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Old 07-15-2009, 01:45 PM   #1
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Default Is there going to be a UK presser for this smw tourney?

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Old 07-15-2009, 01:49 PM   #2
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Well there is currently no UK TV network to promote it so I guess not. All the places where the pressers have been held are in countries where their tourney boxer(s) is (/are) actually backed up by a TV company. It's a stupid situation for us fans.
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Old 07-15-2009, 01:50 PM   #3
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Just read that all fight involving Kessler will be shown on ppv in Denmark. 500K (95usd!!, so that's 50 or something??) Holy shit.
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Old 07-15-2009, 01:51 PM   #4
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Well there is currently no UK TV network to promote it so I guess not. All the places where the pressers have been held are in countries where their tourney boxer(s) is (/are) actually backed up by a TV company. It's a stupid situation for us fans.

Absolutely. Hennessy has ****ed himself over with that web coverage of Froch v Taylor.
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Old 07-15-2009, 01:52 PM   #5
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Yeah but who else is a superstar in Denmark? Lars Ulrich and Peter Schmeichel are the only two others I can think of.
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Old 07-15-2009, 01:59 PM   #6
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Absolutely. Hennessy has ****ed himself over with that web coverage of Froch v Taylor.
Also, I do feel a bit for Froch at the moment. Huge numbers on ITV last year in a FOTY candidate where he became a genuine world titlist from the UK and he can't even get a TV company to back him. I think it's a given that Sky have been tapping up Hennessey on the sly, though. The plan looks as if the first round of fights in the tourney are going to be double headers. If that is the case then I'm sure we can all expect to see the fights on PPV.
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Old 07-15-2009, 02:13 PM   #7
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if it was up to hennesey to organise, don't count on it.
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Old 07-15-2009, 02:36 PM   #9
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Hennesey couldn't organize a piss-up in a brewery...
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Old 07-16-2009, 03:23 AM   #10
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Never seen a bad froch fight. He deserves all the tv coverage and money he can get from the sport
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Old 07-16-2009, 03:39 AM   #11
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Here is a fwq qoutes i picked up from Mick Hennessey

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"I've approached two places and I haven't had the confirmed answer yet but they'd be crazy not to be involved in this," Hennessy said.
"This is the Champions League of boxing.
"Since day one, Carl's always been a TV fighter. He's never fought on a non-TV show. Obviously we're dealing with the current (financial) climate but they need to take it to another level.
"Carl Froch has surpassed British, Commonwealth, European, even world title level, he's surpassed that now.
"He's now a marquee fighter and the broadcasters need to back a marquee fighter up. That's taking it to another level and they've got to take it to another level because they've got something to be very proud of in the UK, they really have."
Hennessy insists the Super Six tournament has everything going for it to attract television networks and that Froch deserves their and British sports fans' backing. "This series can do it because it gives the broadcasters everything they've ever wanted," he continued. "It gives them the big fights that (usually) get swerved, that everyone avoids making, and on a regular basis.
"It gives them a great schedule in advance and it doesn't matter whether they win, lose or draw, they're fighting each other and you just know they're all going to be great fights.
"This tournament is a broadcaster's dream, it really is something sensational.
"The UK normally gets behind their top athletes and Carl Froch is that. For me, a fighter like him only comes along once every 20 years.
"We've got him here right now, representing the UK, so let's all get behind him.
"We've never hidden the fact that we want to fight the very best, not swerve anyone. This is Carl putting it all on the line, this is ideal for us."
from the nottingham paper,dosent tell us anything we didnt knowe,but at leas t he is trying to get someting
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