QUOTE (Fitz @ Feb 6 2010, 06:01 PM)
There are many 'tv' friendly fighters that have a whole lot of talent.
That also wasn't said and I don't believe it was implied.
Totally irrelevant question, which only serves to emphasize your arrogance regarding this subject. Your implication being that if one hasn't boxed he isn't capable of fully understanding the subtleties of the sport required to appreciate a master boxer like Willie Pep, and therefore, remains relegated to applauding the crude, caveman stylings of a more 'TV friendly' fighter.
It's not an irrelevant question and you do sorta of hit the nail on the head but I'll dig deeper.
The fact that term "TV (friendly) fighter" even exist nowadays for lack of a better term is BuLLSCHIT!! First of all what everyone appreciates is different. So while some may only want to see slugfest or as you described, "crude/caveman" stylings (I like your description better,lol). Some may want not want to see what they can see at any nightclub, or street fight. Does that make the latter's desired fighter any less of a "tv friendly" fighter as opposed to the so called absolute definition the term implies??
Lets look at one example you stated about me not liking "flat footed fighters". One of the biggest things I read here and other message boards is the notion that any fighter that moves, is a RUNNER. Which implies, you're just supposed to sit and trade and club each other right? The sport is referred to as the "SWEET SCIENCE" for a variety of reasons, but primarily is that there are so many things involved within the sport. Unfortunately as I said, the laymen and casual fan (who my comment was directed towards) doesn't even care to want to know all thats involved. They just want to see someone get KTFO.
It's like watching a basketball game and only wanting to see dunks but not understanding and/or appreciating the offensive play that creates the opening for the dunk. Or how you can stop a player by cutting off their driving lanes which prevents them from 'dunking" and taking perhaps a lower percentage shot.
That analysis of detail which used to said in fight broadcast way back is now lost. So IMO, you have a dumb downed audience generally speaking.
I stand by what I said that nowadays, Pep would not be considered a TV Figher which is sad because back in the days, he sure was... Was that reply "arrogant" enough for you??