Mayweather's Not Done Speaking His Mind...Now He's Weighing In On Bill Cosby

January 12, 2016

-OpeningRound Staff

Floyd Mayweather Jr. has been in the news lately for claims that Conor McGregor and Ronda Rousey can get away with certain things that he couldn’t get away with, and have become as famous as they have largely because of race.

For example, on McGregor, per Fight Hype, Mayweather said-“They say (McGregor) talks a lot of trash and people praise him for it, but when I did it, they say I’m cocky and arrogant…So biased! Like I said before, all I’m saying is this, I ain’t racist at all, but I’m telling you racism still exists.”

Now Mayweather is touching on Bill Cosby and his transgressions and sexual assault scandals. In a recent appearance on the TMZ Sports TV show, Mayweather continued to speak on his views about racism while bringing up Bill Cosby.

“Racism still exists,” he said. “That’s no different from the Bill Cosby situation. What he did is not right, but there’s so much police brutality out there. There’s things that we don’t talk about. There’s a lot of young black males and females being killed by police, being beat up by police, but those are things we don’t talk about. We would rather talk about stuff with Bill Cosby that happened 30 or 40 years ago.”


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Mayweather then brought up former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle and Woody Allen, and compared how their scandals were covered vs. Bill Cosby’s. 

“From what I heard, there was a guy that was with Subway…There’s another guy—is that Woody Allen? Those things are going on, but we seem to turn our heads the other way and don’t look at things like that.”

Mayweather then reiterated his original stance that people should worry about more important things than Bill Cosby.

“I think there’s more important things in the world that we need to worry about than something that happened over 30 or 40 years ago,” he said.

You can see his full interview below.

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