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    Default Dan Rafael has been let go by ESPN

    I liked Dan, he was usually more objective and more knowledgeable than Max Kellerman.

    Unlike Max, he didn't rave on like a silly fanboy about certain boxers nor was he unfairly negative about others.

    Dan Rafael out at ESPN, as he's not getting his contract renewed

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    Default Re: Dan Rafael has been let go by ESPN

    Quote Originally Posted by Freedom View Post
    I liked Dan, he was usually more objective and more knowledgeable than Max Kellerman.

    Unlike Max, he didn't rave on like a silly fanboy about certain boxers nor was he unfairly negative about others.

    Dan Rafael out at ESPN, as he's not getting his contract renewed
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    Default Re: Dan Rafael has been let go by ESPN

    Quote Originally Posted by Freedom View Post
    I liked Dan, he was usually more objective and more knowledgeable than Max Kellerman.

    Unlike Max, he didn't rave on like a silly fanboy about certain boxers nor was he unfairly negative about others.

    Dan Rafael out at ESPN, as he's not getting his contract renewed
    I get people not liking Kellerman but Kellerman is much more knowledgeable about boxing than fat Dan. I’m let glad they let fat Dan go. He was awful. And he was also very bias.

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    Default Re: Dan Rafael has been let go by ESPN

    Quote Originally Posted by powerpuncher View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Freedom View Post
    I liked Dan, he was usually more objective and more knowledgeable than Max Kellerman.

    Unlike Max, he didn't rave on like a silly fanboy about certain boxers nor was he unfairly negative about others.

    Dan Rafael out at ESPN, as he's not getting his contract renewed
    I get people not liking Kellerman but Kellerman is much more knowledgeable about boxing than fat Dan. I’m let glad they let fat Dan go. He was awful. And he was also very bias.
    Dan’s opinion was bought and paid for. Max is biased but at least he seems to believe what he says. Dan was a shill

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    Default Re: Dan Rafael has been let go by ESPN

    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Swanson View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by powerpuncher View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Freedom View Post
    I liked Dan, he was usually more objective and more knowledgeable than Max Kellerman.

    Unlike Max, he didn't rave on like a silly fanboy about certain boxers nor was he unfairly negative about others.

    Dan Rafael out at ESPN, as he's not getting his contract renewed
    I get people not liking Kellerman but Kellerman is much more knowledgeable about boxing than fat Dan. I’m let glad they let fat Dan go. He was awful. And he was also very bias.
    Dan’s opinion was bought and paid for. Max is biased but at least he seems to believe what he says. Dan was a shill
    I agree with that assessment.

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    Default Re: Dan Rafael has been let go by ESPN

    Hmmm nice comments

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    Never liked the way he arrogantly called fighters "bums" and "cowards" ... and Steve Kim getting his foot in the door over the past year makes sense.
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    Default Re: Dan Rafael has been let go by ESPN

    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Swanson View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by powerpuncher View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Freedom View Post
    I liked Dan, he was usually more objective and more knowledgeable than Max Kellerman.

    Unlike Max, he didn't rave on like a silly fanboy about certain boxers nor was he unfairly negative about others.

    Dan Rafael out at ESPN, as he's not getting his contract renewed
    I get people not liking Kellerman but Kellerman is much more knowledgeable about boxing than fat Dan. I’m let glad they let fat Dan go. He was awful. And he was also very bias.
    Dan’s opinion was bought and paid for. Max is biased but at least he seems to believe what he says. Dan was a shill

    True that.

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    Default Re: Dan Rafael has been let go by ESPN

    Yes good riddance, he was useless and an annoying fat fuck imo.. Also grated me that he was so quick to rag on fighters when he would have died of cardiac arrest trying to do any kind of athletic endeavour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by p4pking View Post
    Yes good riddance, he was useless and an annoying fat fuck imo.. Also grated me that he was so quick to rag on fighters when he would have died of cardiac arrest trying to do any kind of athletic endeavour.
    Does he have any sort of athletic background? It certainly seem like he doesn’t. Not just by the looks of him but also how he speaks about fighters. He doesn’t write like he understands exercise and the motivation it takes.

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    I dunno, I didn't mind either Fat Dan or Max. Though Dan def comes off as more a bloviating suit trying to bury his nose in the cheeks of the party line or favs and disregarding anything else. Never really put much stock into disliking him as if I disagreed or thought it nutty I just stopped reading. I'll admit to apparently being one of the few who like Max more. Sure he's a wide eyed dork glued to stat books, maybe takes 'stories' as cemented historical facts and repeats himself but he goes way back and earned his way through. I just wonder if this is another step off the ESPN boxing front. Fat Dan was fat, probably smells like burned sausage and glued to a script but kept some wheels turning on dates, events etc. Just hope ESPN doesn't try to feed in some Ufc/boxing blend 'journalist'. They can do both.

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    Default Re: Dan Rafael has been let go by ESPN

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenster View Post
    Never liked the way he arrogantly called fighters "bums" and "cowards" ... and Steve Kim getting his foot in the door over the past year makes sense.
    yeh with steve there is no need for dan
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    Quote Originally Posted by TIC View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Fenster View Post
    Never liked the way he arrogantly called fighters "bums" and "cowards" ... and Steve Kim getting his foot in the door over the past year makes sense.
    yeh with steve there is no need for dan
    I wondered why Kim (whose become mainstream in his own right) was brought into that joint reporting role, makes obvious sense now.
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    Default Re: Dan Rafael has been let go by ESPN

    https://bleacherreport.com/articles/...-war-continues
    Link above is entitled: ESPN.com Removes Criticism of Shannon Briggs from Dan Rafael Chat Transcript

    Dan Rafael wished that Briggs' fight against Vitali Klitschko, in which the Brooklyn native took a vicious, career-ending beating that put Briggs in a German hospital for two weeks., "went 15 rounds," instead of the usual 12.


    one poster replied that remark "wasn't very nice."
    "It wasn't meant to be," Rafael responded.

    He did win a few awards for his craft. Personally I wasn't into his personal favorites, which IMO he made it known, whereas a Max Kellerman tried to pass his personal picks as facts.

    I will give Dan credit for introducing me to Mahyar Monshipour vs. Somsak Sithchatchawal. Just perusing the website and Fat Dan was like...so you don't know these guys, they aren't marquee names, but do yourself a favor get it. The commentating is in French, who cares. The fight is so great every so often you will learn French when they keep saying ooh-la-la. LMAO!

    Well I am paraphrasing because I cant find the that article. But I took a chance, watched it and Yup, if Dan did anything right by me- it was that fight.
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