QUOTE (True-Boxing-Fan @ Nov 5 2009, 08:33 PM)
Well Hype, If Brother Naaz and Floyd Sr are dropping more REAL knowledge and info to Percy than The Ring, its unfortunate for Brother Naaz and Floyd Sr. Only being that that knowledge would be read by more people worldwide on The Ring than Fighthype(no offense, because I love fighthype). I too get annoyed by the buddy-buddy type of interviews that Percy does. Its kind of like he's trying to show the audience they are friends or something. It's very G. Leonish and one of the reasons that Boxingtalk sucks. I'm just saying be more professional with the interviews, you can be buddy-buddy after.
Ah man...I don't think Percy's going to like to hear that.
I don't necessarily know about that though. I think some people just feel more comfortable talking about certain things to certain people. Case in point, Floyd Sr. doesn't really like to speak with certain people about his relationship with his son for whateve reason he may have, however, because he has a much more comfortable relationship with Percy, he was willing to open up a lot more about everything that happened. Check the archives and you'll find A LOT of interviews that Floyd Sr. did with Percy where he spoke openly about his relationship with his son. I don't think you can find some of that stuff anyplace else. Is that really "unfortunate" for Floyd Sr.? I guess...maybe...if he's looking to tell as many people as possible (for the record, Fighthype isn't THAT much smaller than RingTv.com as far as traffic is concerned...I mean, we're smaller, but we're up there too homie...pretty much the same traffic as Maxboxing...maybe even more actually...not bad considering that we're not associated with Yahoo, which helps TREMENDOUSLY...but hey...I digress). But, in my opinion, I don't necessarily think that Floyd Sr. or Brother Naaz have an agenda to spread their gospel to the masses when they speak to Percy. When they talk to Percy, they're just, well, they're just talking...shooting from the hip as they talk about boxing. They're "buddy-buddy" type of interviews because, well, they're buddies. They're cool...and because they're cool, well, sometimes...a lot of times actually...they drop some knowledge or spit some wisdom that they normally wouldn't spit to the more "professional" type of journalist. I think maybe that's what you fail to realize. Percy's not trying to be a professional journalist. I'm not trying to be some undercover reporter. I'm just trying to holla at these cats, get their side of the story out, whatever it is they have to say, and keep it moving...just give them a platform to speak with and to their fans without having their words be surrounded by opinion. That's what it's all about here man. If you're looking for professional...hey...that's cool...keep reading Dan Rafael, George Kimball, George Willis, Doug Fischer, Steve Kim or whoever the professionals may be. But make no mistake, they too play the game and each and every one of them have their "buddies" that they will not ask the "hard" and "professional" questions to. Quite frankly, I'm still waiting for one of the "professionals" at Ring Magazine to ask their boss, Golden Boy Promotions, why they allowed Floyd Mayweather to fool the public with an uncompetitive mismatch against Marquez, their own fighter, instead of forcing him to fight Shane Mosley, their own partner. Please, please, please tell one of those professionals to ask Richard Schaefer that in their next interview. If you think me or Percy are going to do that...fuck that...I enjoy getting credentials to Golden Boy fights...I wouldn't risk that shit.
But word...too each their own. Just for the record, I don't think Boxingtalk.com entirely sucked...I mean, during the prime of Boxingtalk...say 2005 and 2006...that shit was hot. I mean, there were weeks when we were doing chat sessions with six different fighters...I mean, we were putting cats on the phone with these guys and giving them their own opportunity to be all "buddy-buddy" with their favorite fighters...those were good times man...we had A LOT of content...a lot of videos...a lot of coverage...there was a time when a lot of people did a lot of hard work and accomplished a lot of good things for the fans and the sport. But hey...that was then and this is now and now...RIGHT NOW...you're right...boxingtalk SUCKS!