Re: Saddo is all I need- no other social media or boards!
There's a balance to being able to have a laugh and being vicious and in boxing there's still a shocking number of people (maybe it's just shocking to me) who follow fighters for certain reasons and place extra importance on certain aspects of a fighter's ethnicity, race, religion, nationality, etc and when discussion veers from boxing match to the ether of "What does this fight/fighter symbolize" things can get dicey real quick. I try my best to just go by the in ring abilities and leave all the bullshit aside. I've got my politics and current events which I discuss in the lulls between fights I'm actually interested in. I argue and debate those things the same way I argue and debate boxing, but I try not to conflate the two. I believe putting the two together is a folly, but some people can't help themselves with that. Right now I haven't filled the voids of the now retired fighters I enjoyed: The Klitschko's (I've been lukewarm on Wilder, I hate Fury, AJ is bland to me, I wanted to like Whyte and Miller but they're cheats), Miguel Cotto, Jermain Taylor, Tavoris Cloud, Andy Lee, Jonathan Banks, Paul Williams, Arturo Gatti, Erik Morales. Nobody recently has really grabbed my attention like those guys had and it's just harder to be excited about a match when you're less invested in the fighters. Lomachenko is a superstar, but there's no foil for him, nobody like a Pacquiao or Mayweather for him currently. I like the looks of Filip Hrgovic as a fighter, I appreciate Aleksander Usyk's ability...I've been rather put off by Deontay Wilder NOT taking the entire division by storm as he should have, but I hope he gets it on track as he's very impressive at times. I've been very disappointed that Terrance Crawford, Errol Spence, etc haven't had the offers of Pac or Floyd as I think they've really deserved those shots. I hate that Canelo is the Golden Goose at 154-160, I think he's a punk I'd like to see him KO'd.
Originally Posted by SlimTrae
Thanks for the mention and I would hope that you still feel welcomed here.
"Drown in a vat of whiskey.....death where is thy sting?" - W.C. Fields.