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Floyd Mayweather said a lot of unpopular things this past weekend. From stating that Gennady Golovkin would get waxed by Canelo Alvarez (which thousands of people aired him out for on social media), to now a more serious topic.
In a media scrum with Tha Boxing Voice and other media outlets, Mayweather was asked about boxers and pay-per-view sales, but instead professed that all lives matter–even blue lives.
“I’m here to say all lives matter,” said Mayweather. “A lot of times we get stuck and we are followers. We hear one person say ‘black lives matter or blue lives matter’ but all lives matter. From boxing, what everyone can take in real life is follow directions and follow order–don’t give nobody no hard time.”
According to the Black Lives Matter website, the movement is committed to collectively, lovingly and courageously working vigorously for freedom and justice for Black people and, by extension all people–something Mayweather doesn’t seem to be aware of.
Mayweather continued to stuff his foot in his mouth by claiming that Colin Kaepernick needs to focus on winning the starting quarterback job in San Francisco.
“Kaepernick need to try to get the starting job. Stand up and get the starting job–that’s what he needs to focus on… But, I can’t knock him, if that’s what he believes in and the people stand behind him so be it. He’s got the number one selling jersey so obviously he’s doing something right,” said Mayweather.
“It’s not right what’s going on within this world on both sides. I think we need to communicate better and follow direction. There’s rules and regulations to everything,” concluded Mayweather before discussing other boxing related topics.
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Alejandro "Alex" Burgos is a former Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report and the Founder & Editor-in-Chief of Round By Round Boxing. He is a professional blogger, SEO Consultant and Marketing Director at Capital Practice Consulting in Washington, DC.