QUOTE (Snoop @ Mar 28 2010, 01:44 PM)
What BHop and Tyson has done in the past holds no bearing on what happened last night.
Abraham did get caught up in the moment and acted like a childish brat. Like I said, even if Dirrell was faking, it's better to take his word, wish him well, then be wrong about it, then vice versa. It's just a lack of concern or respect for the other fighter IMO.
But yes, boxing is the greatest sport ever.
I am just comparing things Snoop. Adding some perceptive because you stated that King Arthur's statement was classless.
We just agree to disagree because I don't think it was.
Fighters disrespect each all of the time. Its part of the game. Their mind-set is this " You have to make me respect you!"
And when you have one guy who fought with a broken jaw for 8 rounds and another know for flopping around the ring than you are going to have one thinking he's BSing.
Echols said the same thing after he bodyslammed Bhops in their rematch and as Hopkins roll around in pain. " Bernard is FAKING it!"
This is a rough sport.
It makes me laugh when I hear people say that such and such fighter shouldn't have reacted this way or said that. Hopkins made this statement after fight Kieth Holmes and George Foreman called him a dirty fighter. The same George Foreman who cold cock Frazier on the back of the head.
I have always had a theory about boxing, unlike other sports with the exception of tennis. It is a one on one sport. You have no teammates to calm you down or a coach to call time out and pull you out of the game and have you cool off.
In boxing your true character will be revealed.
And some fighters pull games ... such as King Arthur from the fights I have seen of him has always complained body shots. Dirrell flops and bends at the waist, Hopkins will grab and hit people low, PBF uses his elbow to create space, and I could go on.
Many fighters will tell you that they will do whatever it takes to win!
I did a interview with O'Neil Bell a few years ago and I asked him about his first fight against Mormeck.
"A lot of people said that you were hitting behind his head on purpose. How do you answer this? "
His answer - "I am going to tell you like this. The rules says clearly protect yourself at all times. And if a man deliberately turns the back of his head to me than I got no choice but to take his ass out. Itís up to the ref to stop the fight. And if he does it again I will bust his ass again. That could be advantage to his end by turning his head hoping I wonít hit him but I will crack you to the fullest. You know what I am saying? I abide by the rules. Protect yourself at all times. You know not to bend over below the belt you know not to turn your head to the fighter. He suffered the consequences and went down."
Like is said we just agree to disagree. Much respect for your passionate though.