Nah, I don't scrutinize too much but the reason why our fighters are whipping boys for boxing media outlets is the hype they take with them to the top. I realise it's for marketing purposes but sometimes people on here fall in love with what they're hearing, I'm just trying to balance it out.
Yea, I know about Gilfoid and his Brit bashing but he doesn't have to look too hard to find the stories if you know what I mean. I just hate the idea that hypejob is synonymous with a British fighter, I don't want to turn around and say this guys the real deal unless he's proven so. Otherwise it just confirms what the rest of the world thinks about our boxers.
And if you think what I'm saying is conspiracist nonsense, a quick check will show that ESB also owns that site that "Scott Gilfoid" writes for, the one that is constantly bashing every british fighter and bigging up Americans, that's a troll site, they do that for page views. This site does it too, just check for every Amir Khan "article" they post, it's always one controversial line out of an hour long interview.
They do it for page views and advertising revenue.
Honestly, the brits are the whipping boys of boxing. And it's all down to media spin.
The thing is, you may be scrutinizing a little too much imo.
I get tagged as a "bias brit" for saying things like Khan is a world class fighter. I mean come on, WTF?
All I say with Fury is that he's a good heavyweight in the current division, that's about it, apart from times when i'm obviously taking the piss.
This site is always FULL of Johnny come lately american fans, who buy into the american hype machine, fueled by the money at HBO, and publications like The Ring, and all the American press.
These are the sort of people who grant every american fighter who was ever any good an instant fantasy win over any British fighter who ever lived.
I'm not one of those, I'm unapologetic about it, maybe sometimes I go a little over the top, but I do not believe British fighters are inherently inferior, as 99% of the boxing press, and posters on sites like this, would have everyone believe.
Earl, if there's one thing you should know about me it's that I look at every British fighter objectively. I have no bias towards any British fighter as I scrutinize them as much as I can before they reach international level where other people will be wary of them.
Like I said in the thread, the fact Fury's opponent was Kevin Johnson nullifies anything you perceive of his quality at that level.