Originally Posted by Makingweight
Over here we had coverage of the recent Broner v Rees fight you all saw it but post fight after the interviews what almost became the main point in the studio was Broner & his ring walk attitude etc.
We have a hour long programme in the UK called ringside weekly for a hour they spent 10 mins talking about Broner's comments pre & post fight the dedicated fan can & SHOULD see the difference it sells tickets.When you have fans that are almost as interested in seeing you lose as win you have actually won!
True M, but be careful on that getting fan's to want to see you lose, cos there is a fine line where the fan's hate makes them stay away from any shows they are on.
A good example is 2008 US Olympian Luis Yanez, he was and is a brash talking, flashy fighter, always trash talking to his opponents. Cos of his trashtalking he has fought less then 10 times as a pro, instead of people wanting to see him beat, the fan's dont want to see him period, lesson to learn, be yourself and have the ability to back up your trash talking. Yanez had a boring stinking syle which didn't help.
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Take the guys who the fan's loved to hate, Hector "Macho" Camacho, and a young Muhammad Ali, there was something you had to like about them, so beware it can backfire.