Box­ing spon­sors are racist

Sunday World - - Viewpoint -

The best way to raise funds for box­ing tour­na­ments in SA is to have a box­ing pro­moter to raise the money through spon­sor­ships.

How­ever, there are two kinds of box­ing pro­mot­ers in this coun­try. We have poor black pro­mot­ers and white, very rich pro­mot­ers.

Hence, when pro­mot­ers go out to seek fund­ing for tour­na­ments, big com­pa­nies fund ac­cord­ing to the pro­mot­ers’ skin colour.

There­fore, black pro­mot­ers end up get­ting less and whites are given spon­sor­ship money in “big bags” just be­cause of their skin colour.

Noth­ing has changed in SA since 1994.

In fact, I think white box­ing pro­mot­ers are pun­ish­ing black box­ers by un­der­pay­ing them for liv­ing in a demo­cratic SA, hence they pay the black box­ers peanuts when fight­ing against white pugilists.

I can fore­see a day when black box­ers will toyi-toyi for a bet­ter purse one day and the white pro­mot­ers will be very dis­ap­pointed.

“King Kong” Mam­podi


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