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Allmenjoi8
post Jul 7 2011, 04:08 PM
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HBO commentary for boxing would be great if Larry "The biggest hater" Merchant wasn't apart of that team. He is so negative and half of the time he does not know what he is talking about. Unless the fight is a bloody massacre he isn't happy. I am not going to even touch his pure biased against Floyd. I wondered if HBO should replace him with someone else... I loved it when Foreman told him to shut up!! He should stop commentating In my opinion. Any thoughts?
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post Jul 7 2011, 04:24 PM
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Totally, ive been saying hes the biggest hater for years. He doesnt understand the business end of boxing at all.
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Jhill47
post Jul 7 2011, 04:28 PM
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i think they should but i believe the keep him around for that very reason because they know he will ask the questions that nobody else will. I've never agreed with Larry but he was spot on for that horrible heavy weight fight and he had every reason to grill David Haye. As far as Floyd goes he just doesn't like the guy and i don't think Manny Stewart likes Floyd too much either but that's mainly b/c he is a defensive fighter. But Larry Merchant is a fossil so i don't think he will be going anywhere. If i'm not mistaken i believe he had ring side seats for David vs Goliath
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Walstan86
post Jul 7 2011, 04:28 PM
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Only things he's biased against are boring fights and boring fighters.
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post Jul 7 2011, 04:33 PM
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I've long been frustrated with him, not due to any bias or whatnot, just because it takes him 20 minutes to say a few sentences. It drives me crazy listening to him talk. That may not be his fault, and I may be an asshole for bringing it up, but it still drives me crazy and I hate listening to him talk.
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post Jul 7 2011, 04:44 PM
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QUOTE (Allmenjoi8 @ Jul 7 2011, 09:08 PM) *
HBO commentary for boxing would be great if Larry "The biggest hater" Merchant wasn't apart of that team. He is so negative and half of the time he does not know what he is talking about. Unless the fight is a bloody massacre he isn't happy. I am not going to even touch his pure biased against Floyd. I wondered if HBO should replace him with someone else... I loved it when Foreman told him to shut up!! He should stop commentating In my opinion. Any thoughts?


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post Jul 7 2011, 04:49 PM
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QUOTE (AussieLad @ Jul 7 2011, 04:44 PM) *
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post Jul 7 2011, 04:58 PM
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post Jul 7 2011, 05:03 PM
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Larry "Make mine a double" Merchant is a pretty unique character. Merchant really is only looking for fighters with passion that will produce dramatic fights. I don't see anything wrong with that. Where I do have a problem with Larry is when you do not produce those types of fights he will do his best to bury you in his own smug way.

Also I had a problem with him calling Wlad a big beautiful man. Awkward!!!!
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post Jul 7 2011, 05:12 PM
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Larry's old school. He's used to 'real' boxing, where the fighters actually slug it out. Floyd is good on paper only. He doesn't want to face sluggers. This is one reason we'll never see a fight between him and the Pacman. So-called 'technical' fights are what they are: BORING!
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