Biggest Mayweather Wannabe to come out of the UK?

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by Tony Canzoneri, May 13, 2019.



  1. mithffg

    mithffg Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I don't think the ****y bad boy act works in this country as well as it does in the u.s.

    I can recall maybe only naz hamed and possibly eubank who was more bizarre than bad guy to be fair but people ended up taking to him anyway.

    It's usually young black londoners who take this approach i find who are heavily inspired by the whole mtv slick/rapper/baggy trousered/mayweather thing but it just doesn't go down as well here.

    Degale tried it when he first turned pro and someone obviously had a word with him as it was pissing everyone off and having a negative effect on his career and soon after the groves loss he had to take a much more humble approach.

    Despite that the british public never really took to him.

    O'hara davies is another example.

    Released from his contract and forced to make numerous apologies.

    If you're going to do it you need to be

    1) exceptionally good.

    2) funny/a good talker/charismatic (tyson fury for example£
    3)original and different (hamed eubank).

    Original is deffo not what most of these fellas are.
     
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  2. DreamItBelieveItGetKOd

    DreamItBelieveItGetKOd New Member booted Full Member

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    I wouldn't be surprised if Yarde and Tunde start beating up women and open a stripclub.. they are huge Mayweather begs
     
  3. EJC83

    EJC83 Active Member Full Member

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    Ohara Davies is the first name that springs to mind, Eubank jnr too. I see a lot of young boxers on Insta who seem a little self obsessed and look like they're taking the Mayweather approach but, as said earlier, you've got to be an exceptionally good boxer to pull it off.

    It will never work in the UK, people hate that kind of thing here, rightly so too.
     
  4. CathyBarry

    CathyBarry Active Member Full Member

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    No you're wrong it was the people around Selby that called him that, not Selby himself.
     
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  5. Furious

    Furious Active Member Full Member

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    I think Fury uses elements of Mayweather's persona. Supreme self confidence bordering on arrogance, outspoken but backs it up.
     
  6. Furey

    Furey EST & REG 2009 Full Member

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    Fury will answer a straight question. Mayweather will skirt around the question and give some rehearsed speech.
     
  7. Jacko

    Jacko Boxing Addict Full Member

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  8. micker1

    micker1 Member Full Member

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    Yes possibly I just remember Welsh Mayweather. It usually is the people around the actual fighter that talk the most. Hyping the fighter up.
     
  9. EJC83

    EJC83 Active Member Full Member

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    Selby, in his prime, had similarities, I'll give him that, if he was a young black Londoner people would have bought into the idea of him being the 'Croydon Mayweather' or whatever after he beat Stephen Smith and later Won the IBF.