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Old 06-25-2007, 05:23 PM   #1
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Default Is Hatton UK's marciano?

Been a long time since there's been such a popular boxer like this in the UK. Is He even more famous than Calzaghe? or maybe about the same?
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Old 06-25-2007, 05:24 PM   #2
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Calzaghe is more popular to the purists, Hatton is more popular to the mainstream
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Old 06-25-2007, 05:25 PM   #3
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More famous than Calzaghe for sure, not just in the UK but world-wide as well. Hatton has had victories over much better opponents than Calzaghe.
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Old 06-25-2007, 05:28 PM   #4
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He has by far the largest keen following of any British fighter as the 10,000 pilgrims at the weekend would suggest. Khan is a more recognisable name amongst the entire general population, but he'll never take that many people overseas. Calzaghe is also more capable of that than Khan I believe.
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Old 06-25-2007, 05:53 PM   #5
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Been a long time since there's been such a popular boxer like this in the UK. Is He even more famous than Calzaghe? or maybe about the same?
Both are quite famous but Hatton is loved, Calzaghe isn't.

Hatton gets you emotionally invested in a fight.
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Old 06-25-2007, 06:15 PM   #6
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Why is your display picture so gay?
Lets not get into a philosphical debate.
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Old 06-25-2007, 06:26 PM   #7
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Ok, we'll begin. What is it that makes my avatar gay?
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Old 06-25-2007, 07:06 PM   #8
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hmmmm tough one. maybe because u have a guy with no pants on....****in frenchie
It is indeed a guy with no pants on.

But that fact alone does not make the picture gay.

A woman may look at it, they do not percieve it as gay though, they can't they are a woman.

A man might look at it and realise it is a picture of a man with no pants on. He however does no percieve it as gay, as a picture of Robin Reid does not mean anything ***ual to him personally.

Anyone calling my avatar gay:
(a) is male
(b) personally associates Robin Reid with *** (specifically homo-***ual as the word gay was used) for whatever reason

To me it is just a picture of a man with no pants on and is easily ignored.

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Old 06-25-2007, 07:08 PM   #9
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It is indeed a guy with no pants on.

But that fact alone does not make the picture gay.

A woman may look at it, they do not percieve it as gay though, they can't they are a woman.

A man might look at it and realise it is a picture of a man with no pants on. He however does no percieve it as gay, as Robin Reid a picture of Robin Reid to not mean anything ***ual to him personally.

Anyone calling my avatar gay:
(a) is male
(b) personally associates Robin Reid with *** for whatever reason

To me it is just a picture of a man with no pants on and is easily ignored.
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Old 06-25-2007, 07:57 PM   #10
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43 and 0 is impressive but you need to be a Heavyweight to be compared to Marciano.
Case closed.
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Old 06-25-2007, 07:59 PM   #11
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Default Re: Is Hatton UK's marciano?

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It is indeed a guy with no pants on.

But that fact alone does not make the picture gay.

A woman may look at it, they do not percieve it as gay though, they can't they are a woman.

A man might look at it and realise it is a picture of a man with no pants on. He however does no percieve it as gay, as a picture of Robin Reid does not mean anything ***ual to him personally.

Anyone calling my avatar gay:
(a) is male
(b) personally associates Robin Reid with *** (specifically homo-***ual as the word gay was used) for whatever reason

To me it is just a picture of a man with no pants on and is easily ignored.
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Old 06-25-2007, 08:33 PM   #12
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Default Re: Is Hatton UK's marciano?

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It is indeed a guy with no pants on.

But that fact alone does not make the picture gay.

A woman may look at it, they do not percieve it as gay though, they can't they are a woman.

A man might look at it and realise it is a picture of a man with no pants on. He however does no percieve it as gay, as a picture of Robin Reid does not mean anything ***ual to him personally.

Anyone calling my avatar gay:
(a) is male
(b) personally associates Robin Reid with *** (specifically homo-***ual as the word gay was used) for whatever reason

To me it is just a picture of a man with no pants on and is easily ignored.
Now THAT is how you win an argument!!!
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Old 06-26-2007, 12:53 AM   #13
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Anyone who asks 'Who's that guy in your avatar'? Oh dear!! You just know they don't know much about boxing!!
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Old 06-26-2007, 06:22 AM   #14
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Hatton is huge with Sport fans in the UK.

Only problem is that terrestrial TV has never shown his fights live, you've always had to subscribe to Sky Sports and for the last fight Setanta. Even without that sort of free to air coverage Htton is huge.

Calzaghe is getting recognition now as his fights are now on free to air TV. Problem with Calzaghe is that people do not warm to him as much, and he can be in some stinker matchups. His last couple of outings have been good but some of his defences have been pain awful to watch.
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Old 06-26-2007, 07:19 AM   #15
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Default Re: Is Hatton UK's marciano?

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Originally Posted by China_hand_Joe
It is indeed a guy with no pants on.

But that fact alone does not make the picture gay.

A woman may look at it, they do not percieve it as gay though, they can't they are a woman.

A man might look at it and realise it is a picture of a man with no pants on. He however does no percieve it as gay, as a picture of Robin Reid does not mean anything ***ual to him personally.

Anyone calling my avatar gay:
(a) is male
(b) personally associates Robin Reid with *** (specifically homo-***ual as the word gay was used) for whatever reason

To me it is just a picture of a man with no pants on and is easily ignored.
For the sake of argument, why can women not percieve an image as gay?

There are several aspects of your avatar which simply scream 'GAY' at me, the oil, his obviously meticulously preened hair do, the lack of underwear and dangerously low slung WBC belt, just the general feel of the image as a whole is gay, perhaps with a stripper type vibe also.

The use of this image on a forum populated (probably entirely) by males also suggests an element of humour as the image is somewhat less than macho, infact it is overwhelmingly gay.

Am I the only one who perceives this image as even slightly gay?
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