"Even a guy like Jim Lampley, he praises Kelly Pavlik -- who has won some good fights, he beat Jermain Taylor twice, we have to give him credit for that -- but they talk about Kelly Pavlik, a white fighter, like he's the second coming Or they go crazy over Manny Pacquiao. But I'm a black fighter," Mayweather said. "Is it racial? Absolutely. They praise white fighters, they praise Hispanic fighters, whatever. But black fighters, they never praise."
While I, too, am over how much people are bawling over Pavlik (and I haven't forgotten hearing Arum say people don't want to see a white heavyweight as a way to praise his next great white hope Tye "Big Sky" Fields), I take serious fucking issue with his contributing a racial bias for Manny Pacquiao and hispanic fighters' accomplishments.
BLACK FIGHTERS, THEY NEVER PRAISE.
That's what stood out to me. I'm not sure if this is part of Floyd Mayweather playing up the cocky blackman persona or what, but he's officially crossed the line as far as I'm concerned. And I'm not even saying there isn't a bias against minority fighters or what have you, but pissing on latino fighters' and Manny Pacquiao's accomplishments with that and following it up with black fighters are never praised is too much for me. They've earned their reputation, Floyd. EARNED.