IN boxing, as in life, the truth can always be found somewhere in the middle.
Remember this: it’s never as great as the promoter tells you it is, nor as bad as the fan, the detractor, wants everyone else to think it is. Instead, the truth – admittedly, the very thing many seek to avoid – is typically right between those two points of view.
This becomes more apparent whenever there’s a BIG ANNOUNCEMENT, be it a fight, a television deal, a tournament, or anything we’re led to believe will change the game, or blaze some sort of trail, or make unprecedented and ungodly amounts of money for only a few. It’s then hyperbole is cranked to eleven. It’s then the backlash, naturally, races to keep up.