Boxing  

Forum Home Boxing Forum European British Classic Aussie MMA Training
Go Back   Boxing News 24 Forum > Boxing > General Boxing Forum


Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 07-19-2007, 10:51 AM   #1
Lampley
Belt holder
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Posts: 3,760
vCash: 1000
Default Worst Commentary Performances

I'm sure I'm setting my guy Lampley up for some abuse here, but rewatching Hopkins vs. Trinidad last night, I'd like to nominate George Foreman.

Foreman embarassingly bought into the Trinidad hype. That was fine for a few rounds, but for the first eight he keeps admonishing Hopkins for things he "better not do against this boy." He advises Bernard to not make Trinidad mad, or to punch with him, or to give Trinidad room to punch, or basically be in there with him at all.

Foreman continually lauds Trinidad for his toughness and determination, completely glossing over a masterclass -- a true masterclass, one of my favorite performances ever -- by Hopkins. Bernard tamed Tito almost from the opening bell, and yet Big George was convinced the fight would turn any second.

Merchant (who was much sharper back then, sad to say) eventually calls him out on it, as well as calling out Lampley for calling shots for Trinidad that Bernard blocked.

By round 9, at least, George started noticing what was happening. By then Bernard was teeing off on Tito, and toward the end, he cruelly abused him. The series of counters in the last 30 seconds of the 10th round, with the grin and step away to go along with it, was vintage Hopkins.

Too bad George didn't notice earlier.
Lampley is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 07-19-2007, 10:54 AM   #2
DamonD
Champion
East Side Guru
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Tavistock, England
Posts: 7,150
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Worst Commentary Performances

Bobby Czyz in pretty much any Tyson fight you can think of...I don't have any quotes to hand though, I'm sorry. Though hearing him confidently assert that Tyson had indeed landed flush on Seldon and then stammering his way through the replays was pretty damn memorable.
DamonD is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2007, 10:55 AM   #3
Stewbear
Journeyman
ESB Jr Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 271
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Worst Commentary Performances

Quote:
Originally Posted by DamonD
Bobby Czyz in pretty much any Tyson fight you can think of...I don't have any quotes to hand though, I'm sorry. Though hearing him confidently assert that Tyson had indeed landed flush on Seldon and then stammering his way through the replays was pretty damn memorable.
lol there were a few classics in the lewis fight
Stewbear is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2007, 10:59 AM   #4
Lampley
Belt holder
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Posts: 3,760
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Worst Commentary Performances

Quote:
Originally Posted by DamonD
Bobby Czyz in pretty much any Tyson fight you can think of...I don't have any quotes to hand though, I'm sorry. Though hearing him confidently assert that Tyson had indeed landed flush on Seldon and then stammering his way through the replays was pretty damn memorable.
Ha ha ha. Good call on the Seldon fight. I remember him saying something like the crowd was booing because they didn't think it was a legit KO, and then being like, "Ughhh, I ugghh, they might be right," or something like that. It was hilarious.

Czyz sounded too punchy to be doing commentary anyway. Always thought they could find someone better.
Lampley is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2007, 11:03 AM   #5
Koa
Belt holder
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Da Bafroom brah!
Posts: 2,192
vCash: 75
Default Re: Worst Commentary Performances

Max Kellerman butchering Arturo Gatti last week. He just got ktfo, and its true he really was a B, B- fighter but he gave everything he had and was entertaining. I think he could have just commented on his career accomplishments and mentioned what a gift it was to have him in boxing instead of mentioning all the stammering he did when he faced tougher opposition.

Just thought it was inappropriate.
Koa is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2007, 11:04 AM   #6
TBooze
Undisputed Champion
East Side VIP
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: South of London
Posts: 10,586
vCash: 469
Default Re: Worst Commentary Performances

Anytime McGuigan, McKenzie or Bruno are at the mic...
TBooze is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2007, 11:06 AM   #7
Lampley
Belt holder
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Posts: 3,760
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Worst Commentary Performances

Quote:
Originally Posted by Koa
Max Kellerman butchering Arturo Gatti last week. He just got ktfo, and its true he really was a B, B- fighter but he gave everything he had and was entertaining. I think he could have just commented on his career accomplishments and mentioned what a gift it was to have him in boxing instead of mentioning all the stammering he did when he faced tougher opposition.
I thought that was a weird sendoff too. I mean, yeah, but no one ever said he was a great fighter. People loved him for his style, not his talent. That was the whole point, which Max (as usual) missed.
Lampley is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2007, 11:08 AM   #8
tragicliston
Contender
ESB Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 673
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Worst Commentary Performances

I'd like to nominate Teddy Atlas for a lifetime achievment award. His theory of commentary seems to be, "Why use five words when you can use 50? Why say something once and move on when you can say it again and again and again?" I have to mute Friday Night Fights.
tragicliston is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2007, 11:09 AM   #9
tragicliston
Contender
ESB Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 673
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Worst Commentary Performances

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lampley
I thought that was a weird sendoff too. I mean, yeah, but no one ever said he was a great fighter. People loved him for his style, not his talent. That was the whole point, which Max (as usual) missed.
Kellerman also has the annoying habit of trying to bullshit the audience into believing they're watching an exciting fight when it's one-sided or a snoozer. He did this at least a few times on B.A.D.
tragicliston is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2007, 11:11 AM   #10
DamonD
Champion
East Side Guru
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Tavistock, England
Posts: 7,150
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Worst Commentary Performances

Quote:
Originally Posted by TBooze
Anytime McGuigan, McKenzie or Bruno are at the mic...
Nononono, Duke McKenzie's great..."He's gone, Jim!", I love it. Like Foreman, he's as much about the comedy value as the commentary.
DamonD is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2007, 11:14 AM   #11
TBooze
Undisputed Champion
East Side VIP
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: South of London
Posts: 10,586
vCash: 469
Default Re: Worst Commentary Performances

Quote:
Originally Posted by DamonD
Nononono, Duke McKenzie's great..."He's gone, Jim!", I love it. Like Foreman, he's as much about the comedy value as the commentary.
Duke 'He needs to double up the jab' McKenzie funny...

Well I guess it takes all sorts!
TBooze is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2007, 11:16 AM   #12
chewy 22
Journeyman
ESB Jr Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 169
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Worst Commentary Performances

Mckenzie is a cult hero
chewy 22 is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2007, 11:22 AM   #13
TBooze
Undisputed Champion
East Side VIP
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: South of London
Posts: 10,586
vCash: 469
Default Re: Worst Commentary Performances

Quote:
Originally Posted by chewy 22
Mckenzie is a cult hero
I think you misspelled cult..

No; McKenzie is harmless enough, and I can see at how being so bad can get him a cult status
TBooze is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2007, 11:30 AM   #14
Lampley
Belt holder
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Posts: 3,760
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Worst Commentary Performances

Quote:
Originally Posted by tragicliston
I'd like to nominate Teddy Atlas for a lifetime achievment award. His theory of commentary seems to be, "Why use five words when you can use 50? Why say something once and move on when you can say it again and again and again?" I have to mute Friday Night Fights.
Teddy is the worst kind of guy to run across if you're having a drink by yourself at a bar. I wonder if he waxes philosophical about his lovelife.

"In order to get the cherry ... you have to be willing to make the commitment. ... It's the commitment ... as shown ... through years of training and determination .. that determines whether ... you can get the cherry. ... And if you do get the cherry ... all that commitment ... has paid off."
Lampley is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2007, 11:32 AM   #15
Pimp C
I Ain't Got No Worries
East Side VIP
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 33,455
vCash: 138
Default Re: Worst Commentary Performances

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lampley
I'm sure I'm setting my guy Lampley up for some abuse here, but rewatching Hopkins vs. Trinidad last night, I'd like to nominate George Foreman.

Foreman embarassingly bought into the Trinidad hype. That was fine for a few rounds, but for the first eight he keeps admonishing Hopkins for things he "better not do against this boy." He advises Bernard to not make Trinidad mad, or to punch with him, or to give Trinidad room to punch, or basically be in there with him at all.

Foreman continually lauds Trinidad for his toughness and determination, completely glossing over a masterclass -- a true masterclass, one of my favorite performances ever -- by Hopkins. Bernard tamed Tito almost from the opening bell, and yet Big George was convinced the fight would turn any second.

Merchant (who was much sharper back then, sad to say) eventually calls him out on it, as well as calling out Lampley for calling shots for Trinidad that Bernard blocked.

By round 9, at least, George started noticing what was happening. By then Bernard was teeing off on Tito, and toward the end, he cruelly abused him. The series of counters in the last 30 seconds of the 10th round, with the grin and step away to go along with it, was vintage Hopkins.

Too bad George didn't notice earlier.
I agreee. I remember watching that fight jumping out of my seat saying George can't be watching the same fight. It was truely his worst performance.
Pimp C is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Reply

Boxing News 24 Forum > Boxing > General Boxing Forum

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:09 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Boxing News 24 Forum 2013