I may very well merge this with the Crawford/Mean Machine thread, but we'll see. It seems as though nobody gave a flying flip about this fight and now everyone's "reporting" the knockdown and trying to start conspiracies about Crawford having holes in his game. I get it, but, again, if you never cared about the fight to begin with, why act like you care now?
What I find sad is everyone's willingness to boldly claim that they have no idea who Mean Machine is/was and how much of a "nobody" he was, but everyone's breaking their necks to report the "knockdown" in round 3 or whatnot. It was a clean punch, but we've such "knockdowns" count while others get ruled a slip, push, etc.
Moreover, the audacity to say you "have no idea who Mean Machine is" and he's a "bum" or whatnot, is irresponsible journalism. They did the same with Jeff Horn and the Pacquaio fight. Why say a guy is a "nobody" because YOU don't know who he is?
As a journalist, you're supposed to educate the fans, but it's clear most of them have agendas and would rather report stupid sh*t like Crawford vs Spence, when they're ALL supposed to know how this Top Rank/Haymon situation works.
We've gone through the Mayweather/Pacquiao negotiations era, so they know exactly how tha f*ck this whole thing works. At this point, they're supposed to.
The last mind-boggling and disrespectful thing I noticed was how they (in so many words) overlooks Bud's opponent and seemingly grilled him for the reason he isn't fighting "better" competition. Why not put the pressure on Spence as well.
Listen, I love Haymon and most of what he's done with the sport, however, people need to take their blinders off and realize Haymon gets in the way of some of these fights happening. Most can argue that he ruined any chances of a Kovalev/Stevenson fight going into 2014 and that's a fact.
Does anybody else notice this casual "journalism" and most of these "journalists" being biased fans with agendas themselves!?