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Cheesey1
post Dec 19 2012, 05:59 AM
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I try to take the good with the bad (or the bad with the good, however it goes), but in boxing there's a lot of bad when it comes to pundits.
Is it something that boxing fans should just accept as part of life, or start calling it for what it is?

Attack of the Pundits / Writers.
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Cshel86
post Dec 19 2012, 09:20 AM
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WOW! Cool stuff Cheesey!

I must admit, I had to reach for my dictionary a few times, but that's just my rusty vocabulary getting the best of me. Lol

I see waaaay too many journalists playing the spin doctor role, mostly because they are too much of a fan for a particular fighter, or trying their best to become a road writer for a promotional company.

Some of them can count the corn in some of these fighters' stool, but cant tell you the first thing about a fight from a technical standpoint. From another standpoint, some writers (very few) will dig deep to research and get readers to understand the whole spectrum (mostly the business side) of the sport, rather than having everything being geared towards their agenda.

For instance, I read a couple of articles after the Khan/Garcia fight, and a few writers subtly (but perfectly) described Garcia's left hook as a "lucky punch", when in all truth, he was throwing that punch for the whole fuckin' fight.

Problem is, those writers were Khan fans and they got personal, to the point that you thought they were the angry promoters who were riding on Khan winning so they could continue the "chase for Mayweather". Agenda?

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- Cheesey1   Attack of the Boxing Pundits: Are They Hurting Our Sport?   Dec 19 2012, 05:59 AM
- - wolterb   great read! i think the first step to resolve ...   Dec 19 2012, 07:54 AM
|- - Cheesey1   QUOTE (wolterb @ Dec 19 2012, 07:54 AM) g...   Dec 19 2012, 11:07 AM
- - Cshel86   WOW! Cool stuff Cheesey! I must admit, I ...   Dec 19 2012, 09:20 AM
|- - Cheesey1   QUOTE (Cshel86 @ Dec 19 2012, 09:20 AM) W...   Dec 19 2012, 11:12 AM
- - daprofessor   best piece i've read in quite some time! t...   Dec 20 2012, 07:10 PM
|- - Cheesey1   QUOTE (daprofessor @ Dec 20 2012, 07:10 P...   Dec 21 2012, 12:53 AM
- - mgrover   i really want to hear what skip bayliss has to say...   Dec 20 2012, 08:27 PM
|- - daprofessor   QUOTE (mgrover @ Dec 20 2012, 09:27 PM) i...   Dec 20 2012, 08:39 PM
|- - mgrover   QUOTE (daprofessor @ Dec 21 2012, 01:39 A...   Dec 21 2012, 07:26 AM
|- - Cheesey1   QUOTE (mgrover @ Dec 21 2012, 07:26 AM) h...   Dec 21 2012, 11:36 AM
|- - Plah   QUOTE (Cheesey1 @ Dec 21 2012, 11:36 AM) ...   Dec 21 2012, 12:48 PM
|- - daprofessor   QUOTE (Plah @ Dec 21 2012, 01:48 PM) Here...   Dec 21 2012, 07:37 PM
|- - Cheesey1   QUOTE (Plah @ Dec 21 2012, 12:48 PM) Here...   Dec 22 2012, 11:05 AM
- - mgrover   i couldn't bring myself to watch it all. Why a...   Dec 22 2012, 01:55 PM
- - Cshel86   QUOTE (mgrover @ Dec 22 2012, 01:55 PM) i...   Dec 22 2012, 02:35 PM
- - Cheesey1   QUOTE (mgrover @ Dec 22 2012, 01:55 PM) i...   Dec 22 2012, 03:06 PM
- - wolterb   What is disheartening is that Skip Bayless probabl...   Dec 23 2012, 10:04 AM
- - Cheesey1   QUOTE (wolterb @ Dec 23 2012, 10:04 AM) W...   Dec 23 2012, 01:02 PM
- - Cshel86   QUOTE (wolterb @ Dec 23 2012, 10:04 AM) W...   Dec 23 2012, 08:48 PM
- - Franchize   QUOTE (wolterb @ Dec 23 2012, 10:04 AM) W...   Dec 24 2012, 10:41 AM
- - mgrover   QUOTE (Franchize @ Dec 24 2012, 03:41 PM)...   Dec 24 2012, 03:36 PM
- - Cshel86   QUOTE (Franchize @ Dec 24 2012, 10:41 AM)...   Dec 24 2012, 08:47 PM
- - daprofessor   QUOTE (Franchize @ Dec 24 2012, 10:41 AM)...   Dec 24 2012, 09:04 PM
- - Cheesey1   QUOTE (Franchize @ Dec 24 2012, 10:41 AM)...   Dec 25 2012, 01:13 PM


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