Former professional boxing champion Floyd Mayweather responded to the Colin Kaepernick protests as well as the Black Lives Matter movement to say “All Lives Matter”.
While answering a question about why boxers aren’t selling out fights like he did, Mayweather responded to the question and went off topic by saying “all lives matter.”
“I’m here to say all lives matter,” Mayweather said in the interview. “You know, a lot of times, we get stuck, and we are followers. When you hear one person say, ‘Black Lives Matter,’ or, ‘Blue Lives Matter,’ all lives matter.”
Mayweather then mentioned how boxing has influenced his life experience.
It’s not right what is going on in this world on both sides, what I learned from boxing and what everyone can take in real life is to follow directions, follow order. Don’t give nobody a hard time.”
Mayweather was then asked about his stance on the Colin Kaepernick protests to which he said, “I can’t knock him.”
“Kaepernick needs to try and get the starting job. Stand up, and get the starting job. That’s what he needs to focus on,” Mayweather said before mentioning that Kaepernick was “doing something right” for selling a lot of jerseys.