Originally Posted by Fighting Fungus
This is a great point about marketability in fighters. Look at guys like Mickey Ward and Arturo Gatti. They were good fighters but if they were black they would have been lucky to make 1/3 of what they made in there career. If Andre ward was a white Irish men he would make double the money he is making!
The problem isn't racism is who buys tickets, next time you go to a fight see who is buying the tickets, chances are they are white, hispanic and then black. Even among hispanic's it's different, the biggest ticket sellers are Mexican's, and Puerto Rican. Dominican's, Cuban's dont seem to support their guys. Boxing is a business the only color they see is green. Ward does have support in his hometown. Both M. Ward and Gatti put together didn't make anywhere near what Mayweather makes. So it really depends on the guy.