Black Fighters Do Not Need Latino Or Asian Audiences To Sell a Fight!

Don AbrahamContributor IMarch 26, 2010

In the latest efforts of the bias boxing press, another attempt to defame Floyd Mayweather is under way, and this time it has nothing to do with boxing at all. Its all about the race card!

Since Manny Pacquaios  boring championship bout only managed to sell 700,000 buys, many are jumping to the conclusion that Mayweather-Mosley will be the same. Just like race bating losers, they conclude to the assumption that a Black fighter cannot become a blockbuster success without a Latino opponent.

Last time I checked Joe Frazier was Black, not Latino. Also, Tommy Hearns was Black, not Latino. Where were the Latino opponents when Black fighters were fighting each other and popularizing the sport worldwide. 

Ask Manny who first brought world class boxing to the Philippines, it was Muhammad Ali- Joe Frazier. There were no Latino or Asian fighters on the market at that time. Black fighters fought all throughout the world during the 20 century, from Tokyo Japan, Paris France, and many other countries.

I cringe when I hear people say a Latino opponent is necessary to make huge money. That's simply not true and the facts don't lie. Mayweather is statistically, the biggest draw in boxing history and Muhammad Ali is boxing. Without Muhammad Ali I doubt Asians or Latinos would have an opportunity to make money boxing.

First of all Mayweather-Mosley will get more than 1.25 million buys, I guarantee. In addition, it is ignorant to believe that two Black fighters cannot bring in more than 1 million views. You fail to understand who made boxing the big entertainment spectacle it is.

It was not Latino, English, or Asian fighters. It was Black fighters, dating back to Jack Johnson, Joe Louis, Floyd Patterson, Sugar Ray Robinson, Muhammad Ali, Sonny Liston, Joe Frazier, George Foreman, Larry Holmes, Tommy Hearns, Sugar Ray Leonard, Marvin Hagler, Pernell Whitaker, Evander Holyfield, Mike Tyson, etc. These fighter never needed a Latino, Asian, or English opponent to sell a fight.

Black fighters made boxing the entertaining sport it is today. Conversely, Black Americans do not sit around and talk about Mayweather all day as if he is a god, like Latinos and Asians do with their fighters. Black Americans are too busy,  discussing the Kobe Bryant's, Lebron James, Randy Mosse's, Adrian Peterson's, the CC Sabatiia's, Serena  Williams, Usain Bolts and the tons of other Black athletes that dominate their sport.

Whereas, Latinos and Asians, cling to their fighters due to the fact that it is rare a Latino or Asian athlete endures the American sports limelight. Nonetheless, they do spend huge money on boring fights for cultural bias reasons. However, in the Black community we only respect excellence when it comes to athletics.

The black community respects Manny Pacquaio to the utmost, because he is a good fighter. Whereas, the Latino and Asian community dislikes Mayweather, because hes not one of them. Latino and Asians sports fans root for their own, regardless.

In the Black community we don't care what color you are, we don't care how much trash you talk, all we care about is the skill and excellence you possess when you step inside that ring. Which is why, every Black person I know did not buy the Pacquaio-Clottey fight.

In the Black community we know Clottey is a horrible unskilled fighter that lacks the passion and assertiveness in the ring, therefore, we don't care to see him perform. On the other hand everyone knows that Mosley is one of the greatest Welterweights of all time, and Floyd Mayweather is one of the best that we have ever seen.

The same race of people that backed Joe Louis, Muhammed Ali, and Mike Tyson, are going to buy this fight. For the simple fact that these are two great fighters, point blank. I don't think I have heard this much anticipation towards a fight in the Black community in a long time.  

Lets please stay away from the falsified notion that Latino boxing fans are the life support of boxing. If that's the case why is it that the sport has declined over the past 10 years, an era where the biggest and most popular boxing star was a Latino. When Black Americans took a huge interest in Boxing it was a popular sport, since Oscar De La Hoya became the poster boy of the sport its begun to sink.