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Old 01-22-2013, 06:52 PM   #46
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Big fights which are worthy of being on PPV need to have a good undercard. The main event will be what sells the fight to people but what matters is what the fans think after the card. They're either going to think "that was a great night of boxing, I can't wait to see some again" or they're going to think "I've been ripped off". With one good fight on the card - like the aforementioned Hatton/Maussa PPV - you run the risk of fans feeling unhappy that they were ripped off. Similarly, Haye/Harrison was a terrible main event but if there had been a great undercard, many fans would still have been happy at the end of the night.

For Froch/Kessler II, I want to see some big names on the undercard. Both promoters should put forward one of their star attractions in 'decent' fights, so maybe we could get a Froch/Kessler main event being supported by Bellew, Frampton or Brook, and Abraham, Povetkin or Hernandez. On top of that, a couple of good undercard bouts, such as Crolla vs. Buckland or something like that. For the fans in the arena, and maybe to show if you get a good knockout, Yafai, Cardle, Stalker etc., in keep busy fights.
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:04 PM   #47
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**** sake, any big ppv fight everyone piles round someones gaff and all put a daft quid in each or summat....thats how we do it.....billy no mates types cant do that i suppose.

I would say a tenner is better priced.

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Old 01-22-2013, 07:18 PM   #48
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I am confused DF. What exactly did you not like about my question?
You're confused - I answered your question by saying I think there's nothing that will justify PPV for me. Even Khan, with a huge name and genuine celebrity, couldn't sell PPV. How will Froch?

You were the one who called me a twat because I won't be your monkey.

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Haye vs Ruiz I would say is pretty close to Froch vs Bute. Haye did 700k from what I remember, Froch was 500k for Bute.
So you haven't provided an example at all. Good show.
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:18 PM   #49
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But the boxing is better.
Subjective.
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:21 PM   #50
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You're confused - I answered your question by saying I think there's nothing that will justify PPV for me. Even Khan, with a huge name and genuine celebrity, couldn't sell PPV. How will Froch?

You were the one who called me a twat because I won't be your monkey.



So you haven't provided an example at all. Good show.
What is it with you two?

Do you know each other outside of ESB?
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:28 PM   #51
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Double post.
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:40 PM   #52
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dftaylor and USA Rob are like a bitter old couple that have lived together for years, no longer shag, hate each other's guts but can't live without each other.

Eddie Hearn completes the love triangle
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:44 PM   #53
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dftaylor and USA Rob are like a bitter old couple that have lived together for years, no longer shag, hate each other's guts but can't live without each other.

Eddie Hearn completes the love triangle
Haha!

Knew it.
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Old 01-23-2013, 03:23 AM   #54
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So how does the sport generate the revenues needed for its competitors and promoters to make big revenues considering combat sports struggle to gain significant support from advertisers due to the sports setup.
It already benefits from being extremely disingenuous when selling fights as being for "the world championship." Quality fight that Froch-Kessler is it shouldn't have a world title tag attached to help sell it. Both were soundly beaten by Andre Ward.
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Old 01-23-2013, 04:43 AM   #55
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With the return of PPV to Sky for Froch vs Kessler II, what would you like to see changed in the way PPV events are put together to try and create a better experience/value for the punter, and attract more fans to buy the event and follow the sport in the future?
Slightly OT but has Froch/Kessler been confirmed as PPV?
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Old 01-23-2013, 04:46 AM   #56
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you lot are faggots and make my blood boil
Never had you down as a Catholic?
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Old 01-23-2013, 05:36 AM   #57
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Not.

My.

Problem.

To.

Solve.

I don't want to "fix" PPV, I want an end to it.

You need a solution if you want to end it though, so if you do want to end PPV, alternative revenue kind of is your problem, or its not going to end now is it.
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Old 01-23-2013, 07:45 AM   #58
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You need a solution if you want to end it though, so if you do want to end PPV, alternative revenue kind of is your problem, or its not going to end now is it.
We need to stop paying fighters more than they are worth. If Hearn can't mount the fight in the UK and cover costs, then he's working a stupid model.

Why do I need a solution? I don't work in the industry.
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:07 AM   #59
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Fair point DFT....Similar to paying footballers too much, the knock on effect is in the fans pocket.

Gotta draw a line somewhere.
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:26 AM   #60
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I'd stop PPVs altogether. Charging fans 15 to see a fight that might last one round is ridiculous. Folks can't afford it.

Scrap the PPV concept and have them on standard sky programming and stop ripping people off.
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