tegenm wrote:We deal with thousands of boxers at this site, we don't have the means to decipher whether a Northern Irish boxer wants to be British or Irish, so we call them British.
They could also be called "Northern Irish" or more accurately "British or Irish" if BoxRec has no information on their nationality, "Irish" if BoxRec has evidence they have chosen to be Irish, or "British" if BoxRec has evidence they have chosen to be British.
JohnShep wrote:We don't list passports we list countries, the information that so and so has a passport from country X is not as meaningful (in my opinion) as so and so hails from country X. International law is a red herring, a boxer born and bred in the USA who has at least one Mexican parent is entitled under Mexican law to hold both Mexican and US passports, however under US law he is not entitled to hold a Mexican passport. Anyway I've had an idea on this as to how to make the data more factual, I'm going to put it to the vote on the editor forum. Wait and see ......
A definition might be hard to find, though. What if boxers have moved from country to country in their childhood? Or are the parents' nationality/nationalities decisive?
Maybe a boxer could even be attributed more than one nationality.