Thread: Irish Boxing
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Old 12-23-2007, 06:08 PM   #53
Big Ears
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I hadn't noticed this thread till now . Brian Peters has been working wonders for boxing in Ireland , his partnership with Bernard Dunne brought a revival and getting RTE on board helped grab the publics attention .

Some of the ratings RTE have gotten for fights is fantastic(Dunne got over 250,000 after midnight while fighting an Argentinian journeyman in Italy and well over half a million watched his fights with Pickering and Martinez) .

I assume Duddy and Lee have gotten good viewing figures too(otherwise RTE wouldn't have made a deal for an increased number of cards) .

With its popularity here Ireland could easily become one of Europe's hotspots for boxing , only trailing the larger markets of Germany , Italy , France and the UK .
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