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Originally Posted by pesadillamal
There are plenty of very good posters in here that have nothing to do with any NY propaganda machine that feel he did more than simply bluster behind linesmen. You want to talk about stories? Look at what you wrote about the scrum with Wilson.
Also: With regard to the "squareoffs" you notice all the biased/detractors of NF insist that Fotiu make the first move? Why? McSorely has/had two good arms and fists, why not he take the first shot? Wilson, likewise, had ample opportunity to take a swing not only in the incident you speak of but countless more after that.
I thought Fotiu went with the square off so much-almost to a fault. It ruined fights. Look at his career-he did it so many times. he is the common denominator when it comes to these kinds of situations. The shadow boxing made him unique in that regard but with so many fights getting broken up because of his insistance on doing it so much-how can we not put more of the blame on him? It's not like wilson or others had a ton of these incidents.As for that incident with Fotiu and that scrum. I really see that as a scrum. hahahe "wilson looked away!" what is this a staring contest? That was nothing. of course this is an incident with no fight attached with fotiu involved-what a surprise we'd be talking about this instead of one of his actual fights.
for the record, I don't think fotiu picked his spots. he had a HUGE rep and he lived off it-to the point where he didn't have to fight all that much. a lot of times all he had to do was put on a show and that was enough. The problem is that it hurts him as an all-timer. I see fotiu in top-10 or top-25 lists and it's really based on 4 or 5 fights. that's it. wilson, nilan hunter holmgren and you can throw in the schoenfeld fight as well.