It's not too often I start a thread but I need to vent. Given that Mr. Dawson has lost a fight (heaven forbid), the bandwagon is empty. He has no chance against Calzaghe, he is all hype, *smart* fans didn't fall for it blah blah blah blah. The ubiquitous word "exposed" shall make an appearance. I think part of why the fight game isn't what it's suppose to be is the fans who go overboard as soon as someone gets an L on their record. No wonder why strategic matchmaking keeps being so extreme and top fighters don't fight each other as much as they should; because fans are too myopic and annoying. Damn, it's like as soon as someone loses their stock falls so much. Larry Merchant said it right, just because you beat Tiger Woods, doesn't mean you are Tiger Woods. Tiger Woods didn't win every tournament, and if he loses a match, it doesn't mean he's not the number 1 player in the world. Real boxing math, like MMAth isn't about if fighter A beat B, and B beat C, A is guaranteed to beat C. It's that every fight is about statistics, and any fighter can lose to another on a given day. Sometimes a fighter loses to a lesser fighter. So what. Sometimes a Hasim Rahman has his night against a Lennox Lewis. A Matt Sera comes up big against a GSP. When Roger Federer was killing everyone on the court, he wasn't unbeatable. And when he lost, he'd keep a number 1 rank. Yes, Fedor Emelianenko lost a fight, doesn't mean Fabrico Werdum is a better fighter. And it's amazing how fight fans can have an ability to make anyone's win meaningless unless it's over a prime fighter, who wins his 30 fighters prior and 20 fights after. Give me a break. Top boxers should be boxing other top fighters all the time, and amassing losses in the process because of the laws of averages and statistics. You know, that's why so many of the fighters in the golden era of the fight game have 5, 10, 15, 20, sometimes more losses and still make it into the hall. Now days we hardly know who the greats are because nobody is going to have the balls to fight each other when their marketability will go right down the toilet if they lose a few fights, and that happens because of too many douchebag fans who will ride cocks of unproven fighters (i.e. Gabriel Gonzaga bandwagon of he's gonna kill Fedor because he flattened Cro Cop) with unblemished records over "exposed" fighters because they lose a couple of fights.