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    Who are some commentators you can't listen to?

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    Default Re: Least favorite commentator.

    Well..... Merchant's gone, so that's that.

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    Default Re: Least favorite commentator.

    Merchant.

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    Default Re: Least favorite commentator.

    As a Brit I never knew who Larry Merchant was until i joined this forum. Over the years, thanks to youtube and whatnot, i've watched dozens and dozens of fights he's commentated on and have no idea why he's so hated (flomos aside). He's terrific. Love the way he argues/disagrees with his collegues and comes out with some cracking lines made all the better by his slow as molasses voice.

    Merchant/Foreman doing Naz-Kelly, Naz-Sanchez and Lewis-Grant are absolute gold.
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    Default Re: Least favorite commentator.

    Steve Bunce
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    Default Re: Least favorite commentator.

    Quote Originally Posted by El Kabong View Post
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    I like Buncey, yeah he is annoying as fuck and he screams and shouts and chats absolute shite but you can't knock his enthusiasm.

    Did you know that BoxNation don't intentionally cut the ring walks, they only show the footage that is given to them and a lot of the times that doesn't include the ringwalk, there is no point in tweeting BoxNation about it because they can't do anything about it and 99% of the time they are rubbish anyway...or so Buncey has told me every single time I've watched an international fight on BN.

    Plus he always seems grateful when I stay up until 6am to watch a fight.

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    I used to hate mercant but he is gone. Lampley is the voice of HBO boxing, but he gets more annoying over time. Mauro ranallo is pretty annoying to me. He has the same exact catch phrases for every fight and they are annoying. I guess the blow by blow commentators for HBO and Showtime should be replaced. I don't mind anybody else from those networks.

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    Default Re: Least favorite commentator.

    Mauro Ranello. He starts wit hysteria, moves quickly to bedlam and then ends up with chaos and insanity. Guy is awful.

    Max is also bad with his bug eyes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Batman View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by El Kabong View Post
    Steve Bunce
    I like Buncey, yeah he is annoying as fuck and he screams and shouts and chats absolute shite but you can't knock his enthusiasm.

    Did you know that BoxNation don't intentionally cut the ring walks, they only show the footage that is given to them and a lot of the times that doesn't include the ringwalk, there is no point in tweeting BoxNation about it because they can't do anything about it and 99% of the time they are rubbish anyway...or so Buncey has told me every single time I've watched an international fight on BN.

    Plus he always seems grateful when I stay up until 6am to watch a fight.
    Indeed, he talks out his ass and this is why I do not care for him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by El Kabong View Post
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    A man that sounds like that shouldn't be allowed anywhere near a microphone. It's quite unbearable to listen to. If I was in the studio I would be tempted to creep up behind him with a tube of extra strength super glue. I would be doing humanity a service.

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    From ex-current fighters to regular announce people. Jim Lampley and his invisible punches. Recently it's Mauro "please take a folding chair to me" Ranallo. The guy is tone deaf and makes direct plugs for his wrestling show. He also talks over Paulie who knows of what he speaks. Gus Johnson had a run and my ears bled. Someone had the brilliant idea of using Ed Lover on the mic for HBO. That was painful. Dan Dierdorf and Alex Wallue back on Wide world of sports. Barry McGuigan and Ray Mancini were not so hot. And small mention to our beloved Teddy Atlas . There was a specific time that didn't last long but Teddy was obviously going through 'coaching' or something. He was calling fights nothing like he does now. It was over the top and he would over pronounce and end every single sentence with some elevated sentences. It was like stuffing him in a suit and reading from flash cards. Just very odd and phony.

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    Everyone seems to hate on Lampley and yeah... he can't call a fight worth a damn. But you gotta give him credit for trying to keep boxing relevant to the fan masses. His program The Fight Game is fairly popular, and has covered many a topic in an interesting way. What I didn't like about Merchant was that he was a self-serving, conceited, pompous drunk.... who loved to make pauses for effect, as if we were dying to hear his next words. He also reached very far for words that would make him seem intellectual, like when he tried to quote Shakespeare or some other asinine thing like that. He looked less like a boxing commentator, and more like a drunken pervert, who would hit on any woman who came within striking distance.

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    Default Re: Least favorite commentator.

    Some of my least favorite:
    1. George Foreman: Love the guy and think he had some funny moments, but also saw some of the most horrific calls from him. Watch Hop vs Tito and listen to George through the first 9 rounds. Completely biased and asinine comments. Another great example, can't remember who was fighting, but he said the ref would be the most important man in the ring... Besides the two fighters. No shit. He said that.
    2. Teddy Atlas: Compketelt biased and would always just make outlandish predictions with the hope that he could say he was the only one who called it afterwards. The one time he got it correct was Tyson getting disqualified vs Evander. He was dead wrong every other time.
    3. Ray Leonard: I just remember him sucking abpnd being horrible behind a microphone. Literally no redeeming qualities as a commentator. Hell of a fighter though!!!!

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    Default Re: Least favorite commentator.

    Mauro is annoying. Never really been a fan of The Colonel either.

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