Boxing  

Forum Home Boxing Forum European British Classic Aussie MMA Training
Go Back   Boxing News 24 Forum > Boxing > British Boxing Forum


Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 07-08-2012, 10:57 AM   #16
saturday_kid
Belt holder
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: North West, UK
Posts: 1,762
vCash: 905
Default Re: Sky are full of shit

Quote:
Originally Posted by RichDam View Post
So you would prefer Rob Norton against Leon Williams to a packed card, topped by a great fight....thought not.
No but I'd prefer small shows every week than a big show every month or so
saturday_kid is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 07-08-2012, 10:58 AM   #17
RichDam
Gatekeeper
ESB Full Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 419
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Sky are full of shit

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jack View Post
Small hall shows are exactly what boxing on TV should be trying to get away from. If the main event is only going to sell 1000 tickets, how good of fight is it? And if it's only going to bring in money for 1000 seats, how feasible is it that you'll see a good undercard? More often than not, these 'small hall shows' have a shit main event between two fighters nobody cares about and an undercard consisting entirely of a good young fighter against a punching bag. It's boring. I'm tired of all these awful cards that you see on TV.

The only way for boxing to regain popularity is to be entertaining. Pit two fighters against each other who both have something to win and lose and that is enough. Sadly, however, this doesn't happen anywhere near enough in British boxing as it should do.
U
If it was W*rren in charge last night, Brook would have fought a name like Alfonso Gomez at best or some unknown fighter who doesn't have a chance. We wouldn't have had a great undercard fight in Rees/Matthews because that would have headlined it's own card. We wouldn't have seen Proksa/Hope II because that would also be a main event on a much smaller show. On the undercard of those two shows, we'd have seen Fielding, Yafai, Aston, Cardle and Purdy on TV against no hopers. BoxNation is something I object to because it's sole purpose is to have this sort of business plan and it's not fair on the fans. The people who buy tickets should be given a top to bottom good show and the fans at home should be given 3 interesting fights. Can you imagine Frank doing another Magnificent Seven card right now? They could have stacked Haye/Chisora but look at the dire undercard for that show, which is the perfect example of everything I'm talking about.

Hearn is delivering something for the fans, rather than himself, and that is commendable.
Excellent post, total sense from top to bottom.
RichDam is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2012, 10:59 AM   #18
saturday_kid
Belt holder
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: North West, UK
Posts: 1,762
vCash: 905
Default Re: Sky are full of shit

I'll see you in two years when your all moaning about Hearn's monopoly on Sky.

Guarantee it
saturday_kid is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2012, 11:00 AM   #19
RichDam
Gatekeeper
ESB Full Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 419
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Sky are full of shit

Quote:
Originally Posted by saturday_kid View Post
No but I'd prefer small shows every week than a big show every month or so
How about a mixture of big shows and American cards?
RichDam is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2012, 11:05 AM   #20
billy nelson
the fighting scots gym
East Side Guru
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 5,960
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Sky are full of shit

Craig McEwan would box rings round the prodska imo
billy nelson is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2012, 11:18 AM   #21
Clint Eastwood
Do You Feel Lucky, Punk?!
ESB Full Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: London, England.
Posts: 400
vCash: 500
Default Re: Sky are full of shit

Saw on twitter earlier than Brook should be the chief support for Froch fight in Nov.
Clint Eastwood is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2012, 11:22 AM   #22
saturday_kid
Belt holder
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: North West, UK
Posts: 1,762
vCash: 905
Default Re: Sky are full of shit

Quote:
Originally Posted by RichDam View Post
How about a mixture of big shows and American cards?
but then British grass roots level suffers
saturday_kid is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2012, 11:26 AM   #23
BoxingAnalyst
Champion
East Side Guru
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: England
Posts: 9,569
vCash: 500
Default Re: Sky are full of shit

Quote:
Originally Posted by saturday_kid View Post
but then British grass roots level suffers
Jesus Christ, let it go.
BoxingAnalyst is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2012, 11:28 AM   #24
RichDam
Gatekeeper
ESB Full Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 419
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Sky are full of shit

British grassroots will be fine if there are packed cards that attract new fans. Boxing will continue to scrape by if they keep serving up average entertainment.
RichDam is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2012, 11:55 AM   #25
shenmue
Belt holder
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 2,995
vCash: 0
Default Re: Sky are full of shit

Quote:
Originally Posted by gazrichards View Post
bollocks
barker would beat him comfortably on points as would murray.macklin would knock him out as would andy lee now hes coming back to fight in britain
OK fair enough, all would be good fight though. I just think Barker, macklin and Lee can be hurt at times so i wouldn't be that shocked if Proska got a stoppage win. because of his wildness all the British guys could UD him though.

The way Sky talked about Proska last night you would think he was a journeyman style fighter with no chance of winning which i think was a bit unfair. But I'm a bit biased as a Proska fan Ha.
shenmue is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2012, 12:04 PM   #26
TonyD407
Belt holder
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: North London
Posts: 2,581
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Sky are full of shit

he had his first tough fight and got thru it .....

give him credit
TonyD407 is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2012, 11:29 AM   #27
harry the haddo
Journeyman
ESB Jr Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: aylesbury
Posts: 276
vCash: 500
Default Re: Sky are full of shit

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jack View Post
Small hall shows are exactly what boxing on TV should be trying to get away from. If the main event is only going to sell 1000 tickets, how good of fight is it? And if it's only going to bring in money for 1000 seats, how feasible is it that you'll see a good undercard? More often than not, these 'small hall shows' have a shit main event between two fighters nobody cares about and an undercard consisting entirely of a good young fighter against a punching bag. It's boring. I'm tired of all these awful cards that you see on TV.

The only way for boxing to regain popularity is to be entertaining. Pit two fighters against each other who both have something to win and lose and that is enough. Sadly, however, this doesn't happen anywhere near enough in British boxing as it should do.

If it was W*rren in charge last night, Brook would have fought a name like Alfonso Gomez at best or some unknown fighter who doesn't have a chance. We wouldn't have had a great undercard fight in Rees/Matthews because that would have headlined it's own card. We wouldn't have seen Proksa/Hope II because that would also be a main event on a much smaller show. On the undercard of those two shows, we'd have seen Fielding, Yafai, Aston, Cardle and Purdy on TV against no hopers. BoxNation is something I object to because it's sole purpose is to have this sort of business plan and it's not fair on the fans. The people who buy tickets should be given a top to bottom good show and the fans at home should be given 3 interesting fights. Can you imagine Frank doing another Magnificent Seven card right now? They could have stacked Haye/Chisora but look at the dire undercard for that show, which is the perfect example of everything I'm talking about.

Hearn is delivering something for the fans, rather than himself, and that is commendable.
Lot of sense in there, although i do think there is a place for small time shows - to a certain extent 5 are doing this with fury/eubank who are slowly building up to bigger and better things. surely there should also be space for the spencer fearon's of this world who always puts on competitive fights and is slowly getting better quality fighters on his bills. one other thing that i'd add is that there aren't many better nights than a competitive british title fight in a packed small hall
harry the haddo is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Reply

Boxing News 24 Forum > Boxing > British Boxing Forum

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:50 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Boxing News 24 Forum 2013