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Old 09-03-2012, 09:27 AM   #244
I Shot JR
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Default Re: Researching Boxing on TV!

The obvious one is Lewis-Rahman on the BBC. Although this was supposed to be the first fight of a multi fight deal (rumoured to be five fights), Don King demanded that the BBC pay $4 million for the rematch. Sky ended up showing the rematch even though the BBC bid $1 million (an incredible amount given the fight was to take place in America). One can only imagine what Lewis on the BBC could have done for the sport in this country (Lewis-Tyson on the BBC anyone?).

I know Audley Harrison gets the blame for boxing being shunted off the BBC but in truth Don King was probably a bigger reason for why boxing left the BBC TV for seemingly forever.
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