I want to say that I have been a lurker here for almost two years, so I finally signed up!
I have already developed the upmost respect of a lot of the posters here, and I thank you for the pugilistic knowledge that you have imparted onto me.
In Australia, there is nobody (for myself, at least) to talk about boxing and the like, so I appreciate any future conversations that we may have together.
I thought I would introduce myself in a fanpost as not to come across fanboyish with my post's topic.
I want preface my question by saying that I have the upmost respect and admiration for Paulie as a boxer and as a commentator, but is there any particular reason why he seems to really dislike Manny?
I've noticed quite a lot of media lately where Paulie seems to dismiss Manny as a boxer - more so than any active boxer not named Mayweather.
Just the other day, I saw a youtube interview where Paulie asserts that Bradley wins the upcoming rematch if VADA performs the random drug testing.
Moreover, I've just read a Ring article today, where Paulie just seems to completely dismiss Manny as a fighter.
I have read many articles that are consistent with Paulie's apparent disdain for Manny over the past weeks.
This perplexes me because Paulie always seems so professional and impartial during his commentary.
Do these guys have a history?
Anyway, I hope that this is worthy of discussion, and that I have not exceeded (if not wasted) this site's bandwidth.