Originally Posted by bruiserh
There are a few of us here who think Mark actually does want to step his opposition up, but he's made some massively bad decisions along the way in his career.
In terms of claiming he's the worlds greatest, he definitely hasn't. He's pretty self depreciating actually. He'll give anyone the time of day to chat boxing and what he's up to. He's on twitter and facebook.
Some of the animosity I understand, as frustration that an Aus HW isnt testing himself. The question remains unanswered as to whether he will or not in the future.
Some of the animosity is purely irrational, like fight fans should feel personally affronted by Mark's career thus far.
Totalpac's mardi-gras-esque promotion of Mark here only set de Mori's cause back even further. He succeeded with his plan of fueling some hatred, but just couldn't turn it into ticket sales. Evidenced by the extremely poor $10 PPVs sales for the Calloway fight, and the financial disaster that followed against Weida at St Marys.
Totalpac has clearly seen the error of his ways and pulled his head right back in. But the damage was already done.