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Jhill47
post Sep 22 2011, 02:59 PM
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What is the criteria to be considered a real boxing fan as opposed to being a Pactard or Flomo. It seems if u mention either one of these guys u automatically get labeled. I am a Floyd Mayweather but I consider myself a real boxing fan b/c Floyd isn't the only fighter i watch. He's my favorite right now but by no means does that mean once his done fighting all stop watching boxing. I don't consider myself a boxing historian b/c I have recently be come a die hard over the last 5 or 6 years but I was always a casual fan. Is a real boxing fan supposed to be able to recall facts from the past or just have a good understanding of boxing and follow the sport. I wanna know what u guys think. Intelligent responses please
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Jack 1000
post Sep 22 2011, 03:19 PM
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There's different levels of distinction I think,

Those who name-call against Floyd or Manny may not be strong boxing fans OR they may be boxing fans who are just so obsessed with either fighter, that nothing said in a conversation, or on a message board is going to change their opinion. It's like in politics where a group of people go for one party or another and refuse to change, no matter what the party does. The name-callers who love one fighter over the other, are unlikely to change no matter what the boxers say or do.

But it's not just Manny and Floyd. Ali had supposed "haters and nuthuggers too." Tyson, even after the Holyfield II ear-biting incident had people who still supported him. True "nuthugging" distorts factual assessments of evidence and abilities. An obsessed fan of Mayweather or Pacquaio, can often be very, very objective and factual about other fighters as well. The same with haters of these boxers.

The most popular fighters P4P in boxing. The most popular athletes in all sports are going to have their lovers and haters who's views are so polarized one way or the other that you can't change their behavior.

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post Sep 22 2011, 03:45 PM
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QUOTE (Jack 1000 @ Sep 22 2011, 03:19 PM) *
There's different levels of distinction I think,

Those who name-call against Floyd or Manny may not be strong boxing fans OR they may be boxing fans who are just so obsessed with either fighter, that nothing said in a conversation, or on a message board is going to change their opinion. It's like in politics where a group of people go for one party or another and refuse to change, no matter what the party does. The name-callers who love one fighter over the other, are unlikely to change no matter what the boxers say or do.

But it's not just Manny and Floyd. Ali had supposed "haters and nuthuggers too." Tyson, even after the Holyfield II ear-biting incident had people who still supported him. True "nuthugging" distorts factual assessments of evidence and abilities. An obsessed fan of Mayweather or Pacquaio, can often be very, very objective and factual about other fighters as well. The same with haters of these boxers.

The most popular fighters P4P in boxing. The most popular athletes in all sports are going to have their lovers and haters who's views are so polarized one way or the other that you can't change their behavior.

Jack


Very eloquently put Jack
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- Jhill47   Real boxing fans vs Pactards and Flomos   Sep 22 2011, 02:59 PM
- - Crafty   I agree, I'm asian and I almost don't want...   Sep 22 2011, 03:10 PM
- - EAlbian   QUOTE (Jhill47 @ Sep 22 2011, 02:59 PM) W...   Sep 22 2011, 03:13 PM
- - Jack 1000   There's different levels of distinction I thin...   Sep 22 2011, 03:19 PM
|- - EAlbian   QUOTE (Jack 1000 @ Sep 22 2011, 03:19 PM)...   Sep 22 2011, 03:45 PM
- - Hittman25   What do u call me if I like Marcos Maidana alot? I...   Sep 22 2011, 03:52 PM
- - blackbelt2003   Look, it's simple. If you're prepared to ...   Sep 22 2011, 04:03 PM
|- - Jack 1000   QUOTE (blackbelt2003 @ Sep 22 2011, 04:03...   Sep 22 2011, 04:21 PM
- - The Ollie Reed Fan Club   Look as long as you are a boxing fan first and a F...   Sep 22 2011, 05:06 PM
- - cshel86   Jack and Black are absolutely right! I like bo...   Sep 22 2011, 05:36 PM
|- - Jack 1000   QUOTE (cshel86 @ Sep 22 2011, 05:36 PM) J...   Sep 22 2011, 08:14 PM
- - HazConvictedFelonMane   I love boxing period. My uncle is a judge, my cous...   Sep 22 2011, 09:02 PM
|- - lloyd mayflower   QUOTE (HazConvictedFelonMane @ Sep 23 2011, 0...   Sep 22 2011, 09:09 PM
|- - The Ollie Reed Fan Club   QUOTE (lloyd mayflower @ Sep 23 2011, 02...   Sep 22 2011, 09:12 PM
|- - HazConvictedFelonMane   QUOTE (lloyd mayflower @ Sep 22 2011, 10...   Sep 23 2011, 07:19 AM
|- - lloyd mayflower   QUOTE (HazConvictedFelonMane @ Sep 23 2011, 1...   Sep 23 2011, 07:29 AM
- - cshel86   QUOTE (Jack 1000 @ Sep 22 2011, 09:14 PM)...   Sep 22 2011, 10:02 PM
- - BoxingEinstein   I honestly think Pactards and Flomos or Mosley...   Sep 23 2011, 12:40 AM
- - cshel86   Be careful Lloyd, I heard those internet warriors ...   Sep 23 2011, 09:22 AM
- - CrazyBuffalO   As I pointed out before in another thread, there s...   Sep 23 2011, 11:37 AM
- - cshel86   QUOTE (CrazyBuffalO @ Sep 23 2011, 12:37 ...   Sep 23 2011, 12:49 PM


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