There was something Quota-centric Indian behaviour in the judgment that made Floyd Mayweather a winner over Manny Pacquiao.
Mayweather never weathered the storm in the real sense as he was lead-footed and defensive and always having his back to the ropes if not heading for it.
IN BOXING AGGRESSION GETS THE MAXIMUM points AND HERE FLOYD WAS GETTING POINTS FOR meekly FALLING BEHIND.
Manny was making the taller and heavy lead-footed Floyd fall back in every round. A few heavy stray punches Floyd did land but Manny was superior and brilliant in all respects: He was floating like a butterfly and stinging like a bee and Floyd was left shaking his head as if to say “C’mon man you are not hurting me.” Was this enough for the three judges to declare Floyd as the winner?
In this false victory of Floyd there is a clear WHITE MAN BIAS which is saddening. Though it is not as severe as the backward bias that manifests in India through venal invidious quotas. But where has the much vaunted claim of the White Man that merit triumphs over prejudice gone when Floyd was given the jackpot victory?
Manny was right when he said: “HE DID DO NOTHING. I WON THE FIGHT.” In the eyes of Justice and God Manny certainly won the fight. The true brilliance of Manny was seen more clearly when he walked away without showing his “deep regret” at the White Man’s much-touted sense of justice.
Manny should thank his stars that he is not born in India where a Sonia could make a Dalit and a woman as Lok Sabha Speaker when this woman is a parody of Dalit::: rich, powerful and influential. Nor would Manny been happy to see Sonia’s chamchas throwing away a Bharat Ratna at a dubious cricketer. These actions designed to be part of a debased Quota-based India that goes for symbolism than merit is fortunately missing in Philippines, the Great Country he comes from.
If today Americans delivered a bizarre quota justice to snub a non-white non-American boxer, Manny Pacquiao still walked away with the sympathies of millions who knew when they saw a sad day unfolding for the world of sports.