Anthony Fowler - why the dislike

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by Degale, Nov 22, 2019.

  1. DramaShow

    DramaShow 18 Full Member

    Dec 22, 2020
  2. tokyo5exwale

    tokyo5exwale Underdogs are on top banned Full Member

    Oct 30, 2013
    I've never understood the hate, seems like a nice guy in interviews.

    But I'd never seen his tweets till now, bit cringe/begging lol. still don't understand why that'd make people hate him so much though
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  3. aaaaa

    aaaaa Ash Full Member

    Dec 19, 2020
    Always remember when Fowler was giving away a bottle of CBD to the 'person who gave the best reason', a bloke said it would help with my cancer treatment and Fowler said sorry mate you need to retweet my tweet too :lol:
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  4. Furious

    Furious Well-Known Member Full Member

    Nov 2, 2017
    Because he’s disingenuous and constantly seeking pats on the back. The need for validation, especially for doing ‘good deeds’ is very clear to see.
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  5. jimmyonebomb

    jimmyonebomb Member Full Member

    Dec 5, 2010
    Bizarre level of hate for him, he’s just a bit cringe at times. People are weird though and follow bandwagons
  6. BXNG101

    BXNG101 Active Member Full Member

    Jun 9, 2018
  7. Punchdrunk1

    Punchdrunk1 Member Full Member

    Mar 2, 2019
    Rules is rules
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  8. Furious

    Furious Well-Known Member Full Member

    Nov 2, 2017
    I think the whole seeking validation for charitable acts just rubs people up the wrong way. Saying that, I think his heart is in the right place - he just lacks self awareness.
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  9. jimmyonebomb

    jimmyonebomb Member Full Member

    Dec 5, 2010
    Maybe mate but thats it, lacking a bit of self awareness doesnt mean your an absolute ****. I just feel little weird cults of dislike grow up around certain people as everyone jumps on the bandwagon, it grew around the fitzy fight. He wasnt the first fighter to be arrogant and confident before a fight and wont be the last.

    I dont think everyone has to like him like, just feel the level of disdain is way out of proportion to his character or actions, worst man in boxing etc the hyperbole and hysterics is weird in discussions at times, well bigger ****s in the game.

    I agree with you, bit cringey etc at times but seems a good guy deep down
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  10. Furious

    Furious Well-Known Member Full Member

    Nov 2, 2017
    Fair post. I think he rode the wave of Matchroom/Sky Olympians turning pro but without the media training. That meant his social media activity wasn’t as polished.

    I do think he’s improved in the last year or so, but he was unbearable a couple of years back. A really annoying man.
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  11. ryanm8655

    ryanm8655 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Oct 23, 2008
    Ironic that in the real world he's turned out to be a far less disdainful character than Fitzgerald...
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  12. BXNG101

    BXNG101 Active Member Full Member

    Jun 9, 2018
    Yeah I agree with the last few posters. He is cringy at times but his heart is in the right place and he doesn't give off an arrogant vibe like say Conor Benn does. The two are worlds apart in their demeanor and how they carry themselves. I've been very critical of Fowler's asslicking abilities but he does seem like he's a good guy. He doesnt take himself too seriously like Conor Benn does.
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  13. Furey

    Furey EST & REG 2009 Full Member

    Oct 18, 2009
    I know boxers have to use social media platforms to generate interest in there careers and that's what he does........ but it's like he lacks social awareness and comes out with some serious cringe.

    The way he was in the lead up to the Fitz fight didn't help either added to the fact he lost the fight. Everyone then jumped all over him.

    I think he probably is a good lad to be honest but as I say, often on social media he just comes across as a bit odd.
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  14. lepinthehood

    lepinthehood When I'm drinking you leave me well alone Full Member

    Aug 27, 2011
    meh most people dont dislike someone for no reason. i think fowler is too cocky and doesnt deliver in the ring.
  15. Safin

    Safin Boxing Addict Full Member

    Aug 3, 2019
    I like Fowler. He seems all right to me.

    The vast majority of 'trendy' people come across like absolute tits on social networking sites, and these are just your average Joe's with day jobs who are trying to project a cool image. Fowler wouldn't even make it into my top 99% of cringeworthy behaviour on social networking sites.

    Funny how people were so up Fitzgerald when it's now clear that the guy is an absolute scumbag. People on here like Chisora, and he's about as cringeworthy and scummy as they come.
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