With a historic record of 48 wins and zero losses, Floyd Mayweather Jr. is without a doubt one of the sports world’s most polarizing figures.
Floyd’s May victory over Manny Pacquiao cemented his status as the boxing’s pound-for-pound world champ, but it’s not all sunshine and rainbows in the Mayweather camp. (RELATED: Who’s The Smokin’ Hot Ring Girl That Was Following Floyd Around Before The Pacquiao Fight)
Since 2002, the 38 year old has used violence against women in at least four separate instances — the most recent resulting in a 2-month jail sentence stemming from a 2010 misdemeanor battery conviction — and prominent members of both political camps have hammered the champ for his out-of-the-ring behavior.
Al Sharpton, however, is not one of those individuals.
TMZ asked the Reverend on Wednesday if he thought of Mayweather as a good role model, and let’s just say his response lacked the vitriol of the usual Sharpton commentary.
I mean, I think he’s a boxer. I don’t think he tries to, uh, project himself as a role model. He’s a boxer. He’s a good boxer. He’s unbeaten. As a boxer, he’s good if you want to be a boxer. He’s a good role model. Other than that, I don’t think he purports to be a role model.
Nice footwork, Al. Now answer the damn question.