Ranked 1-10: The “Most Hated” and “Most Loved” Boxers on the Internet


New analysis by hook or by crook unearths the Web's maximum “beloved” and “hated” boxers, writes Elliot Worsell

ORDINARILY you may obtain an electronic mail titled “Jake Paul is ranked as essentially the most hated boxer at the Web” and deal with it with the disdain it merits, ignoring if now not deleting it altogether.

You might accomplish that for 2 causes: one, for the reason that matter line comprises the title Jake Paul along the phrase “boxer”, a sin unforgivable to all who nonetheless care, and two, as a result of it sort of feels, at the face of it, inconceivable to calculate the level to which anyone is hated, be it Jake Paul or any individual else.

Additionally, Boxing Information is a boxing emblem, with an passion simplest in boxers and their accomplishments throughout the ring. It isn't a ability display or gossip magazine, nor a slave to the set of rules. It as a substitute tries to vow and advertise values like honesty and integrity and does so underneath a strapline of “Each and every battle, each punch, each week” and a delivery certificates list its D.O.B as 1909. We're, it’s true, too outdated for this. Too outdated for Jake Paul. Too outdated for playground antics, promenade awards and recognition contests. Too outdated for “Maximum Liked…” and “Maximum Hated…”

Alternatively, for more and more boxers nowadays that’s exactly what boxing has change into: a reputation contest. This can be a platform on which to accomplish, shout, search consideration, and build up each their social media following and their financial institution stability. It's, for them, much less in regards to the candy science and extra in regards to the repute sport.

Which is why, whether or not we adore it or now not, the door is left open to “Maximum Hated…” and “Maximum Liked…” lists, without a small quantity of worth positioned in this reputation, both. Even sadder than that, ratings comparable to those are most probably extra necessary to a few boxers than any ratings predicated on their boxing achievements, and the similar can in all probability be mentioned for his or her promoter, too.

Each can be happy to grasp, then, that by way of “utilising the social listening software Linkfluence”, the site Playing.com have “bought the net sentiment from Reddit and Twitter surrounding each present boxer over the last 12 months and ranked them in line with their certain and destructive sentiment to find the web’s maximum beloved and hated boxers.”

And right here they're, as though both wanted or asked. First, the Web’s best 10 maximum LOVED boxers…

(1) Tyson Fury – 28.20% certain sentiment / 10.80% destructive sentiment

(2) Shakur Stevenson – 27.70% certain sentiment / 7.66% destructive sentiment

(3) Canelo Alvarez – 27.10 certain sentiment / 22.20% destructive sentiment

(4) Jermell Charlo – 26.40% certain sentiment / 6.41% destructive sentiment

(5) Anthony Joshua – 26.10% certain sentiment / 24.20% destructive sentiment

(6) Emanuel Navarrete – 25.90% certain sentiment / 5.39% destructive sentiment

(7) Rey Vargas – 23.30% certain sentiment / 4.47% destructive sentiment

(8) Deontay Wilder – 22.70% certain sentiment / 25.30% destructive sentiment

(9) Roman Gonzalez – 22.50% certain sentiment / 9.88% destructive sentiment

(10) Stephen Fulton Jnr – 20.8% certain sentiment / 1.50% destructive sentiment

Shakur Stevenson
Shakur Stevenson has noticed his reputation build up within the remaining 365 days

Now what you in reality got here for: the Web’s best 10 maximum HATED boxers.

(1) Leo Santa Cruz – 13.30% certain sentiment / 31.50% destructive sentiment

(2) Josh Taylor – 12.50% certain sentiment / 31.40% destructive sentiment

(3) Deontay Wilder – 22.70% certain sentiment / 25.30% destructive sentiment

(4) Vasyl Lomachenko 15.30% certain sentiment / 25.10% destructive sentiment

(5) Anthony Joshua – 26.10% certain sentiment / 24.20% destructive sentiment

(6) Canelo Alvarez – 27.10% certain sentiment / 22.20% destructive sentiment

(7) Jermall Charlo – 4.51% certain sentiment / 19.30% destructive sentiment

(8) Juan Estrada – 12.20% certain sentiment / 17.80% destructive sentiment

(9) Teofimo Lopez – 14.20% certain sentiment / 16.40% destructive sentiment

(10) Kazuto Ioka – 19.80% certain sentiment / 13.20% destructive sentiment

The affable and right down to earth Leo Santa Cruz is, consistent with Playing.com, by hook or by crook the game’s “Maximum Hated” fighter (Picture by way of Steve Marcus/Getty Pictures)

I’ll admit, the e-mail must have in all probability been deleted the instant I noticed the title Leo Santa Cruz best a listing of “Maximum Hated…” however, alas, intrigue and the curse of content material advent were given the simpler of me. I used to be relieved, too, to ultimately uncover the “Maximum Hated Boxer at the Web” is in truth now not Leo Santa Cruz, as reported, however as a substitute one Jake Paul, who in fact tops Santa Cruz with 32.30% of posts on-line about him deemed to be destructive. He was once now not integrated on this set of ratings because of being regarded as extra YouTube influencer than skilled boxer, but, sarcastically, if any individual is accountable for the unexpected desperation of warring parties to money in on their reputation it’s Paul, anyone whose boxing abilities are at a newbie stage, however his skill to promote himself up there with the perfect.

Anyway, there you may have it. Content material. I am hoping you’re happy with your self. (I’m chatting with myself.)