As a guy who's also a boxing fan, the race portion of this discussion is, at minimum, troubling.
White fighters are disrespected to the tune of even movies being made about them in boxing. Basketball isn't much different. So, you find a sport that caucasions are actually excelling in and now it's some sort of major crisis?
Maybe I'm missing what's going on here in this thread but I personally don't look at race when I look at fighters.