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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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post Sep 23 2011, 11:37 AM
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As I pointed out before in another thread, there shouldn’t be prejudice like “Oh you are less of a boxing fan than I am because you follow only one fighter, while I follow the ENTIRE boxing universe” or stuffs like that.

Once you start getting into stuffs like “Oh I’m more of this than you” and “Oh you are less of this than me” then you know it’s unhealthy. You are setting barriers. You are setting standards of your own.

It’s like the same thing with racial discrimination where racist would go “Oh you are less of a human being than I am because you’re this and that.” And “I am more of a human being than you are coz of this and that”. Which is why racial discrimination is becoming more and more unpopular in today’s society. I’m not saying that it used to be popular, but it used to be much more tolerated in society. But nowadays people don’t want it anymore (especially people today are becoming more and more educated).

You have to understand that some things in this world are “engineered” while others are “reverse-engineered.” There are always two sides to a coin. There are boxing fans that got to know Floyd and Manny through following boxing first, while there are those that started following Floyd or Manny first which later led to them watching boxing.
I’ll give you an example of the latter. Here in the Philippines, before there were big names like Pacquiao, Villoria, or Donaire people didn’t really care much about boxing. But when Pacquiao and the likes became famous, people here were like “Oh there’s this Filipino boxing star lets go watch him fight!” so everyone got interested. And this led to them watching boxing very often. And some became so enthusiastic that they even started going to the boxing gyms to train in hope of becoming like their Filipino idols. So you know there are cases like these. And in a way it’s good because it got more people aware of boxing. Those that don’t used to follow the sport are now following it all because of their love for their favorite fighter/s.

As I’ve said, some are engineered, others reverse-engineered. But whether you’re engineered or reverse-engineered, you always end up talking about the same thing -- which is either about boxing or your favorite boxing star.
And everyone is a boxing fan in his own right. So stop all the “Oh I’m MORE of a boxing fan than you and you are LESS of a boxing fan than I am because of this that whatever… blah blah blah”. That type of mentality isn’t open, healthy. I therefore stand forth and raise the question: under who’s authority is the claim that someone is less of a boxing fan simply because he’s just a Floyd or Manny fan??
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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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