Originally Posted by rockdawg21
I'm not referencing RA's comments about Floyd or asking people to care what RA said. I'm talking about how Floyd responded with "Because I'm black?" Floyd makes racism claims and it looked as if you were like, "huh?" so I posted a couple of references and just happened to remember his HBO comments and the interview with RA.
And yes, the Pinoy fans are being racist too, it's really annoying reading their comments on the message boards complaining about Floyd being racist, while many of them are bigots themselves. It's stupid.
It's become more like childish drama rather than anything to do with boxing.
Yeah, I was like "huh", because I dont really see what it has to do with what happened here. Floyd has made comments about racial issues in the sport of boxing, and to be quite honest he is right about a lot of what he says. Yeah, it seems silly to some people when a black person says "because I'm black?" but it's not always a cop out. I apologize if you felt like I was snapping back at you, but RA the Rugged Man is a tool in my opinion and that interview was a hit job. Floyd thought he was doing an interview with a friendly station and he got blindsided by that idiot who was only there to promote his crappy cd.
As for this situation, Floyd apologized in the press yesterday and insists it wasn't serious and he was just having fun trash talking. That's going to be good enough for some people and mean nothing to others. Personally, I think what he said was in poor taste and the damage is done, but a least he made legit effort to explain himself and apologize.
You are right, it is a big long drawn out drama between the fans and the fighters, but so was Ali/Frazier and Sugar Ray Leonard/Marvin Hagler.