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mr. quigley

but then again maybe they don’t.

Posted June 12, 2013 8:04 pm 

mr. quigley

I rarely if ever post anymore because of all the insults being thrown around. After reading the posts alluding to fantana’s articles, I now see that a lot of you are dim=witted and can’t help yourselves. I am not referring to the intelligent posters. The idiots know who they are.

Posted June 12, 2013 8:02 pm 


great article

once amir avenges both loses like lennox lewis
he will be p4p

he will be the first man to beat floyd mayweather

the garcia fight was a lucky punch

no one can match amir for handspeed

floyd struggled witjh judah . amir blew hi m away in 4 rounds

floyd wont be able to cope with the handspeed of amir khan

then finally he will fight pacquiao

he should win that on points as well

Posted April 13, 2013 1:30 am 

Fight Aficionado

I followed this Fantana at Twitter figuring he’d be funny as hell there. But he rarely tweeted and didn’t follow back so I unfollowed him. Get on it and I’ll follow mang. All the boxing people I follow at Twitter need to lighten up. Kinda like the guys here at ESB.

Posted April 12, 2013 5:18 pm 

Exiled Yank

Good to see that this is still going over peoples’ heads. Man, if it isn’t vulgar and school yard humor, it seems most Americans cant’ grasp it.

Posted April 12, 2013 9:22 am 


Intelligent? GTFOH!

Posted April 12, 2013 5:42 am 


I like Khan and admire his natural talent… He’s very fast and intelligent. He knows his defensive skills suck, his clinching skills suck, his inside defense sucks and Freddie Roach sucks wind… I just hope he listens to Virgil Hunter and has at least 5 more fights before he goes after anyone like Danny Garcia or Lucas Matthysse.

If he fights them after he has only another fight or 2 they will tear his ass to pieces and stop him within 7 rounds.

Posted April 11, 2013 11:35 pm 


Seriously who lets this guy write this Cac for ESB…..Looks bad…even the title “You Khan’t Deny Destiny – Why Amir Is Pound For Pound Number 1″


Posted April 11, 2013 11:02 pm 


Big Mav – Do it mate. Fury, as much as I like as a fighter, is ripe for making fun of.

Posted April 11, 2013 4:04 pm 


Funny stuff! “In the twenty three and a half seconds he was standing Amir Khan was clearly ahead on all three judges’ scorecards before he got hit with a fluke punch.”…..
“He went toe to toe with an unbeaten guy who had knocked out almost 60% of the bums he had gone up against”…..
“Hopefully though once Khan wins his fight versus Diaz we will get to see a megafight versus Mayweather as it is the only one which makes sense.”

Posted April 11, 2013 1:28 pm 


Haha.. i knew from the title this must be Fantana’s work.

Posted April 11, 2013 1:22 pm 

te tumbo

“The Bottom line is this . . .” a PR fanboy who won’t read a presumably complimentary article of a fighter defeated by the last remaining fighter of PR heritage has some nerve referring to another fanbase as “fanatics”(?!). his ignorant conclusion about this article, based solely on its title, explains his own pathetic Ignorance about every topic but particularly Boxing.

Posted April 11, 2013 10:59 am 

te tumbo

Excellent read! overflowing with dry zingers in virtually each sentence. i also agree with Fight Aficionado’s comparison with the “Manchester Giant”(?). another funny Brit who regularly cracked-on and cracked-up his American readers. Fantana’s generous consolation . . . until the real thing returns some day.

Posted April 11, 2013 10:53 am 


Well in tnat case you could say the same for hecdog.

Posted April 11, 2013 6:57 am 

Public Enemy

OK, if it was a Joke then I give the Author a pass and will take a few minutes to read it.. I guess with all the Khan Lunatics on these boards why would we assume this article was a joke? It’s not like we haven’t seen those same Khan claims before on ESB by other delusional Khan Supporters..

Posted April 11, 2013 6:18 am 

Ghetto Thug

I hope this bunch of BS is just a joke

Posted April 11, 2013 1:51 am 


i didnt even bother reading this rubbish. Eastsideboxing is losing credibility posting crap like this..

Posted April 11, 2013 1:35 am 


” America – you have just been educated.” ESB is full proof of that.

Posted April 11, 2013 1:30 am 


This Fantana is a bloody comedian, I haven’t laughed so much since the Richard Pryor runnin down the street on fire from free basin, joke. Love his lil dab at the Americans about making a case for the losing party. Wow, go Fantana.

Posted April 11, 2013 1:27 am 


Loved it, that was so funny. Some are so serious and stupid in here its amazing. :D

Posted April 10, 2013 11:48 pm 


Damn, Amir Khan is still around???? this is the only dude i know to get knocked out on the regular and still is on major tv networks. Someone will devistate him soon, then its off to espn.

Posted April 10, 2013 11:24 pm 

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Total recall, don’t remember that film.

Posted April 10, 2013 11:12 pm 

Arnold Schwarzenegger

I’ll be back.

Posted April 10, 2013 10:52 pm 



Posted April 10, 2013 10:46 pm 


How long has this author been SMOKING CRACK!

Posted April 10, 2013 10:43 pm 

Steve Austin

We have the technology.

Posted April 10, 2013 10:34 pm 

Alanis Morrisette

It’s like rain, still don’t get it.

Posted April 10, 2013 10:14 pm 

Ben Hill

British sense of humour or cowards sense of humour?

Posted April 10, 2013 9:44 pm 

Ben Hill

No, Audley Harrison is the P4P King since 10 years, #2 Gavin Rees, #3 Ricardo Mayorga, 4. Khan and 5. Salvador Sanchez II

Posted April 10, 2013 9:39 pm 


No peds, won’t take them, never take them, I am a Boxer, Amir Khan.

Posted April 10, 2013 9:12 pm 


Khan has the skills. He just needs to love the sweetness of the Sweet Science and be less preoccupied about fame. The Fame will naturally pursue the Love. That’s how it woks.

Posted April 10, 2013 9:05 pm 


Positive ped tests, mess up the whole thing, you are clean or you are not, no excuses.

Posted April 10, 2013 9:03 pm 


Khan got beat by Peterson, Peterson tested positive, rematch no, fight Garcia, Khan trained for Peterson, but took the Garcia fight, the rest is history.

Posted April 10, 2013 8:57 pm 


Well! That was an unusual article. I was wondering, were there any witnesses to Khan and his brother’s shellacking of six thieves? I mean really, Khan always embellishes everything he does so maybe there were only two car thieves. :) BTW, Amir’s brother’s name is “Haroon?” Isn’t that something they kill whales with? Oh well…..

Posted April 10, 2013 8:24 pm 

Fight Aficionado

“For all the Brits criticizing Americans for not getting it – it’s not that we’re not getting it, it’s that we have a very different sense of humor…” – Well I’m a yank and I found it funny. Seeing a bunch of dudes that this seriously is half the humor of it.

Posted April 10, 2013 8:11 pm 

Fight Aficionado

“Unlike here in the greatest country on earth, Great Britain (mostly England), everyone knows who Amir Khan is.” – That and talk of Range Rovers leads to a realization. We finally know what happened to the long lost Manchester Giant. He’s Fantana.

Posted April 10, 2013 8:09 pm 


Bob Sheridan is the best commentator when it goes off in fights, respect to the colonel.

Posted April 10, 2013 7:51 pm 


I read the title, laugh at it! Started to read the first line of the first paragraph…laugh some more and then felt sorry for the guy. : “” I have been ridiculed, unfairly so in my opinion, for expressing my wanton thought processes in the local when it comes to boxing. “”- lol

Posted April 10, 2013 7:48 pm 


YOU have been ridiculed, really? You dont say. Wonder why that is?

Posted April 10, 2013 7:45 pm 


Can anyone explain irony, as in that’s ironic, a bit confusing, like the offside rule in football.

Posted April 10, 2013 7:13 pm 

Exiled Yank

My goodness, the Americans need to stop posting, it’s making us all look bad.

Posted April 10, 2013 7:03 pm 

King Khan

Khan is King, that’s why he has the highest post count, 72 comments.

Posted April 10, 2013 5:39 pm 


Are the people who are not getting this Americans, who don’t get the British sense of humour?

Sorry, but this is hilarious.

I laughed so much a bit of wee came out.

Posted April 10, 2013 5:34 pm 


2 KO loses are a fluke! NOT!!!!

Posted April 10, 2013 5:15 pm 


2 loss…. 2 KO loss!

Posted April 10, 2013 5:12 pm 

Public Enemy

The Bottom line is this, Why would the Author expect anyone with an ounce of brain Matter to read any article that has a title that was so Laughable.. NO I did not read and NO I won’t read it.. Joke or not.. Khan is a bum period..

Posted April 10, 2013 4:00 pm 

MNboxingFAN – Sean

I refuse to read this article… PFP #1?!?!? Okay fanboy… you’re obviously a Khan fanatic by the title of this article. Khan is good, but not even great.

Posted April 10, 2013 3:36 pm 

Red Ryan

It was not funny and was a totall waste of time. What is wrong with this idiotic fool of a writer. PLEASE Eastside Boxing dont allow this kind of stupid crap to be displayed again…

Posted April 10, 2013 3:32 pm 


Whether the writer was trying to be funny on purpose or not.. Stupid ass article and a waist of time…

Posted April 10, 2013 3:06 pm 

Rob Ber


Loko Loko ka, hahahaha…

Posted April 10, 2013 2:39 pm 

tszyu’s crushed gonads

Wanted to add that Khan fights the best available, unlike the serial featherbedders Calslappy & Mayweather, who awaited the onset of RA before they’d ink a deal w/ a tough fighter.

Posted April 10, 2013 2:17 pm 


Well I rarely read the articles on here cause most time they are so long and drawn out. Loses my attention within the first few sentences. I’d much rather just post and debate with the few knowledgable people on here. And to say Garcia landed a licky punch is just a stupid statement to make. You do realize Garcia ment to throw the punch right? It wasn’t an accident when he threw it. And if you look at Jahans last fight he was still getting hit with the left hook all night long, the difference was the guy had no power and he only moved up for that one fight

Posted April 10, 2013 2:15 pm 

Exiled Yank

Yup, Fenners is right. It’s one thing not to like it, and another to not even know what is going on.

Posted April 10, 2013 1:31 pm 


Where’s Traveller???? He actually believes this nonsense, except that Khan would be #2 after Tyson Furry, LMAO

Posted April 10, 2013 1:10 pm 

philly shell

For all the Brits criticizing Americans for not getting it – it’s not that we’re not getting it, it’s that we have a very different sense of humor, and to us, this simply is not very funny. While well written, the dry wit is uninspiring. Monty Python – funny. Fantana – sorry not our thing.

Posted April 10, 2013 1:04 pm 

Cheese cake in Montreal

@paul e -Can’t stop laughing at your tardness!

Posted April 10, 2013 12:58 pm 

paul e

Cant stop laughing what planet is the author on?
My god must be one hell of a khan nut hugger
khan is not even top 15 p4p glass jawed one dimensional D + fighter.


Posted April 10, 2013 12:54 pm 


I actually cant believe that some people are taking this article to be serious?!!

Even though I am somewhat of a Khan fan, I still found it hard not to laugh.

Well structured, and well written.

I just hope Khan doesn’t read it himself……. Mainly because he might believe it :)

Posted April 10, 2013 12:44 pm 

The Lavander Man

Good to see Fantana is back!

Posted April 10, 2013 12:38 pm 


PS: Not Irony, Sarcasm.

Posted April 10, 2013 12:31 pm 


This was brilliant. Grill salesman! I am still cracking up over that.

Posted April 10, 2013 12:29 pm 

Exiled Yank

Another brilliant article! Easily the smartest writer on ESB, and definitely the manliest!

Posted April 10, 2013 12:16 pm 

Martin “EL BRUCHADOR” Honorio

People who dont get Fantana’s article are just NEW readers of ESB…. they don’t know Fantana’s ironic and humurous style of writing…. OR they are just TOO DUMB to see that. Cheers for Fantana! You make us laugh again!!

Posted April 10, 2013 11:44 am 

Cheese cake in Montreal

Fantana’s back! The best about his articles is the comment section. Exposes so many idiots! Grill Salesman!

Posted April 10, 2013 11:27 am 


For all you American idiots who don’t get this article.

i·ro·ny (r-n, r-)
n. pl. i·ro·nies
a. The use of words to express something different from and often opposite to their literal meaning.
b. An expression or utterance marked by a deliberate contrast between apparent and intended meaning.
c. A literary style employing such contrasts for humorous or rhetorical effect. See Synonyms at wit1.

Posted April 10, 2013 11:10 am 


cheers for that PEEJ…..

Posted April 10, 2013 11:07 am 


How many of you idiots are actually serious? you do realise it it a JOKE

Posted April 10, 2013 11:06 am 


Good one Fantana. People need to lighten up and see this is written for humor and not intended to be taken seriously….except for Ali fighting a grill salesman of course.

Posted April 10, 2013 11:03 am 

wildwood PAL

Grill Salesman! brilliant!

Posted April 10, 2013 10:53 am 


I read the title and no more, obviously.

Posted April 10, 2013 10:52 am 


I was dumb enought to read a bit but the problem I have is first he said his loses against Prescott and Garcia where flukes. So basically this writer can’t accept Khans loses and has to right them off as flukes. Then he says he is ironed chinned. Then he uses the
Madaina fight to prove that, well apparently he didn’t see him flailing around the ring. Yeah he made it out with a win but come in now bro, he can’t take hard punches to his head cause he does not have an iron chin. Then to say he is number 1 p4p is a terrible terrible claim or thought. He has mad heart but p4p he is not even close

Posted April 10, 2013 10:50 am 


What? I didn’t even bother going beyond the title. I am truly assuming this is either tongue-in-cheek or a true a mere con nut sak gargler… :)

Posted April 10, 2013 10:29 am 


Brilliant, and sadly not all that much more ridiculous than some of the “serious” articles on here

Posted April 10, 2013 10:26 am 


@Neil(pomy) exactly man these articles are a test to see just how many of these clowns are actually posting on ESB hahaha and it seems to be a hell of a lot… Must be all the Pac fans haha :)

Posted April 10, 2013 10:10 am 


lmao … it really makes me laugh how many knuckle-heads on ESB simply cannot the grasp that it a joke. It is like trying to explain colours to a blind man. 50% of boxing must be humourless f++kwits. To those that get it; well done you are in the intelligent half. Keep ’em coming Fantana.

Posted April 10, 2013 10:05 am 


Miatestomper dam you’re dilluded!! Who exactly has GGG faced that was not C level? And as for the rest they would not and ARE NOT rated above Mayweather so that my friend is a hard cold FACT!!!!

Posted April 10, 2013 10:03 am 


Actually Brazilian I’d rank Sergio Martinez, Andre Ward, Nonito Donaire Gennedy Glovokin above Mayweather they fight the best in their weight Division not wash up old has beens or Cherry pick tailor made opponents

Posted April 10, 2013 9:54 am 


J haha big time :)

Posted April 10, 2013 9:53 am 


Amir ( CON ) is all I got to say

Posted April 10, 2013 9:50 am 


Raging bull = homo

Posted April 10, 2013 9:49 am 


hey khan. have you read this great assessment of your career

Posted April 10, 2013 9:47 am 


LOL I love Fantana’s articles. There was some truth in this hilarious article though. I always respected Khan for seeking the harder fights. He really wants to be the best, I wish him the best.

Posted April 10, 2013 9:31 am 

Big George


Posted April 10, 2013 9:05 am 

Brazilian Boxing Fan

Fantana should be fired from ESB. He writes the worst articles… the P4P Number 1 is Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Posted April 10, 2013 9:02 am 

Hey, That’s My Bike!!!

Haha a grill salesman. You’ve struck gold again Fantana. Hilarious.

Posted April 10, 2013 8:51 am 


no clue well said and Fantana “Well Done” Great article ;)

Posted April 10, 2013 8:43 am 


I laughed out loud. Great article by the author :D

Posted April 10, 2013 8:05 am 

Jay rock

This a joke

Posted April 10, 2013 7:49 am 

no clue

I’m appalled by the abysmally low IQ of pundits (Jaguar, boydmonzon, meja etc etc etc ) that read this boxing blog. Fontana’s articles aren’t just an exercise in facetious humor. Fontana writes in a well-structured, cohesive and witty manner and drives a lot of vital points home that many other scribes give a wide berth to. If you can read between the lines you can always get the message(s) Fontana’s trying to convey with his literary craftsmanship. Alas, the vast bulk of dumbed-down readers find themselves way out of their depth intellectually when faced with such brilliance overload.

Posted April 10, 2013 7:33 am 


Great funny article love the way it’s written

Posted April 10, 2013 7:23 am 


SQ……… so its not worth discussing, yet you are here discussing it?!?!?! MUPPET

Posted April 10, 2013 7:21 am 


Only read the title…that was enough…IDIOT!!!

Posted April 10, 2013 7:02 am 


Khan would smash timmy bradley.

Posted April 10, 2013 6:58 am 


this is a joke

Posted April 10, 2013 6:39 am 


The World ?
He is only the third best fighter in Yorkshire

Kell Brook is number 1
Followed by Curtis Woodhouse . . .

Well you started it . .

Posted April 10, 2013 6:30 am 


Jaguar, you humourless tit …. it is a joke article, you are meant to laugh. Boydmonzon; go get yourself a sense-of-humour.

Posted April 10, 2013 6:23 am 



Posted April 10, 2013 6:22 am 


I really hope this is more of a joke article, if not i think you need to see a doctor about your mental health.

Posted April 10, 2013 6:06 am 


I got jumped in stoke lol. Fantana does make me laugh, love his writing

Posted April 10, 2013 6:04 am 

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