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Old 01-30-2013, 01:07 PM   #74
ishy
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Default Re: Froch v Kessler Broadcasting rights causing problems!!!!

Sky deserve a lot of the blame for giving all their dates to Eddie knowing he hasn't the biggest stable.

The only headliners Eddie's got are Froch, Brook, Bellew, Barker and Frampton. With Sky wanting to show at least 2 12 rounders the likes of McCloskey and Purdy end up in the co-feature bouts.

And it seems that good domestic matchups like Matthews/Crolla and Lindsay/Selby which would have headlined their own (smaller) cards in the past aren't good enough to go ahead on their own on Sky now.

What's the problem with Lindsay/Selby headling with someone like Willie Casey in the co-feature against a decent opponent and then Matchroom's prospects keeping busy whilst having Kiko/Frampton headline a separate card with McCloskey or Andy Lee in the co-feature. Then you've got two cards instead of the 1 and they'd still both be decent if the right opponents are found for the likes of Casey and Lee.

Sky and/or Matchroom seem to insist on guys that have got a chance of world level success headlining their cards. The problem is British boxing doesn't have that many fighters on that level. You can't expect everyone to go on and do something at world level yet Sky don't seem content with guys being 'only' British or European champions.
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