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Old 07-05-2009, 05:16 AM   #1
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Just read in today's Sunday Mirror that Sky are to increase their boxing coverage from September. It's in the David Haye articule. Has anyone heard anything about this developement?
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Old 07-05-2009, 05:22 AM   #2
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No, but good news if its true.
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Old 07-05-2009, 05:27 AM   #3
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unless its more pay per view.
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Old 07-05-2009, 05:32 AM   #4
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well there is a opening for them to take over the market with ITV AND SENTANTA getting out.
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Old 07-05-2009, 05:46 AM   #5
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Sky having the monopoly isn't a good thing. It leaves us at the mercy of ****** and his WBU/IBO/WBF stuff.
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Old 07-05-2009, 05:53 AM   #6
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This can only be a good thing. The more boxing available the better. Just as long as they don't try to rip us of with more ppv.
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Old 07-05-2009, 05:54 AM   #7
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Aside from getting the big American fights I wish they'd sort out those shitty Friday night domestic cards. I'm a boxing fan but most weeks even I can't be arsed watching most of them past the main event.
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^ They have been very boring.
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Old 07-05-2009, 06:05 AM   #9
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Sky having the monopoly isn't a good thing. It leaves us at the mercy of ****** and his WBU/IBO/WBF stuff.

Sky has a strict policy of not allowing alphabet titles to become main events. One thing I respect Sky for doing. They have too be genuine world titles or British, Commonwealth or European title fights for them to show you.
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Sky has a strict policy of not allowing alphabet titles to become main events. One thing I respect Sky for doing. They have too be genuine world titles or British, Commonwealth or European title fights for them to show you.
As long as they stick to that policy it should be okay then. They need to make the promoters get a little more creative with their matchmaking also. Let's have some American prospects over rather than the staple diet of Eastern bloc and Afro-bum fighters.
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Old 07-05-2009, 06:40 AM   #11
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Aside from getting the big American fights I wish they'd sort out those shitty Friday night domestic cards. I'm a boxing fan but most weeks even I can't be arsed watching most of them past the main event.

last year i used to look forward to the friday night fights. most of them were even money competive fights. this year it seems to massive favs fighting cannon fodder
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Old 07-05-2009, 06:41 AM   #12
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Sky having the monopoly isn't a good thing. It leaves us at the mercy of ****** and his WBU/IBO/WBF stuff.

i fairness to ****** when was there last a WBU fight on one of his card?
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Old 07-05-2009, 06:43 AM   #13
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This is obviously a good thing for us fans as long as it doesn't serve as a platform for even more PPV. It seems pretty obvous now that they intend to strike up a deal with Hayemaker ^^ and seeming as Fury was on their website the other day, maybe the Hennessey deal as well. More shite coverage on the way before the fights if they were to get those deals, though; I've never been a fan of their studio and build up package.
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Old 07-05-2009, 06:44 AM   #14
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i fairness to ****** when was there last a WBU fight on one of his card?
Not for a while but if the 'increase' in boxing means more ****** cards he maybe tempted to fill them out with those kinds of title fights.
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Old 07-05-2009, 06:54 AM   #15
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i fairness to ****** when was there last a WBU fight on one of his card?
Wasn't the fight between Matthews and Choi promoted by ******? That was a WBU 'title' fight. Also, Hatton proudly held the WBU strap for ages, under the watchful eye of Fish Eyes, before he got hold of Tszyu's IBF strap.
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