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Old 12-30-2008, 03:15 PM   #16
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No niece of mine is taking up boxing...
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I'm a bit of a boxing whore. I've even paid 14.95 for the last two Khan shows on SBO and no doubt I'll continue....
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Old 12-30-2008, 04:01 PM   #18
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I'm a bit of a boxing whore. I've even paid 14.95 for the last two Khan shows on SBO and no doubt I'll continue....
Purely as an matter of interest, where can one find actual whores that are happy to work on such a basis?
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Old 12-30-2008, 04:07 PM   #19
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Purely as an matter of interest, where can one find actual whores that are happy to work on such a basis?
You don't see them often but when they do come out of hiding it has to be seen to be believed....plus they're low maintenance
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Old 12-30-2008, 04:08 PM   #20
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This is absolute bullshit mate, im sorry but why make such a false and stupid comment. sky pay 1.1mil per premiership match, they paid way more than that for Hatton vs Mayweather, probs like 5mil and HBO around the same. now i bet you if you put Man Utd vs Liverpool on BBC1 at 9pm on a wednesday, and Hatton vs Mayweather on ITV1 at the same time, both live, United vs Liverpool would absolutley trounce it in viewers.

the TV money makes up for 75% of the revenue for fights, thats why all the big fights still happen in america because of HBO paying a fortune for it, sure there vegas casinos to, but why would calzaghe and jones fight at MSG and draw 15,000 max when they could get 60,000 in wales, because tv money was so big.

boxing as a spectator sport is probably as popular as tennis or golf. in tennis and golf the day to tournements (the equivilent of a british title fight) are hid away on sky and setanta, but when it comes to the grand slams and majors there on BBC, however with boxing they stick the biggest fights on PPV. because of this the sport of becoming mroe and more unpopular as nobody can bloody watch it. andy murray is a bigger household name than calzaghe because everytime murray has a big match its on bbc1, everytime calzaghe has a big fight you gotta fork out 10 or subscribe.

over the next 6 months the new sports minister is reviewing which sports will HAVE to be on terrestrial tv. remember the ashes cricket was on channel 4, then it got taken of the list (which includes olympics, fa cup final, world cup, wimbledon, the open). which should pertition that any unification world title fight involving a british fighter should HAVE to be broadcast on free to air tv.

in terms of sport on tv were 10 years behind the yanks, if you wanna be a boxing fan in the future dig deep, expect more in subscription channels and ppv.

face facts guys you like a niece sport.
Its not bullshit at all, nor is it false or stupid - know what you are talking about before insulting others. This information was stated by the head of sports at Setanta who is actually in charge of budgeting for the boxing and football that it airs on the channel.

And the word is 'NICHE' - now go and do your homework

Geez
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Old 12-30-2008, 05:29 PM   #21
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Unless you can find a niche for them.....
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Old 12-30-2008, 05:51 PM   #22
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I think people are being overly picky if they're complaining nobody covered Valuev v Holyfield. We now have several channels regularly covering boxing, it gets more coverage than other minority sports.

If people want to watch more boxing than is shown on the telly, then may I suggest actually attending a live boxing show? We don't have to be slaves to the TV.
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Old 12-30-2008, 07:09 PM   #23
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Unless you can find a niche for them.....
Whats Cobblers nieces niche like?
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Old 12-30-2008, 07:14 PM   #24
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its a good thing nobody coverd valuev vs holyfield.
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Old 01-04-2009, 01:01 PM   #25
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Can't really agree with this thread. I think we do pretty well now. All the major UK promoters have a TV deal and we get most of the decent overseas stuff, mainly on Setanta.
The problem is some of the fights which slip through wouldn't do so if the people controlling the purse strings knew the first thing about boxing.
I'm thinking all three Vasquez-Marquez fights here. Unforgivable
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Old 01-04-2009, 02:42 PM   #26
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This is absolute bullshit mate, im sorry but why make such a false and stupid comment. sky pay 1.1mil per premiership match, they paid way more than that for Hatton vs Mayweather, probs like 5mil and HBO around the same. now i bet you if you put Man Utd vs Liverpool on BBC1 at 9pm on a wednesday, and Hatton vs Mayweather on ITV1 at the same time, both live, United vs Liverpool would absolutley trounce it in viewers.

the TV money makes up for 75% of the revenue for fights, thats why all the big fights still happen in america because of HBO paying a fortune for it, sure there vegas casinos to, but why would calzaghe and jones fight at MSG and draw 15,000 max when they could get 60,000 in wales, because tv money was so big.

boxing as a spectator sport is probably as popular as tennis or golf. in tennis and golf the day to tournements (the equivilent of a british title fight) are hid away on sky and setanta, but when it comes to the grand slams and majors there on BBC, however with boxing they stick the biggest fights on PPV. because of this the sport of becoming mroe and more unpopular as nobody can bloody watch it. andy murray is a bigger household name than calzaghe because everytime murray has a big match its on bbc1, everytime calzaghe has a big fight you gotta fork out 10 or subscribe.

over the next 6 months the new sports minister is reviewing which sports will HAVE to be on terrestrial tv. remember the ashes cricket was on channel 4, then it got taken of the list (which includes olympics, fa cup final, world cup, wimbledon, the open). which should pertition that any unification world title fight involving a british fighter should HAVE to be broadcast on free to air tv.

in terms of sport on tv were 10 years behind the yanks, if you wanna be a boxing fan in the future dig deep, expect more in subscription channels and ppv.

face facts guys you like a nieche sport.
Agreed.
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Old 01-04-2009, 02:50 PM   #27
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I think Setanta or Sky(preferably Setanta) need to tie up a deal with Golden Boy and then we would have more or less ALL of the big fights on British TV.

Still can't believe that not even one fight from the Marquez v Vazquez trilogy was on British TV.
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Old 01-04-2009, 03:58 PM   #28
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The problem is that not many people will get up in the early hours of the morning to watch two fairly big names in the US.
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