Now that the Haye vs. Klitschko fight at the weekend is all done and dusted we know who won the bout but another question that remains is who won the hearts and minds of the social media community. Today we have news of an infographic that attempts to answer this question but instead of the usual distance this fight takes place over three rounds, pre-fight buzz, the fight and post-match analysis to come up with a winner for online sentiment.
Before the fight we told how David Haye had been winding up Wladimir Klitschko on Twitter and asked if this was a step too far and pointed out that maybe he should be concentrating on the boxing instead. It will certainly be interesting to take a look at the Haye vs. Klitschko social media battle over three rounds to see if those thoughts were reflected. Just in case you hadn’t already heard, Klitschko won the fight on Saturday night on points but will the infographic agree that he also won the online fight?
You can see the full infographic below this story or on either of the following links and it makes for an intriguing read. It was compiled by social agency 1000heads of London and brought to our attention by Martin Bryant over on The Next Web. There’s a wealth of information to look through starting off with predictions of who would win the actual fight on Saturday night. Twitter views gathered from thousands of tweets containing the words ‘win’ and either of the contestants names in the week up to the fight came up with 68% predicting a win for Haye. Oops! Meanwhile pundits came up with the correct result based on 20 social media reports from the experts, with 80% calling it a win for Klitschko.
The winner of the pre-fight buzz round was David Haye with 353,029 followers as opposed to Klitschko’s 114,210 and more details regarding positive sentiment and tweets. For Round 2 of the social media fight, Klitschko won and a share of conversation is shown round-by-round, with Klitschko starting to be seen as the clear winner by round 10. Klitschko also won Round 3 on the infographic, which was post-match analysis and just one of the pieces of information for this round shows the amazing swing of sentiment during the course of the fight away from David Haye. Although positive sentiment for Haye dropped by 44%, Klitschko only gained 12% more positive sentiment, showing that although Klitschko impressed people, they were even more unimpressed by Haye.
This clever infographic provides a useful way of looking at social media statistics about the fight and overall, just as in the real fight, Klitschko came out on top. We’d be interested to hear your comments on this infographic and particularly whether the drop in positive sentiment for Haye during the bout reflected your own opinion or not? Let us have your comments on this.
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