Whites – 223,553,265 72.4%
Blacks – 38,929, 319 12.6%
Asians – 14,674,252 4.8% – (Filipinos Alone – 4,000,000 1.5%)
Other – 10.2%
Total USA Population: 308,745,538
Let’s get something straight. Manny Pacquiao has GLOBAL reach and appeal, Floyd Mayweather mainly appeals to some of the Black demographic in America, In Manny’s country, he is at almost 100% of nearly 102 million people in support. Even if all the Blacks supported Floyd, which they don’t, it would only be 12% of the total population of the USA at 38.9 million.
In the USA, where both of them hold their fights, there are about 38,929,319 Blacks, and about 4,000,000 Filipinos. Yet, Manny is in a dead heat in PPV numbers with Floyd Mayweather jr. Manny is the only fighter in the history of boxing to go over 1 million PPV sold for four straight years, Mike Tyson is the closest rival at 3 years in a row.
If Pacquiao was born and raised in the USA, Mayweather would be eating his dust at every turn. Mayweather would not be on the same level as Pacquiao, he would be #10 in Pacquiao’s harem, at second tier.
Big business are run by very smart people. Corporations want the best, most influential, and most popular personality that has the most reach and connection to the public to endorse their product, like Michael Jordan and Lebron James for example. Manny has the top Corporations as his client to endorse their products. Nike, HP, KFC, McDonalds are just a few that use Manny to endorse them.
Pacquiao is a very smart man. He does not have an education in the traditional sense, but he is a highly intelligent person. No one pulls himself from extreme poverty and rises to the very top tier of their country without intelligence. Manny chose his own path, he made his own way, he left home as a boy and conquered the world. His name is golden in big business.
I can’t say the same about Floyd Mayweather. His path was chosen for him. Someone held his hand and led him to boxing. Instead of having insight and knowing that a good image brings in endorsement money, he complains that Oscar De La Hoya and Manny Pacquiao has endorsement deals and he doesn’t.
Gee, Floyd, you’re not even smart enough to figure out why the endorsers are staying away from you.