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#PacquiaoHorn: Jeff Horn’s win reminds author of racist Filipino Manny Pacquiao fans

Kobe Bryant, Manny Pacquiao

Kobe Bryant, Manny Pacquiao

An African-American author and film producer agrees that Manny Pacquiao was robbed after losing to Jeff Horn at “Battle of Brisbane” on July 2, Sunday. However, it appears that bringing up Floyd Mayweather Jr. and the issue of racism is inevitable when it comes to discussing the controversy.

“They robbed Pacquiao in that fight with #JeffHorn,” Tariq Nasheed tweeted. “But I remember all the Filipinos who called Mayweather racist names so #HoldYourOwnNuts.”

In another tweet, Nasheed shared a post-fight video of Horn. In the caption, Nasheed wrote, “Look at Jeff Horn after his bogus “win” over Manny Pacquiao, trying to “call out” Floyd Mayweather #HeFeelingHimself.”

Nasheed is the director of the ongoing documentary film series “Hidden Colors.” The series, which has four parts, aims to explain and describe the marginalizing of African Americans in America and the world.

In 2000, Nasheed wrote relationship book “The Art of Mackin.” It went on to become a New York Times best-seller.

Born in Detroit, Michigan, Nasheed moved to Birmingham, Alabama, when he was very young. When he was 17, he moved to Los Angeles, California.

In 2013, Nasheed directed a horror sci-fi film titled “Dark Medicine.” The film starred Ola Akinroluyo, Byron Baudo, Josh Bednarsky, Emily Brooks and Corey Browne, among others.

Like Nasheed, Mayweather was born in Michigan, particularly in Grand Rapids. In 1996, he won a bronze medal after reaching the featherweight division’s semi-finals at the Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia.

On May 2, 2015, Pacquiao fought Mayweather at “The Fight of the Century” on May 2, 2015 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. After 12 rounds, the latter won via unanimous decision.

(photo from Facebook/HBO Boxing)

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