Originally Posted by Rich Joke
Again, Pacman is the only sporting star the Philippines has got. Compare that to African Americans
Pacquiao is a sports star not because he's the only big Phillipino, but because he's an exciting fighter that people want to see and he's humble. Americans hate an *******, and though Floyd behind the scenes is known to be a very cool dude, he doesn't have a grasp of the audience's attention like Pacquiao does right now. People more than anything pay to see him lose. Call him a draw because of that? Sure...but don't go out and ask for "American" support because Pacquiao's getting more shine.
I'm an Italian / Jamaican and and none of my fav athletes are either Italian or Jamaican. I support whomever provides me with entertainment. I got love for Mayweather and believe he's one of the best fighters this generation has seen, but Pacquiao's fights are just more entertaining to watch. Sue me if I don't route for an "American".