respected Filipino sporting news correspondent and Jason Pimentel, were denied access to speak with the undefeated Mayweather Jr., because he refused to answer questions about Manny Pacquiao.
This is interesting, because other media who were not Filipino still asked Floyd Mayweather Jr. about Manny Pacquiao, yet he gave them a pass, so it’s not ok for Filipinos to talk to him about Pacquiao, but it’s OK for ESPN to clown on him and do interviews like this (Mayweather Jr. get’s berated with Pacquiao questions on ESPN)
This type of discrimination is baffling coming from Floyd Mayweather Jr. , a man who has played the race card on several occasions. You would think Floyd would be the first against discrimination, since he claims people hate him because he is a rich, talkative, Black man and America,(White America to be clear) wants to see him fail.
If the tables were turned and someone denied Black media to interview Manny Pacquiao, because he refused to answer any questions on Floyd Mayweather Jr., Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson would be the first to cry racism and discrimination.
Same would go for the Mayweather’s singling out Manny Pacquiao of taking steroids because Pacquiao looked extraordinary in his past fights. There was no one to defend Pacquiao of discrimination or racism. Guy’s like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson were so vocal about equality, yet never defend other minorities or cry out against their own committing such discriminant acts against non-Blacks.
Imagine if Floyd Mayweather Jr. was the only Black champion, and Pacquiao, and Freddie Roach said Floyd Mayweather Jr. was on steroids or some enhancers and they would refuse to fight him, unless, he subjected himself to random blood and urine tests? Or they said the Blacks took A-side meth during the civil war and that is why Mayweather Jr. is so good?
There would be a media outcry saying how it’s racist to assume Mayweather is on steroids or enhancers, and the only reason they are singling out Mayweather is because he is Black.
But it’s OK for Floyd Mayweather Jr. and his family to constantly bring up Pacquiao being on steroids at the press events, and saying they never seen a man refuse to take a $25 million dollar drug test. Constantly defaming Manny’s name in hopes no one will support the Filipino fighters upcoming Pay-Per-View event with Joshua Clottey.
This type of reverse discrimination, is what sickens me. Coming from a guy like Mayweather Jr. who said HBO was racist, and how they only want to market Latino and White fighters. If Floyd new his boxing history, the biggest stars in boxing have mainly been Black fighters.
Just goes to show who the real prejudice person is, no one is racist towards Mayweather Jr., they just don’t like him because he is not a likable person, has nothing to do with skin color, the man is just an insecure hypocrite.
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I am an avid fan of boxing and video games. My first fight of memory was watching Prince Naseem Hamed destroy Kevin Kelly. I enjoy all aspects of the sport. My favorite current boxer is Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao. My favorite boxing match is Diego Corrales vs. Jose Luis Castillo 1. I love watching boxing on Pay-Per-View more than being there live because you can really enjoy and watch the action from the best view.