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Old 07-06-2007, 10:56 AM   #31
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I think people just really have a connection with Larry since he's been around for so long. I don't see why they have to be "anti-Max".
I'm sure that people do like Larry a lot, but Kellerman has been getting quite a bit of criticism since his days at ESPN. It didn't take HBO to get people to dislike him.
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Old 07-06-2007, 11:37 AM   #32
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Larry is a mess and in the last few years, I havent been able to tell if he was intoxicated or just losing his marbles. I want someone to ask questions in the ring, not standing there stuttering or staring off into space as they try and find the next word.
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Old 07-06-2007, 01:23 PM   #33
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Great article!!!! I as well loved what Gatti had to say! funny stuff.
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Old 07-06-2007, 01:33 PM   #34
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kellerman is so arrogant... i cant stand the garbage he spews sometimes
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Old 07-06-2007, 02:23 PM   #35
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Merchant is a senile old fart and needs to go. He's one of the reason boxing is not as big as it should be. He's incredibly bias and usually off the mark with his commentary.

Kellerman knows his stuff and tells it like it is. Much better commentator.
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Old 07-06-2007, 02:26 PM   #36
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Why can't Kellerman cut it, though? I personally think he's a fine addition, regardless of whether they get rid of Larry or not.

I think people just really have a connection with Larry since he's been around for so long. I don't see why they have to be "anti-Max".
Max can't carry Larrys Jack Daniels. MAx can commentate but he isn't just behind Larry, he's behind Bernstein and Atlas.

Larry says legendary shit that you guys should absorb. Pre, during or post fight he comes out with gems.

Kellerman lets shit fire and ends up saying REALLY stupid shit. He is a fan boy with a voice i.e. Jones beats Ruiz so suddenly he'd beat Frazier. That is the sort of stupid shit fan boys say when they get excited over a win. Merchant thinks things through, it's blatently the journo in him.

However you look at it, while Larry is alive Max Kellerman shouldn't even be in contention for his spot. It's ludicrous to say the least. Very disrespectful too.

Max appeal to a younger audience? Max appeals to poor quality shows, ill-knwoledge fans and basically brings the game down. MAx is HBO BAD material, not the sort of guy I want to hear when I show my son Hatton-Mayweather in 20 years.

You going to get rid of Max for someone with Larrys sort of experience, the man who has all the journalism experience, the man who was at Ali-Liston, Ali-Foreman, Leonard etc

Max is a step up from those ****s on youtube.

Max can commentate but he ain't no Larry Merchant. There is good and there is great, Larrys great.
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Old 07-06-2007, 02:39 PM   #37
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Merchant is a senile old fart and needs to go. He's one of the reason boxing is not as big as it should be. He's incredibly bias and usually off the mark with his commentary.

Kellerman knows his stuff and tells it like it is. Much better commentator.
yeah right, let me guess he dissed your favorite fighter? u have no clue about this sport right?
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