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Old 04-26-2012, 06:10 PM   #31
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It totally isn't. I'd never bother with an alt to have a go at someone. Prefer to make it as personal as possible.
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Old 04-26-2012, 06:27 PM   #32
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So desperate. People try and attack the writing, but I've never said I write about boxing.
yes u have, one of the first e-arguments i got into with u, u told me u were a writer, all i remember it was over something to do with cameron dunkin and u said u have contacts with him because your a writer..
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Old 04-26-2012, 06:36 PM   #33
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ward isnt a draw at all his biggest draw was 8500 for kessler i think, alexander is a good draw in st louis i forgot bout him, and peterson is an unknown, 10, 000 tickets were NOT sold because of peterson i can assure you. for a british asian to go over there in a not so exciting division and sell as many tickets as he does is not bad trust me, personally his last fight should have been in canada though, huge demand for him over there and he probably wouldnt have got jobbed.
140 used to be a great division. The only reason it isnt so much now is because the top guys, except for khan and Bradley who are either moving up or want to, have fought each other. Matthyse, Maidana, Kotelnik, Alexander, Khan, Peterson and Bradley have all been fighting each other so there is less intrigue now.
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Old 04-27-2012, 02:34 AM   #34
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Khan wanted more exposure................
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Old 04-27-2012, 03:51 AM   #35
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yes u have, one of the first e-arguments i got into with u, u told me u were a writer, all i remember it was over something to do with cameron dunkin and u said u have contacts with him because your a writer..
I AM a writer, you utter bellend, and I have been writing a book about the boxing industry as part of a wider piece on the entertainment industry. That was why I had been emailing Dunkin. But I have NEVER said I'm a boxing writer.
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Old 04-27-2012, 04:23 AM   #36
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I AM a writer, you utter bellend, and I have been writing a book about the boxing industry as part of a wider piece on the entertainment industry. That was why I had been emailing Dunkin. But I have NEVER said I'm a boxing writer.
Interesting. When's the book due out?
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Old 04-27-2012, 04:46 AM   #37
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For all this "abuse" Khan suffered in the UK, he drew bigger crowds there than America by far. I think he moved because he was promised pie in the sky, to be made a new boxing superstar, but it hasn't worked out that way. His moves not been a huge failure but how much better off is he really? He has to go to another guys hometown to get a sellout crowd and his chances of being a big ppv star are almost zero.
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Old 04-27-2012, 04:58 AM   #38
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So desperate. People try and attack the writing, but I've never said I write about boxing.
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I AM a writer, you utter bellend, and I have been writing a book about the boxing industry as part of a wider piece on the entertainment industry. That was why I had been emailing Dunkin. But I have NEVER said I'm a boxing writer.




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Old 04-27-2012, 05:34 AM   #39
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And you would know this because you were there right? Clearly you are trying to diminish his achievement.

Khan is no where near Cotto, Mayweather or Pacquiao but he is doing very well.

I watched Khan's fight at MSG, mostly Khan fans in Paulie's home town and the atmosphere was electric.

Maidana vs Khan FOTY in Vegas, well you can be sure people weren't there just to watch the Argentinian.
Khan Judah around 6000 isn't bad at all. Judah's popularity has been on the decline form sometime. Judah just fought on NBC in front of a crowd of maybe 1000 people at best in what looked like a warehouse.

Peterson vs Khan another very exciting fight, Khan had a pretty large support there. I know this because a friend of mine attended the fight. Name any other fight at 140 that Peterson could have fought a pulled in a crowd of even remotely close 10,000.
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Old 04-27-2012, 06:18 AM   #40
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Haha... I should probably clarify. I don't write about the sport itself directly. I'm not a boxing writer, I don't cover fights. I'm a business writer primarily.
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Old 04-27-2012, 12:42 PM   #41
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Yet he can't draw for **** in the US... that's the real reason why he fought Peterson in DC.
If Khan can't draw for ****, where does that put Bradley
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Old 04-27-2012, 01:20 PM   #42
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so i take it the duck move pulled by bradley is going to be covered in your book? because thats the reason you gave for being in contact with dunkin, i could dig up the post if you like?
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Old 04-27-2012, 01:41 PM   #43
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so i take it the duck move pulled by bradley is going to be covered in your book? because thats the reason you gave for being in contact with dunkin, i could dig up the post if you like?
No, because that's not what the book is about really. It's about how business in sport is damaging the sport element of it.

I got in touch with Dunkin originally to interview Bradley when we had our Boxing Site experiment. That all fell apart but he'd emailed me back and I had been doing some other writing about UFC's business model. So I asked him about that, he answered and we swapped him esmails where he laid out, as an example, Tim's situation.

It was a good illustration of how contracts are used to exploit sportsmen. I wasn't writing a book about Bradley or Shaw. It was originally an article, but I've got some good pieces that would make a solid book down the line. We'll see. I've got enough projects as is.

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Old 04-27-2012, 01:44 PM   #44
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If Khan can't draw for ****, where does that put Bradley
Making millions against Manny?
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Old 04-27-2012, 01:52 PM   #45
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