Originally Posted by dinovelvet
Wrong. The biggest fights and sport events went to Sky because they had the money to pay for the syndication. They had the money because they had the most viewers.
Sky wasn't a "specialist station" it was the biggest network in Britan and still is.
Pal you're so wrong on that many counts. The title of the thread is " What is the biggest fight in boxing history" and you're trying to make a case for Oscar v Trinidad being in the top 5. It simply wasn't and the other posters are right De La Hoya wasn't a household name in the UK.
Well known by boxing fans and some other sports fans but not the average guy in the street.
You're wrong on Sky as well,It is the biggest satellite broadcaster but the viewing numbers would be well down on any fight that was on the main terrestrial broadcasters like the BBC and ITV.
Fighters like Ali,Frazier,Benn,Eubank,McGuighan and Hatton and even Khan everybody knows in the UK but I'm afraid Oscar barely registers