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A wise man once said "Haters want to hate. Lovers want to love. I don't want...none of the above, I want to—"...well, in boxing the haters and the lovers can be seen in their full partisan glory all over the wonderful world wide web.

No dispute in the sport has inspired more vitriol, in terms of sheer numbers, than the beef between the factions of Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao. This is the kind of topic that makes open comment boards seem like a bad idea.

On any number of venues, from YouTube videos to boxing columns, the conversation in the comments section typically denigrates into bitter, personalized animosity, with racial expletives and hollow threats of violence in abundance.

Maybe it's just that boxing fans are inherently sociopaths.

Relax...just kidding...kind of.

Perhaps it's the violent nature of the sport that lends itself to these impassioned defenses of our beloved pugilists—"You said what about my guy?! Well, triple F you, you blank, blank, blank, blank, blank!!!"

And from the friendly confin...

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