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Fight of the Century

Posted by EC3 on 4 May 2015 | 0 Comments

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As a huge fan of kickboxing, MMA, and Boxing there was no way I was going to miss the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight. While I believe Floyd Mayweather is one of the most skilled boxers of all time, I'm not a real big fan of what he represents. Floyd Mayweather teaches our children, by way of his persona, that life is all about money. He flaunts it, he wastes it, and believes he can do anything because he has money. He also teaches, by way of his actions, that women are no better than the ridiculously expensive cars he owns. They are property. Unfortunately, I knew he would win the fight, however, I did not cheer for him. In addition to the fact that I am a Pacquiao fan I cannot cheer for an unrepentant abuser of women. Sadly, it is precisely because of his public persona that so many in the African American community love him and ignore the fact that he is a repeat domestic violence offender. How is it that we can celebrate the worst part of our community while at the very same time claim to try to make it better? I, like Floyd Mayweather, am in need of God's grace. I have fallen short and continue to fall short of God's glory. But I refuse to ignore and glorify my faults. Maybe Floyd has reconciled his shortcomings with God and only portrays that image in public because so many people adore it. When it is all said and done I know that I am in need of God's grace just as much as anyone else. But I would hope that we can learn to stop celebrating ignorance and begin appreciating humility.

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