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Discussion in 'Boxing Discussion' started by MC Paul Barman, Jun 11, 2008.

  1. MC Paul Barman Gold Belt Platinum Member

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    If it gets brought up everytime, then it gets brought up everytime.
    I would dispute that it does, but let's say that it does.... big deal.

    You're earlier criticism was that we only enjoyed his fights because he is white. That's a different issue from saying that his color is always brought up in the build up to one of his fights. You and I can both see that his color being noted in the lead up to one of his fights isn't a concession that the only reason one would enjoy his fights was because of his color.
     
  2. Seano Hands of bone

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    I think youre blowing this WAAAYYYY out of proportion.

    It was more of a commentary on the fact that this giant fan base is going to diappear as soon as he loses badly, which I think is coming. Once he is exposed, no one is going to be talking about what a fantastic fighter he is, they are going to say we liked him because--- fill in the blanks.

    The hype I hear over and over is that Pavlik is the white hope in boxing. Will he still be when he wakes up in the center of the ring trying to decide what to have for breakfast?
     
  3. Shizzy West Side Romo Wolf Pack

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    He's not a defensice mastermind but some guys have good, long lasting chins. You cant just assume his chin is going to fail him. Abraham is a good body puncher and if he beats Miranda I would be interested in seeing that match up. I hope Abraham looks good against Miranda. If Abraham loses or the fight is close it might be hard to justify a Pavlik/Miranda fight in terms of promotion.
     
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    I always take your predictions with a grain of salt. You said Evander was gonna beat Sultan but you backed down when I challenged you to a sig/av.
     
  5. FIGHT FAN Brown Belt

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    pavlik's defence is not that bad, he's good at blocking shots.


    right place, right time, right color, right personality.
     
  6. Seano Hands of bone

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    Evander gave Sultan a better fight than Wlad did.

    I don't do AV bets and actually I think I told you that I'd only do a sig bet but you never said anything.
     
  7. Seano Hands of bone

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    WHAT!!! ? OMG thats NOT TRUE NO ONE SAYS THAT !!1
     
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    Actually youre wrong. I Initially turned down your bet then said OK to a sig bet and asked you to PM the sig. You never did. I will link the thread if you like.
     
  9. MC Paul Barman Gold Belt Platinum Member

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    Kind of like what you did with the word "way"?
    :)

    I don't disagree with you. But, a giant fan base is different than saying "everyone".

    You're playing in extremes, so it's hard to have a straight convo about this. I'm not saying he's a fantastic fighter. I think if anything people will be saying, "we liked him because he gave exciting fights". I think you're overstating his color.
     
  10. Seano Hands of bone

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    I'm not. I really don't care. I notice that everytime the guy fights, his skin color is mentioned. His nickname is the Ghost for Christs sake!
     
  11. MC Paul Barman Gold Belt Platinum Member

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    Seano, you're a good guy. But you keep doing this.
    You said "everyone", I said "Not everyone".

    Now you're saying "no one", but it should be clear that there will always be a "someone". You can't take one example of a "someone" and state sarcastically, "I thought NO ONE says that".

    A reasonable conversation gets mucked up when one plays in the extremes.
     
  12. MC Paul Barman Gold Belt Platinum Member

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    You're sure you are not playing in the extremes? :wink:
     
  13. FIGHT FAN Brown Belt

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    if pavlik has the same fans as jermain taylor, then yes they will dissapear.
     
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    Unless you spend a lot of time on Stormfront, I doubt that very much. The American national media hasn't even been covering him until now, and most people don't even know who he is. Hell, Lacy was probably more hyped before the Zag fight despite fighting lesser competition. If anything, his skin color works against him with respect to MSM coverage.
     
  15. Seano Hands of bone

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    Let me say that everytime I have seen him on HBO, his skin color is mentioned at some point.

    Guess I found a hot button topic for the boxing forum.
     
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    Kelly Pavlik:
     
  17. FIGHT FAN Brown Belt

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    nobody knew who lacy was, and nobody outside of hardcore boxing fans and the city of youngstown really care about pavlik. pavlik is luke-warm at the moment. he will make money, and continue to be a regional attraction, but i doubt he will do wonders for the popularity of boxing in america.
     
  18. MC Paul Barman Gold Belt Platinum Member

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    Yes, you found a hot button in those who are interested in accurate reflections of the situation.
    Is his color brought up? Never said it wasn't.
    Is the only reason why people are interested in him because of his color? No.
     
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    Yeesh.

    Next time I will do a nation wide poll and include all the names of people who agree and disagree.

    I didn't realize the grammar police wear on line.
     
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    [edit- slow forum.
     

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