Boxing  

Forum Home Boxing Forum European British Classic Aussie MMA Training
Go Back   Boxing News 24 Forum > Boxing > British Boxing Forum


Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 07-22-2011, 06:24 AM   #1
hammers571
Journeyman
ESB Jr Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Yorkshire
Posts: 244
vCash: 500
Default Sky Sports!!!

Just been thinking were coming to the end of the boxing season on Sky Sports and was wondering what your positives and negatives of Sky's coverage and commitment to boxing. Also what are your wishes for next seasons boxing coverage?

Here's my points:

1) Happy that we now have Saturday fight night rather than Friday fight night.
2) Ringside I think has improved throughout the year maybe they could show a little more hightlights from around the world.
3) Definately need more fights from around the world. Sky hae upped their game slightly in this department but we are still missing out on big fights.
4)See more of Jamie Moore he's a great pundit and good to listen to.

I can't think of any more points maybe get rid of Rawling as commentator and not employ Newbon as anchor man in the future. I know Dave Clark isn't everones cup of tea but he is good at what he does and gets you excited about fights. Newbon just can't do that and neither can Adam Smith.
hammers571 is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 07-22-2011, 06:31 AM   #2
KingMonkey
Journeyman
ESB Jr Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 132
vCash: 500
Default Re: Sky Sports!!!

Moving Fight night to a Saturday was a downside for me but I understand it and can live with it.

Been happy with the amount of international fights to be honest, we're talking about real hardcore stuff if we want more and realistically that's probably just getting greedy.

If I could ask for one more thing it'd be a far more comprehensive screening of the undercards at the big fights. For 15 why not show the whole thing? It could be without commentary for all I care but I'd like to see a bit more.
KingMonkey is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2011, 06:35 AM   #3
GazOC
Guest Star for Team Taff
East Side VIP
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: The Spion Kop
Posts: 30,805
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Sky Sports!!!

I prefer the Saturday night boxing and also Prizefighter being on in mid-week where it doesn't get put on instead of a "proper" card at the weekend.
GazOC is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2011, 06:38 AM   #4
Scottrf
Belt holder
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 1,762
vCash: 1900
Default Re: Sky Sports!!!

I preferred Friday fight night, because I'm normally out on Saturday. Not a massive problem, watch it before going out or record.

Ringside started great, turned awful - into just a promotional tool, but seemed to pick up this week from what I caught, Duva interview especially. Like their trips to gyms, interviews etc.

I think the fights they have picked up have been quite decent, a few fights they've picked up with Smith which I don't think they would have before - Bradley-Alexander for example, Maidana-Morales & Guerrero-Katsidis.
Scottrf is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2011, 06:40 AM   #5
sg85
Bang on the chan
ESB Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: A small town called none of your damn business
Posts: 1,024
vCash: 75
Default Re: Sky Sports!!!

More fights goddamnit! They need to realise that for boxing to appeal to the masses, they need to show more of it. American, european, mexican, whatever just show it.

I dont give a **** about:
fish-o-mania
angling
speedway
showjumping
netball
wrestling

so scrap that from the budgets and put it all into boxing!
sg85 is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2011, 06:41 AM   #6
Jonsey
Champion
East Side Guru
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 5,720
vCash: 500
Default Re: Sky Sports!!!

I also prefered Friday Fight Night.
Jonsey is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2011, 06:42 AM   #7
Jonsey
Champion
East Side Guru
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 5,720
vCash: 500
Default Re: Sky Sports!!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by sg85 View Post
More fights goddamnit! They need to realise that for boxing to appeal to the masses, they need to show more of it. American, european, mexican, whatever just show it.

I dont give a **** about:
fish-o-mania
angling
speedway
showjumping
netball
wrestling

so scrap that from the budgets and put it all into boxing!
you really have no clue how it works do you???
Jonsey is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2011, 06:46 AM   #8
Bajingo
Champion
East Side Guru
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 7,285
vCash: 1479
Default Re: Sky Sports!!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by KingMonkey View Post
If I could ask for one more thing it'd be a far more comprehensive screening of the undercards at the big fights. For 15 why not show the whole thing? It could be without commentary for all I care but I'd like to see a bit more.
What would be good if the promoters streamed their undercards online like Top Rank does. It's good that Maloney, Hatton and Fish Eyes put them on YT days later but streaming them online should be straightforward, especially for Hatton who have been streaming all their shows that aren't on Sky lately.
Bajingo is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2011, 06:47 AM   #9
sg85
Bang on the chan
ESB Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: A small town called none of your damn business
Posts: 1,024
vCash: 75
Default Re: Sky Sports!!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jonsey View Post
you really have no clue how it works do you???
I dont claim to.

I stated 'sports' i dont give a **** about and would be glad to see the back of.
sg85 is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2011, 06:47 AM   #10
Bonavena25
Vamos!
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 2,242
vCash: 500
Default Re: Sky Sports!!!

Can't complain at all. They'v been brilliant with the boxing.

Ringside has got better and better as the weeks have gone by.
Bonavena25 is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2011, 06:48 AM   #11
DmazFW
ESB horizontal line...
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Can you tell me if Delmar Berry lives here?
Posts: 22
vCash: 540
Default Re: Sky Sports!!!

I prefer Friday night fights.
DmazFW is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2011, 06:49 AM   #12
gasman
Champion
East Side Guru
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 6,064
vCash: 900
Default Re: Sky Sports!!!

Positives:

Ringside - excellent

Return of Gary Newbon to studio

Sky/Adam Smith challenging quality of fights, under cards and prepared to pull a PPV for quality assurance purposes - a big plus

Documentaries on BHOP, Paul Ingle/Watson etc all excellent

A significant improvement on the amount of domestic match ups this season

Some excellent talented prospects coming through and this should feed into next season's cards

Barry McGuigan saying it as it is as a pundit - he has been excellent (but needs to allow others to speak and not have to have the last word - still he is miles better than the others).

Richie Woodhall, Ed Robinson, Adam Smith and Jim Watt - all excellent

Negatives:

Weaker cards should be on Friday nights, only use primetime slots on Saturday night for the big events.

Groves-Degale as a PPV for a British Title fight was a rip off. Degale and Groves were mandated to fight for the British Title so purse bids should have not been be aligned to an assurance that it could be paid for by PPV.

Standard of refereeing and judging has been poor this season. Terry O'Connor is particularly bad and there needs to be fresh faces next season, the same handful of ref and judges seem to do all the Sky cards.

Still no use of Steve Bunce as a pundit or even as a guest on Ringside.

Burns v Cook and the reported betting irregularities

Nelson and McCrory - both are dead wood - money for old rope is exactly how they come across, piss poor.
gasman is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2011, 06:51 AM   #13
Bajingo
Champion
East Side Guru
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 7,285
vCash: 1479
Default Re: Sky Sports!!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by sg85 View Post
More fights goddamnit! They need to realise that for boxing to appeal to the masses, they need to show more of it. American, european, mexican, whatever just show it.

I dont give a **** about:
fish-o-mania
angling
speedway
showjumping
netball
wrestling

so scrap that from the budgets and put it all into boxing!
Realistically a very small audience would stay up late to watch a card in the US or some obscure fights from Mexico or Germany, so it just wouldn't be worth it for Sky.

I don't care about any of those sports either but Sky have to appeal to the widest possible audience, by scrapping all of those sports they would lose a lot of subscribers and only gain a handful by showing more boxing.
Bajingo is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2011, 06:52 AM   #14
aka TORA
ESB Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Chaos Theory
Posts: 971
vCash: 75
Default Re: Sky Sports!!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bonavena25 View Post
Can't complain at all. They'v been brilliant with the boxing.

Ringside has got better and better as the weeks have gone by.
agreed.
aka TORA is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2011, 07:01 AM   #15
sg85
Bang on the chan
ESB Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: A small town called none of your damn business
Posts: 1,024
vCash: 75
Default Re: Sky Sports!!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bajingo View Post
Realistically a very small audience would stay up late to watch a card in the US or some obscure fights from Mexico or Germany, so it just wouldn't be worth it for Sky.

I don't care about any of those sports either but Sky have to appeal to the widest possible audience, by scrapping all of those sports they would lose a lot of subscribers and only gain a handful by showing more boxing.
Granted, but you have to start somewhere. Maybe with the exception of wrestling (which people stay up til 4am for), none of the other sports i listed have the ability be sold on a PPV platform so sky should consider this in terms of incoming revenue.

We all know sky are great at marketing, and if its continually pushed down your throat (people will eventually buy into it - haye/audley as one example.).
sg85 is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Reply

Boxing News 24 Forum > Boxing > British Boxing Forum

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:16 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Boxing News 24 Forum 2013