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Old 04-06-2011, 02:34 AM #1
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Were AMERICANS celebrating and happy when this happened, or were they said because their fellow American lost?

I wasn't around back then.
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Old 04-06-2011, 02:53 AM #2
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Were Americans happy that the Giants won the World Series last year? I wasn't around, either, but it's hard to lump 300 million people in together and say that they all felt the same about anything.
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Old 04-06-2011, 02:57 AM #3
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Were Americans happy that the Giants won the World Series last year? I wasn't around, either, but it's hard to lump 300 million people in together and say that they all felt the same about anything.
In general. I can't imagine Mexicans celebrating when Julio Chavez was clowned on by Pernell.
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Old 04-06-2011, 03:15 AM #4
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In general. I can't imagine Mexicans celebrating when Julio Chavez was clowned on by Pernell.
Fair point, but Mexicans have a much more unified cultural identity than Americans. At least that's how I see it. A Mexican boxing fan who doesn't worship the ground Julio Cesar Chavez walks on is pretty uncommon. The same can't be said for really any fighter (or thing) in America.
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Were AMERICANS celebrating and happy when this happened, or were they said because their fellow American lost?

I wasn't around back then.
A lot of American fight fans cheered. The whole "Golden Boy" image Leonard had rubbed a lot of people the wrong way and they were happy to see him taken down a peg.

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I was indifferent because I was a fan of both fighters. I was a bit suprised however.
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Old 04-06-2011, 08:19 AM #7
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The sportswriters hugged Leonard to no end. I can imagine people getting turned off by that. They turned that premature-stoppage victory over Kalule into a onesided annihilation almost! As if SRR himself had returned. While it was a close fight in reality and Kalule had gained the upper hand in the previous two rounds.

I respect SRL as a boxer and like him as a person, but the guy got too many ko wins on his record. Some of them were bs stoppages, like against Benitez, Kalule and perhaps even Hearns.

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Old 04-06-2011, 01:23 PM #8
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A lot of American fight fans cheered. The whole "Golden Boy" image Leonard had rubbed a lot of people the wrong way and they were happy to see him taken down a peg.

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That was how I felt. And I guess betting on Duran helped too.
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