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Old 12-25-2012, 02:46 PM   #16
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Default Re: Any chance of Sky refusing to show prizefighters? They've had their time.

I love the format but have grown tired of the participants. I was hoping by now the level would improve. The ones where it does I find more interesting.

Sky do too much business for them to refuse to show PF unless it was a mutual decision.

PF probably doesn't cost much. Venue sell and advertising probably pays for itself. Sky just need the staff and have alot of them on contract anyway i.e. Smith, Nelson, Watt etc

PF fills TV slots nice and easy for Sky Sports.
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Old 12-25-2012, 04:11 PM   #17
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Prizefighter isnt too bad depending on the card. I think for some cards depending on whos fighting as the main eventer a prizefighter can work like in the Belfast show were they done the Prizefighter and a Frampton headliner I think it was but it was a decent event to have on.
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Old 12-26-2012, 07:08 AM   #18
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PF IS shit. No denying it. Incidentally, I give Hearn a lot of credit for how he's building Frampton.
Is Frampton now with Matchroom or is he still managed by McGuigan?
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Old 12-26-2012, 07:14 AM   #19
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Least there is only 5 of them this year.
That's still 5 too many, the mere thought of PF brings me out in a murderous rage, I can-not stress how much I hate it
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Old 12-26-2012, 07:25 AM   #20
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Default Re: Any chance of Sky refusing to show prizefighters? They've had their time.

I'd like to see the rebirth of the idea ''Prizefighter: The Journeymen'', then for it to be put out to grass.

In and around the 140-147 classes there's loads of lads who'd relish the chance.
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Old 12-26-2012, 07:36 AM   #21
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Is Frampton now with Matchroom or is he still managed by McGuigan?
Managed by McGuigan, promoted by Matchroom.
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Old 12-26-2012, 07:37 AM   #22
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Is Frampton now with Matchroom or is he still managed by McGuigan?
He's with both. Barry is his manager, but Matchroom is the promoter.
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Old 12-26-2012, 08:09 AM   #23
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Default Re: Any chance of Sky refusing to show prizefighters? They've had their time.

When it comes to prizefighter, the only one that interests me is the heavyweight version. There's something intriguing about watching fat, out of shape lumps of lard with piss poor technique huff and puff their way to a knockout. If they have glass jaws, even better.
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Old 12-26-2012, 10:56 AM   #24
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I think they should do a international Prizefighter I think they done that with the Heavyweights before wouldnt mind seeing that being done again at any weight class in all honesty.
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Old 12-26-2012, 11:14 AM   #25
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Sky hype up Prizefighter but it's really just load of shite.

D level fighters, most of whom you've never heard of, going at it with little thought or technique for 9 minutes.
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Old 12-26-2012, 11:44 AM   #26
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Prizefighter isnt too bad depending on the card. I think for some cards depending on whos fighting as the main eventer a prizefighter can work like in the Belfast show were they done the Prizefighter and a Frampton headliner I think it was but it was a decent event to have on.
I agree that it works better when you have full distance fight on after,the Belfast one was mcloskey i think and they also did one with Fielding in Liverpool.
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Old 12-26-2012, 12:25 PM   #27
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No, Hearn's got his 20 dates per year so he can fill it will what he wants until Sky renew his contract after every year!
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Old 12-26-2012, 12:43 PM   #28
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No, Hearn's got his 20 dates per year so he can fill it will what he wants until Sky renew his contract after every year!
I thought PF was on top of the 20 cards per year?
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I thought PF was on top of the 20 cards per year?
nope. 20 dates between September and July each year. We have had 7 so far.

So 13 cards before the end of the year. If you go by what Hearn said about 5 in 2013, you will have 3 PF before July.
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Old 12-26-2012, 03:27 PM   #30
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I would like it if Prizeighter was every 2 months and on a week night. and then you have a 3 fight card every other saturday night.

Understand the frustrations with Prizefighter, I have never really like it but it does serve a purpose. If it didn't get in the way of regular cards I don't think many would take an issue.
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