“Jeremy Lin is a good player but all the hype is because he’s Asian. Black players do what he does every night and don’t get the same praise,” Mayweather said Monday on his Twitter.
Now, I will be open in saying that I’m a Knicks fan. I mean, hell, I wrote a column on Lin just last week.
But let me just say this: Floyd Mayweather is a punk, he acts like a 15 year old and someone needs to get himself under control.
Seriously, athletes are people that kids generally look up to. Granted, boxing isn’t nearly what it used to be, but there’s always going to be young fans of any sport. What sort of example does “Money” Mayweather set by making comments like this?
This isn’t the first time he’s said something like this either. In reference to Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao — a boxer that Mayweather has ducked for a number of years now, but more on that in a minute —Mayweather said that Pacquiao should “make some sushi rolls and cook some rice” and said “we’re going to cook him with some cats and dogs.”
But Mayweather hasn’t been satisfied to make off-color comments about Asian people, he also has taken it upon himself to become a now-convicted woman beater as well. Worse yet, he had his sentence pushed back until after his May 5 fight. Good to know that the courts feel he needs a break.
And now back to the highly-publicized beef between Pacquiao and Mayweather. Mayweather has basically made a living of ducking Pacquiao for the last few years on the basis that the revenue split wouldn’t be high enough for him.
Yes, the revenue split wouldn’t be high enough. A multi-millionaire is worried about whether he will be able to get enough money out of what would likely be the biggest boxing match of the last 20 years or more. He’s not willing to take a 50-50 split, basically arguing that he’s a bigger draw and therefore should get more money. Funny, but I don’t really see the cowardly bitch being the bigger draw. But that’s just me.
The worst part of it is, the man never shows any remorse for his actions. He walks around like he’s entitled to do what he does. Nobody is entitled to beat women and make racial slurs — not boxers, not anyone.
There is a point to all of this. I think that there needs to be a unified governing body of boxing, so that people like Mayweather can be regulated like athletes in any other sport. There is no excuse for a person of sporting prominence to be able to run his mouth and beat women and yet still be able to fight and make money on a consistent basis.
Honestly, if this were the NFL, Mayweather would be suspended for a season and forced to serve his jail time as soon as possible. And every time he made a comment like he recently has, he would be reprimanded and suspended.
So please, I beg the boxing community, figure out a unified boxing system. Not only will it keep the sport interesting, but it will keep assholes like Mayweather in check.