Dave Allen on RTs Podcast

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  1. tee_birch

    tee_birch Active Member Full Member

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    Fair enough mate. All I meant was that as a professional boxer he has never been in the right condition for us to see how good he is.
     
  2. Fhaggis

    Fhaggis Member Full Member

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    I agree bud, just saying what was said. His dad wasn't clearly a ******* to him and it's like he's a fat mess to spite his dad
     
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  3. underwraps

    underwraps Active Member Full Member

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    I know Dave ain't gonna be a world beater, but he is young, deffo got balls and has one thing that you can't teach... A chin. I like to see him with a good trainer and nutritionist( spelling) and a 12 week camp. He can earn a good living at British, maybe Euro fringe level,if nothing else.
     
  4. jm2729v

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    Even the best of boxers are worth nothing if they can't sell tickets, that's just how this sport works when there's no governing body. The fact is that Dave Allen brings the viewers/PPV buys in not purely by himself but as a very useful add on to a card. More so than other more promising talents. David Price is also another extra emotional rollercoaster added to cards. Amir Khan is a shell of himself but he brings a very unique asian demographic which is extremely loyal hence his ability to get big fights.

    This is the fundamental flaw of boxing, you are honestly defined by the money you bring in. This is why you don't see humble, down to earth technically gifted ("awkward" in matchroom speak) guys go far without backing or without suddenly taking on some egotistic and arrogant persona (a la Mayweather) to sell a few tickets...
     
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  5. caligula4

    caligula4 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    It isn't just the Asian demographic for Khan, but his glass jaw, style, social familiarity and amateur/olympic pedigree. As with Price, fighters that could easily be destroyed at any moment will always appeal to fans.
     
  6. 305th

    305th Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Spot on. It's becoming like the WWE. Less about ability and talent and more about marketability. It's always been that way I suppose, I mean Cus was telling Tyson to be entertaining back in the 80's, but with a new generation of followers who are used to 24/7 rolling coverage in the form of social media, it seems far more about what's a cash-magnet gimmick now.

    Case in point, BJS.
     
  7. caligula4

    caligula4 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Decent point, but BJS hardly manages to pull of the cash-magnet gimmick as he messes up on social morality causing him to be out of pocket due to his actions.
     

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