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Gambit808
The 2 top crowds in the sport.

Your UNBIAS opinion of which crowd moves you more. Who's #1 & 2
checkleft
I'm Latin and the UK emberrasses us. Especially Mexican fans, they turn on their fighters so easily. I've been to a few fights where there were big Mexican crowds and they are pretty terrible boxing fans (BTW I'm Mexican). UK fans ride with their fighters to the death. I have to say Puerto rican fans come in second
Cshel86
QUOTE (Gambit808 @ Oct 3 2012, 10:11 PM) *
The 2 top crowds in the sport.

Your UNBIAS opinion of which crowd moves you more. Who's #1 & 2

Gotta give it to the UK...they actually get em excited for Hatton's fights. Lord knows he isn't the most skilled fighter, but a brawler with a HUGE following, is something crazy!!!

QUOTE (checkleft @ Oct 3 2012, 10:18 PM) *
I'm Latin and the UK emberrasses us. Especially Mexican fans, they turn on their fighters so easily. I've been to a few fights where there were big Mexican crowds and they are pretty terrible boxing fans (BTW I'm Mexican). UK fans ride with their fighters to the death. I have to say Puerto rican fans come in second

Mexican fans turn on their fighters?! Am I hearing that right? That's the first I heard of this Check. I know that when Julio was getting served by Sergio, the crowd got quiet for a while, but that was about it. Sheesh, I never knew this. I thought Mexicans were ride or die fans, regardless. That's wild....
checkleft
QUOTE (Cshel86 @ Oct 3 2012, 09:23 PM) *
Gotta give it to the UK...they actually get em excited for Hatton's fights. Lord knows he isn't the most skilled fighter, but a brawler with a HUGE following, is something crazy!!!


Mexican fans turn on their fighters?! Am I hearing that right? That's the first I heard of this Check. I know that when Julio was getting served by Sergio, the crowd got quiet for a while, but that was about it. Sheesh, I never knew this. I thought Mexicans were ride or die fans, regardless. That's wild....


Fickle is the word I'm looking for. They flip on their fighters so fast it isn't even funny, I was at a family independence party for the Martinez fight and I was the only Martinez fan, by the end of the fight they were ready to hang me and chavez lol

And at the ponce de Leon vs broner fight they were cussing him out too cause he lost to broner and then even though Canelo was beating the pale off of Matthew hatton they kept bitching and saying he wasn't good because he wouldn't knock him out and throw more punches. It was ugly. They literally boo'd ponce

I think Puerto rican fans are die hard and UK fans take the cake, at least in my opinion.
Cshel86
QUOTE (checkleft @ Oct 3 2012, 10:37 PM) *
Fickle is the word I'm looking for. They flip on their fighters so fast it isn't even funny, I was at a family independence party for the Martinez fight and I was the only Martinez fan, by the end of the fight they were ready to hang me and chavez lol

And at the ponce de Leon vs broner fight they were cussing him out too cause he lost to broner and then even though Canelo was beating the pale off of Matthew hatton they kept bitching and saying he wasn't good because he wouldn't knock him out and throw more punches. It was ugly. They literally boo'd ponce

I think Puerto rican fans are die hard and UK fans take the cake, at least in my opinion.

Shit, I didn't know it was like that. no2.gif
Gambit808
QUOTE (Cshel86 @ Oct 3 2012, 10:23 PM) *
Gotta give it to the UK...they actually get em excited for Hatton's fights. Lord knows he isn't the most skilled fighter, but a brawler with a HUGE following, is something crazy!!!

hell yeah!!! That crowd that Froch brought against Bute was something special too.

By the way, they didn't give a good angle of the roof after that Chavez-Martinez fight. Lol, Did that noise raise that shit or what in the 12 round?
checkleft
QUOTE (Cshel86 @ Oct 3 2012, 09:40 PM) *
Shit, I didn't know it was like that. no2.gif

Maybe its just me lol, but those experiences left me with a bad taste
mgrover
I think chanting "lets go fucking mental" before anything sets the fans off
mitukczuk
I have to give it to the U.K. fans for sure.

Hatton's following is MASSIVE and as Gambit pointed out, Froch's fans were also monstrous i numbers in his Bute fight. One thing is - They are quite dissrespectful. I will always remember Tyrese Gibson singing the US national anthem and the UK crowd booing the hell out of him.
checkleft
QUOTE (mitukczuk @ Oct 4 2012, 01:34 AM) *
I have to give it to the U.K. fans for sure.

Hatton's following is MASSIVE and as Gambit pointed out, Froch's fans were also monstrous i numbers in his Bute fight. One thing is - They are quite dissrespectful. I will always remember Tyrese Gibson singing the US national anthem and the UK crowd booing the hell out of him.

Not to mention calzaghe, kessler, Khan, degale... Those guys have huge followings, I'm actually getting a little jealous. I wish our US following was that good those mothefuckers sell out soccer stadiums out there and stuff, its ridiculous.
daprofessor
if by better u mean louder, drunker and just plain crazy...yeah, i'll agree. uk takes it. laugh.gif

outside of hattons' fan base...i really haven't seen anything special about the uk fans. they love boxing just like everyone else. i would think that trinidad's fan base (especially at msg) was bigger and louder than most. oscar brought a pretty good fan base as well. the uk fans bring that soccer game spirit to the fights. they're singing and chanting all nite...even when they're guy is getting served. laugh.gif

i may be biased because i'm in socal...and i happen to be of latin descent...but i think the latino fans are the most electric. i'll agree with check that mexican fans are fickle. cris arreolla at the staples against klit comes to mind....chavez against matt vanda is another that comes to mind. the crowd was throwing bottles at him and his pops. also...ortiz/lopez is another one...i watched that crowd go from cheering ortiz to booing him when he rabbit punched lopez.

on the flipside...i've seen puerto rican crowds give it up to a fighter who has beaten their own. i don't know if that qualifies as electric...but i think they are a very knowledgeable/respectable fan base.
daprofessor
oops. double post. sorry.
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