QUOTE (daprofessor @ Apr 18 2013, 08:22 PM)
it always makes me laugh to hear the piece of shit muhfuckas say, "our sport....blah,blah,blah...." know they ain't boxed a day in their lives!!!
Indeed! It's hilarious that the so-called boxing cognoscenti is made up of nerds and fat guys. Smh. How bizarre. I really think some of them hate the athletes they "cover" because athletes make them feel inadequate. So they dish out revenge in print when a boxer refuses to cow-tow to them or give them an interview or treat them as if they belong. It's pretty crazy.
And the broadcasting side is no better. For instance, HBO...you need one skilled broadcaster to keep flow, continuity, excitement, diction, etc. So a Lampley (preferably an unbiased one) is necessary. But everyone else calling a fight needs to be a boxer, former boxer, trainer, former trainer, a cut man...somebody who knows what they're seeing!
That means no Merchant and Kellerman (especially Merchant) to expound on what they clearly are not experts at. Being around a sport for centuries (talking to you, Larry) doesn't make one an expert....just longwinded.