Originally Posted by Calabrese
But they were both black, therefore they will always get more respect in most american boxing circles, b/c they carry a bias.
I just don't get it. What makes people think that Americans give black fighters more credit and respect based on their race? Lennox Lewis was never liked in America. Bert Sugar didn't even put him in his top ten all time heavyweights. Americans favor American boxers. It just so happens that there aren't many white American fighters. Overall, white Americans are starving for a great white fighter. It's no surprise that the most popular boxer in America is De La Hoya. He may not be white, but he sure looks the part.