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Mayweather: The Number One Boxing Fans are Mexicans

By Luis Sandoval

Floyd Mayweather’s tweet regarding Jeremy Lin may have got him in hot water when he suggested Lin’s hype was mostly due to him being Asian. But his recent comments regarding Mexican boxing fans should have a better response.

Mayweather spoke with BoxingScene.com and other members of the media and gave Mexican boxing fans a compliment they can surely smile about.

“Like I said, and I mean it, Puerto Rican fans know a lot about boxing. And the Puerto Rican fans are true boxing fans. But the number one boxing fans are Mexicans” said Floyd. “We all know there’s no fans like Mexican fans”.

The turnout for the last leg of the Mayweather-Cotto press tour in Los Angeles was very overwhelming. Fans had to be turned away after the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, where the conference took place, was filled to capacity. Many of the fans in attendance were indeed Mexican and while they showed plenty of love to Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, they also showed plenty for Mayweather.

Floyd has shown appreciation to his Mexican fan base before when in 2007 for his mega fight with Oscar De La Hoya, he wore the Mexican flag colors and sombrero to the ring.
While Floyd gave the Mexican boxing fans the upmost respect, he also didn’t alienate his other fans who come from all backgrounds and support boxing.

“The fans, the Puerto Rican fans. The Mexican fans. The Latin fans. The fans all over the world have done an amazing job in supporting us fighters and keeping the sport of boxing alive” said a thankful Mayweather. “My fan base is worldwide. My UK fans are remarkable. You know my fans come out from all over the world”.

As always, Floyd stayed after to sign autographs and take pictures with his fans.

You can follow Luis Sandoval on Twitter @Truewest007. You can also tune in to The Boxing Lab, Boxingscene’s official audio show every Tuesday from 6-8PM PST with hosts Ernest Gabion, Luis Sandoval, and Ryan Burton.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by The Ban Stick on 03-07-2012

[COLOR="SeaGreen"][B]I have to close YET ANOTHER thread because people cannot stop the racist crap. :stupid:[/B][/COLOR]

Comment by thuggery on 03-07-2012

[QUOTE=croz;11862361]In the US 85% of boxing fans are white. Oddly enough the majority of fans in Mexico are Mexican.[/QUOTE] i dont believe this one bit. I know a lot of white dudes love boxing but I don't think 85% worth.

Comment by Mr. Fantastic on 03-07-2012

[QUOTE=croz;11862361]In the US 85% of boxing fans are white. Oddly enough the majority of fans in Mexico are Mexican.[/QUOTE] You have a source to back that claim?

Comment by croz on 03-06-2012

[QUOTE=xcaret v4;11861624]Yea but their black, self ownage[/QUOTE] Why do you have the yahoo headline in your sig?

Comment by croz on 03-06-2012

In the US 85% of boxing fans are white. Oddly enough the majority of fans in Mexico are Mexican.

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