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Old 08-14-2010, 06:06 PM   #31
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But didnt he duck that Joe Calzaghe boy though?
Teaching the nincompoop people about boxing

is like turning up to an earthquake with a dustpan and brush

You can never really achieve very much

because the majority of people only know Ricky Hatton and Amir Khan

and the famous fighters of the 90s like Benn and Eubank and Bruno.
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Old 08-14-2010, 06:06 PM   #32
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Slightly OT but this afternooon I was discussing a guy who got paid out a 70,000 compo after being killed in work. Somebody said "Nice payout but money isn't everything when you're dead".
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Old 08-14-2010, 06:07 PM   #33
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Your joking yeh?
Twas a great thread:

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Old 08-14-2010, 06:15 PM   #34
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The amount of casuals who think FMJ is the best ever is scary.
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Old 08-14-2010, 06:35 PM   #35
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Another one I had was when I tried to argue that Marciano would not be a heavy today but more like a light heavy or cruiser... they were saying things like Lennox Lewis would of been poleaxed by him today, despite the fact he retired ages ago.
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Old 08-14-2010, 06:35 PM   #36
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I don't let on to people I follow boxing, it is more hassle than it's worth

In the run up to the Haye - Valuev fight loads of people in work were chatting about it saying Valuev is going to destroy him etc etc, it was hard work to ignore them and not try and explain the reality to them
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Old 08-14-2010, 06:39 PM   #37
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I don't let on to people I follow boxing, it is more hassle than it's worth

In the run up to the Haye - Valuev fight loads of people in work were chatting about it saying Valuev is going to destroy him etc etc, it was hard work to ignore them and not try and explain the reality to them
I get that too, is boxing the only sport where the fans are aware of others ignorance? I mean, football, rugby etc don't seem to have the same people being quite.
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Old 08-14-2010, 06:40 PM   #38
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I don't let on to people I follow boxing, it is more hassle than it's worth

In the run up to the Haye - Valuev fight loads of people in work were chatting about it saying Valuev is going to destroy him etc etc, it was hard work to ignore them and not try and explain the reality to them
Same. Only a few of my best mates know. But I'm lucky with them, they seem to be some of the few people who know to shut up when they know **** all about something.
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The amount of casuals who think FMJ is the best ever is scary.
King of the pricks.
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I get that too, is boxing the only sport where the fans are aware of others ignorance? I mean, football, rugby etc don't seem to have the same people being quite.
Not really

Many people said that Jonny Wilkinson was the best player in the world when England won the World Cup

In reality, Wilkinson probably wasn't even one of the best 5 players in the England team

He was made to look good behind an incredibly impressive pack of forwards who constantly provided him with a fantastic platform to work from

Wilkinson had an armchair ride

A monkey could have looked good playing outside such a dominant set of forwards

Most sports are the same
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Old 08-14-2010, 07:11 PM   #41
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Not really

Many people said that Jonny Wilkinson was the best player in the world when England won the World Cup

In reality, Wilkinson probably wasn't even one of the best 5 players in the England team

He was made to look good behind an incredibly impressive pack of forwards who constantly provided him with a fantastic platform to work from

Wilkinson had an armchair ride

A monkey could have looked good playing outside such a dominant set of forwards

Most sports are the same
Yeah, that's why Wilkinson is the leading points scorer in international rugby union, because the rest of the England team is so strong
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Old 08-14-2010, 07:18 PM   #42
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I once had a guy say to me that Calzaghe would KO hopkins in one cos calzaghe's power was like Tysons.

Also someone told me danny williams was the worlds hardest man cos he beat tyson.

I blame tyson for a lot of casual fan ignorance.
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The obvious one is Hatton Mayweather.

Surely everybody knows people who thought Hatton would stop him?
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Old 08-14-2010, 07:26 PM   #44
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Surely this thread shows how bad the state of Boxing is more than anythng when the bloke on the street doesnt know much about the biggest names in the sport.
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Old 08-14-2010, 07:30 PM   #45
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Surely this thread shows how bad the state of Boxing is more than anythng when the bloke on the street doesnt know much about the biggest names in the sport.
the problem is instead of just giving an opinion based of there limited knowledge they stretch what they know to the brink then make shit up and come off looking like stupid idiots
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