The modern upsurge in all things social media has handed boxing fans a degree of control over the flow of information and how it’s used.

Especially in regards to the numerous boxing Facebook groups and pages. At no time in the history of boxing have the fans had more accessibility to boxing news, facts, statistics and direct contact to professional fighters.

Social media outlets and websites now allow boxing fans to share their expertise and knowledge and the freedom to select what information to post.

“Freedom makes a huge requirement of every human being of course. With freedom comes responsibility. However for the person who is unwilling to grow up, the person who does not want to carry his own weight, this is a frightening prospect.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

So is the concept of and the ability to promote, choose and present the articles, facts and statistics in the hands of the average boxing fan a good idea?

I would say yes, overall, but it has to be done correctly which isn’t always the case at the moment.

With good administrators who have good knowledgeable and fair minded members, boxing groups and outlets are a positive contributing addition to the promotion of boxing.

With no shortage of direct or indirect source material, be it from other websites or social media platforms, their readers can be informed and inform others far greater than ever before.

***In loving memory of Danny O’Brien***

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