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You make a great point Pete Rivera… You don’t have to trash your opponent or talk tough to be a draw.. Fans appreciate fighters who talk respectfully about their opponents and Joe Louis, Alexis Arguello, Shane Mosley, Manny Pacquiao, Juan Manual Marquez, Saul Alvarez, and Austin Trout are great examples of that.

Posted April 14, 2013 7:25 pm 

Pete Rivera

I like Trout and Canelo. Both bring dignity to the sport. I believe Canelo will be victorious but if Trout wins, he deserves it. His commitment, dedication and class earned him that.

Too many fighters talk smack believing that sells tickets and arouses support. Short term that may be so, but over time fans get tired of those personalities and stay away from their venues. What is even worse for the sport is when others that are not boxers trash talk. People such as Managers, trainers, promoters and worst of all are family members. The personification of this malignancy is Angel Garcia.

Posted April 14, 2013 9:45 am 

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