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Old 06-17-2019, 06:25 PM #1
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He wrote an article about the Fury fight this past weekend. I haven't read much of Dan's recent stuff, but in the past he hasn't been shy about slamming mismatches and calling them pathetic. But here he didn't do that. Not one word about how Schwarz is club-fighter level or anything like that. He must have to conform to how ESPN does their boxing coverage now, which is a bunch of hyping and marketing stuff and no real analysis or anything of value.
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Old 06-17-2019, 06:42 PM #2
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He wrote an article about the Fury fight this past weekend. I haven't read much of Dan's recent stuff, but in the past he hasn't been shy about slamming mismatches and calling them pathetic. But here he didn't do that. Not one word about how Schwarz is club-fighter level or anything like that. He must have to conform to how ESPN does their boxing coverage now, which is a bunch of hyping and marketing stuff and no real analysis or anything of value.
He did kinda say this...

" after destroying massive underdog Tom Schwarz."

"Although the Gypsy King was not facing a top opponent in Schwarz "

"It kept ... Fury ... 30, of England, busy"
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Old 06-17-2019, 06:47 PM #3
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I was liking ESPN's approach more than PBC and DAZN up until this weekend. Fuk, that was stomach turning. When Kellerman is the only honest guy in the room, you know your show is fukd.
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Old 06-17-2019, 06:53 PM #4
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Arum cut off the endless stream of pizza and burgers, now Dan pushing the lineal BS
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Old 06-17-2019, 06:58 PM #6
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I was liking ESPN's approach more than PBC and DAZN up until this weekend. Fuk, that was stomach turning. When Kellerman is the only honest guy in the room, you know your show is fukd.
No one was honest in the panel, even Ward was biting his lip the whole time, At least HBO let people disagree with the narrative a bit like Max and Ward did, but they looked like robots out there agreeing with everything that ESPN was pushing.
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Old 06-17-2019, 07:15 PM #7
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ESPN don't want people speaking the truth that is why Teddy Atlas was demoted
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Old 06-17-2019, 09:32 PM #8
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Top Rank / ESPN only like company men like Tim Bradley. Lying to casuals because they are easily influenced.
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Old 06-17-2019, 09:43 PM #9
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"Lineal Heavyweight World Champion" - ESPN describing Tyson Fury
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