Originally Posted by TBooze
Oh come on, Trinidad and De La Hoya was a big fight for the hardcore fan in the UK. The fights in the 80s involving Hagler, Tommy et al were big terrestrial shows. Hagler/Leonard was shown in prime time on a Tuesday evening, on ITV, to an audience that may of been near 10 Million. Trinidad/De La Hoya was shown on SKY to a Million tops (on the Saturday SKY Sports repeat)...
Yeh it's all about terrestrial TV, i remember when Hagler/Duran was shown on ITV at 10pm the following monday after the fight, did 10 million+. Every ****er was home watching it, pubs were empty.
I think Hagler/Mugabi was even put on at 8pm in the evening, i recall my missis setting up the small TV in the kitchin for me to watch it. She had her soaps shyte on in the lounge