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The Cinco de Mayo King Returns to Ring
By Kenneth Miller Asst. Managing Editor
Published May 3, 2013



Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather storms Mexican holiday again


The rivalry of Mexicans and Blacks is a long and bitter feud that has not just manifested itself in the boxing ring, but also has spilled into the pocket of urban neighborhoods in South Los Angeles and throughout the nation.


For the most part Mexicans are a unified culture that has migrated to regions, particularly Los Angeles where Blacks were the prominent minority group, and on a day Mexicans celebrate in mass the square ring in the sport of boxing has long been the element of declaring their superiority over Blacks.


If it were any other ethnic groups it would be declared a race war, but in the sport of boxing where Mexican fighters are the majority—it’s just a bitter war that Mexicans hate to lose.


Hence there is no other fighter on the planet who relishes such challenges and loves bursting their piñatas’ and watching all of their glitter and candy fall more than undefeated Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather who returns to the ring for the first time since being released from prison against Robert ‘The Ghost’ Guerrero on Saturday May 4 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas and on world-wide Showtime Pay Per View.


Mayweather, a five-time world champion with an unblemished 43-0 record is arguably the most successful active athlete in all of sports. He flaunts his fame, boast of his wealth and recently left HBO after 13 years to sign a groundbreaking deal estimated to exceed $200 million for roughly three years.


His last fight on Cinco de Mayo against Miguel Cotto in 2012 was his toughest, but he won a convincing decision before serving a 90-day prison sentence for domestic abuse.


His other bouts during the Mexican holiday were against Shane Mosley and the most lucrative against Oscar De La Hoya, which shattered all, pay per view and profit records.


When he fought De La Hoya he entered the ring wearing the Mexican colors of red, white and green and donning a sombrero to the cascade of boos and taunts from the pro Mexican crowd.


His celebrity has began to transcend that of Mexican hatred and has allowed for him to establish his own base of fans, primarily Black who view him as a symbol of hood success.


“Love me or hate me, you are going to pay to see me,” said Mayweather during one of his Showtime reality series.


Guerrero (31-1-1) recently defeated Andre Berto to earn the shot at ‘Money’ and the bout will exceed his largest payday by far. His father Rubin has boasted to his vast Mexican following that his son will whip Mayweather’s ass and that he would like to take care of  ‘Money’s’ father Floyd Sr. while they are at it.


Floyd Sr., will be in his son’s corner along with his brother Roger Mayweather who during his fighting days reviled in defeating Mexican fighters.


His nephew will be feasting off another during their most treasured holiday, that ‘Money’ is quietly making it his own.


Categories: Boxing

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