Floyd Mayweather Responds to Conor McGregor’s Racist Slur
Floyd Mayweather has tunnel vision when it comes to his upcoming fight with Conor McGregor.
Much of the world is calling his competitor a racist for recent statements, including telling the champ to, “Dance for me, boy!”
Floyd himself is apparently too busy prepping for the fight to take offense, and can even joke about the moment while giving Conor his due props as a fighter.
McGregor has been labelled a racist by some due to referring to 40-year-old Floyd as “boy.”
Referring to a black man as "boy" in America is an insult that dates back to slavery, as is telling African-Americans to “dance” for one’s entertainment.
Several public figures came out against the statements in Floyd’s defense.
I've been telling you that Conor McGregor was a racist bigot.— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) July 12, 2017
He literally told Floyd, "Dance for me, boy."https://t.co/Vc9Co1TcCY
Conor told Mayweather to "dance for me boy" that's racist as hell...— Benjamin Dranklin (@Cos_or_Jefe) July 11, 2017
Floyd gotta drop em for the culture
It appears that Floyd himself isn’t too bothered, however, according to a quick interview with TMZ.
“Racism still exists, but, you know, I try to take something negative and turn it into something positive…I’m not upset at all.”
He went on to joke, "We all know there's only 2 types of boys - a white boy and a cowboy - and I'm neither."
Floyd then addressed fans labelling his opponent a racist.
“A lot of people say that Conor McGregor is racist but I don’t worry about that. It’s about going out there and doing my job.
“When he said the ‘boy’ comment, you know, it is what it is. He’s entitled to feel how he wanna feel. Me myself, I just like to stay in my zone and stay focused."
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