Mayweather proud of Robinson; says black athletes should not make a mockery of him

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By: Julio Garcia

On November 28th former NBA star Nate Robinson stepped into the boxing ring for the first time against YouTuber Jake Paul. Robinson was wild in the ring and showed heart but ended up getting knocked out for his efforts.

After the fight, there were many throughout the world that ripped the fight for what it was and Robinson ended up being the butt of many jokes. Several athletes chimed in with their take and the phrase you don’t play boxing got thrown around like confetti at a celebration.  Paul has been called out by fighters old and new while a few have shown their sympathy for Robinson.

Floyd Mayweather took to social media to express his feelings towards Robinson. Mayweather stated that while people can voice their opinions on what transpired, Mayweather refuses to kick him while he is down. 

“Nate, I’m proud of you and I will always stand behind all my brothers,” stated Mayweather via Instagram. “I will never kick my brother when he’s down. It’s ok for people to voice their opinions on social media, but no black athletes or black entertainers, especially black NBA players should make a mockery out of you. We are supposed to all stand with each other through the good, bad, and ugly. I’m here to uplift you and let you know we all love you and congratulate you for just making an effort.”