When Juan Manuel Marquez KO'd Manny Pacquiao Saturday night, it wasn't just one man crushing another man's face with his fist, it was one country's time to party and another nation's time to mourn. Sometimes it can be lost on Americans how important boxing matches can be to folks' national identity (other times it's very clear to Americans--like when Joe Louis fought Max Schmeling). Boxing brings out the primal in us, even those just watching. Best to remember that before taunting a fan of the guy who lost.
This video was funny was to me. Where I'm from going to the bar to watch certain fights boxing or mma can be very dangerous. Things can get racial and heated real quick depending on who wins. It's always a good idea to avoid reading comments on twitter after a fight because racist people like to show their true colors around that time. Some of the things those die hard Manny fans were calling Mexicans, and anyone who enjoyed watching that KO was beyond vile.
The Floyd being obnoxious comment is true and hilarious. It's also why I don't see Broner changing his sometimes obnoxious ways because it keeps his name out there. He notices that the non obnoxious, boisterous, and flashy Andre Ward is not a superstar even though he is one of the best fighters in the game right now.
I think boxing will always bring out the pride a person has for their country or race or both at some point. For me it was the Hatton vs Floyd fight, because of how disrespectful Hatton's fans were while Tyrese sang the National Anthem.
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