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Old 12-13-2012, 09:46 PM   #14
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Default Re: Why all the hate for Max Kellerman?

I've in the minority: Since he started at HBO, I've thought Max has improved tremendously. I used to want to punch him in the face nearly every second of the broadcasts. Now, I get that feeling only about 2-3 times per broadcast. He has nice knowledge of the sport historically, can explain what's happening in a fight alright (although he can get quite generic and repetitive at times - especially with the whole "southpaw foot positioning" thing he brings up during every southpaw/orthodox matchup), and he has a clear passion and love for the sport.

I hope he stays for a while. I've talked with him in person, too, and it was like I was talking with just a regular fan. We chatted a bit about Pernell Whitaker, Gamboa, Moreno/Mares, Ward/Dawson, and Nishioka/Donaire. Called those fights correctly if I remember correctly.
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