I'd like to go into this further Dwight since it's not often we get the chance to have a measured discussion,but I'm on my phone and long posts are a pain without the laptop.
Let's put this on the record;I'm not confident of Burns beating Broner, but I think he does better than DeMarco and more to the point, it's the fight I most want to see in boxing right now.
But I genuinely feel it's unfair to suggest that it's ok for Broner to say that,but Ricky would be lampooned for it.
It also seems to have incited a pile of new hatred for Ricky,who is the most genuine guy in British boxing,and he doesn't **** over other fighters.
If Ricky was American,he'd be the biggest white boxer in the country.Can you imagine the press he would get? Humble guy who shuns s****om,works in a sport shop every Saturday to stay grounded and drives a very modest car?
He'd be bigger than Pavlik.And it seems like he's becoming like K2 in that some fans are making him a hate figure.
I wish they'd at least try and look at him for what he is as a man.