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Yank Vs Brit Boxing Fans – What’s All the Fighting About?

 Despite rumors (or will I state rumours?) to the contrary, obviously most of the major disputes between the Yanks and the Brits weren’t resolved with the Treaty of Paris.

Certain boxing blogs and boards have grown rife with animosity between fans domiciled on both the east and west ends of the Atlantic.

One doesn’t have to locate these sites lengthy before encountering a Brit who opinions Yanks as rude, arrogant Neanderthals who end spewing verbal rubbish only good enough to stuff still another hamburger within their fat faces

And at the least several Americans see their English counterparts as often obtuse, insular blokes “holding on in quiet frustration” since the mighty Floyd when proclaimed, or nightclub house miscreants obtaining most of the social graces of Steve Lydon circa 1977.

The clear reason for the vitriol appears to be the observed disrespect of English fighters revealed by some American bloggers and writers. The Americans, because of their portion, have the Brits to be also slim in your skin regarding their practitioners, unable to swallow also the least bit of complaint along with demonstrating an anti-American attitude in general.

I need to concur that indeed some of those American “authors” appear to occur for the only purpose of trashing English fighters. At the same time, if the Brits better recognized the lifestyle of American sports fans, they’d probably be less likely to take offense to the more fair criticisms produced by genuine American writers.

As quite a while boxing fan from America who has only also been subjected to my fellow English fans durante masse, I was rather amazed to find that “Pull versus Brit” sniping occurring.

I was amazed because in the States, among my several buddies and friends, I have yet to know just one word of anti-British sentiment. My hand to God. I mix my heart. On my grandmother’s grave. Not just a word.

Obviously, in the domains on battle evening wherever national anthems are now being played and booed, banners are now being waved and songs are now being sung and yelled down, it is just a various story. I have visited battles like this. It is just a two-way street. Fans from both camps tend to become very vocal and nationalistic.

Of my buddies and friends, more than half were taking for Calzaghe to overcome Hopkins and all but one wanted Hatton to group Mayweather – and he was from Floyd’s hometown. Floyd’s abilities are revered in the States but his attitude is typically loathed.

The rubbish that’s being strewn toward English practitioners by some of those American so named “authors” is just that – complete rubbish. The talentless hacks who create that rubbish are generally identifiable by their inability to line two coherent sentences together. They are maybe not genuine authors, writers or spokesmen for American boxing fans. They are a tiny but irritatingly vocal community who obviously have nothing better to accomplish than rabble rouse within the security of cyberspace. However ignorance and ignorance are not confined by nationality, creed or gender.

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