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Old 06-01-2012, 11:09 AM   #36
dftaylor
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Default Re: the future of british boxing?

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Originally Posted by flatulent_bob View Post
My only concern with Boxnation is that promoters will refuse to make fights unless they are to be shown on their preferred channel.

With Boxnation Frank cannot possibly allow his boxers fight elsewhere even if it is the right move for everyone apart from the Box nation investors.
Therefore if he had any intention of making Clev/Bellew II there is no way he could agree for it to be on SKY even if that is in the best interests of his boxer.
We ended up with that with Sky and Ch5, because of Maloney and Hennessey. We've already seen Hearn refuse to let his fighters be interviewed on BN.

It's not solely Frank that's the issue. Let's say Hatton agrees to broadcast on BN or Ch5. Can you see Hearn allowing Frampton on to either of those platforms to fight Quigg, especially with what must be a fairly restrictive deal with Sky?

This sort of thing is a shame. But I see hope - I think Frank is aiming to build the channel up as a going concern then sell it to Sky.
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