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Old 11-17-2012, 09:56 AM   #16
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Load of crap fight anyway.

Don't forget though, Davie Haye did this exact same deal against Enzo, and it's the fans who have already bought tickets that should be pissed off/demand a refund on a ticket
I know they did this for the Monte Barrett fight surely they didn't for Enzo, that fight was massive!
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Old 11-17-2012, 10:01 AM   #17
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I know they did this for the Monte Barrett fight surely they didn't for Enzo, that fight was massive!
correct. poster has got these mixed up
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Old 11-17-2012, 10:10 AM   #18
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I know they did this for the Monte Barrett fight surely they didn't for Enzo, that fight was massive!
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correct. poster has got these mixed up
that's the one, i think you're right
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Old 11-17-2012, 11:04 AM   #19
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Nothings been promoted. I only found out about Heffron Vassel because I looked it up. No one really knows who Flints opponent is and he has only just been finalised. The main event should be Heff vs Vass.

Its been marketed as a gimmick with Flintoff being the attraction and a Sky program. No one knows it is on BN. Just very poor work.
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Old 11-17-2012, 11:18 AM   #20
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I think they should do a hasty rethink and consider putting the two main events on the Pricey show just down (up?!) the road.

I know its different promoters, but it on the same network and I'm sure they could sort something.

Not sure how the tickets for Price Skelton are selling, pretty good I should imagine, but it wouldn't do the show any harm having Flintoff on the undercard.

Thats what should have happened all along.
Probably the most likely option, FW's had no shame in moving shows at the last minute when ticket sales have been poor in the past. The first episode of that TV series airs on Thursday, Sky have hyped it pretty heavily and they won't accept no pay-off.

I expect if that does happen, it'll be sorted before Thursday so it gives them the chance to conveniently erase any mentions of the MEN in the programme.

The whole thing is a bit of a shambles all round really.
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Old 11-17-2012, 12:02 PM   #21
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I think they should do a hasty rethink and consider putting the two main events on the Pricey show just down (up?!) the road.

I know its different promoters, but it on the same network and I'm sure they could sort something.

Not sure how the tickets for Price Skelton are selling, pretty good I should imagine, but it wouldn't do the show any harm having Flintoff on the undercard.

Thats what should have happened all along.
Price/Skelton is selling well according to Maloney. That could mean anything on previous form.
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Old 11-17-2012, 12:58 PM   #22
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Flintoffs team should be ashamed of themselves......aye.

If they believe he has a career in pro boxing........they would have him on a small hall show.


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Old 11-17-2012, 01:19 PM   #23
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^^ Spot on bro.

It disgusts me that hard working pro's are on undercard to him anyways. But i don't even think Vassell vs Heffron is even happening it seems to short notice for my liking. Got a feeling they will pull the card and put Flintoff on Price show..
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Old 11-17-2012, 01:43 PM   #24
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It's not right that Flintoff should be headlining for his first fight. Especially when there are a lot of up and coming fighters who have trained for years to be in a position like that. I think it's a disgrace and a mockery of boxing. I am sure many other boxers feel the same way about this joke.
I doubt any of the other fighters on the bill are on a 'guarantee'. So they will make a purse based on how many people pay to watch. Thus it is in their interests that Flintoff is headlining the bill, as he is the person who is going to sell the most tickets for the bill.

It is a 'circus' no doubt, but that is and probably always will be boxing! The ex-cricketer with a name, gets the biggest slice of cake, the rest fight over the crumbs, but them crumbs will help pay the bills...
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Old 11-17-2012, 03:35 PM   #25
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Seriously though, why is this at the MEN? They could have put it at Bowlers or The Velodrome. As it is it will be a half empty stadium with a wank atmosphere and crap views. What a stupid endeavour. Anyone think Flintoff and the team organising this overestimated his popularity a tad?

I think they've dramatically overestimated the appeal of Freddie Flintoff boxing. I don't think there's a massive cross over between boxing and cricket fans, I like both but I can't see the people who used to watch him at Lords being that bothered about seeing a guy they used to watch box that they'll fill out a bog venure for it, neither are boxing fans going to turn out in mass for a guy who used to bowl for England. He's got an obvious leg up than your usual debutant but not enough to starty his career in 20 thousand seat venues.
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