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Old 10-10-2011, 07:50 AM   #16
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Boxnation is bad for boxing. It's almost taking boxing behind closed doors. How are the general public and casual fans gonna learn about up and coming fights and potential stars etc if they don't subscribe??? You have to be a serious boxing fan to shell out 10 a month for this given the economic situation, I imagine a lot of people would be looking to trim their sky packages down, not add to it!!! For the same reasons if I was a pro boxer I'd leave FW at the earliest opportunity, it's career suicide, it's the general public and casual fans that buy tickets for shows. Fighters need as much exposure as possible to capture the publics imagination and ear a few quid and they simply won't get it on box nation.
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Old 10-10-2011, 07:57 AM   #17
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No offence Cleto, I take your point about BoxNation closing the sport off to casual fans but for boxing fans 10 a month is ****** all. Less than the cost of a pint of lager a week.
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Old 10-10-2011, 08:01 AM   #18
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No offence Cleto, I take your point about BoxNation closing the sport off to casual fans but for boxing fans 10 a month is ****** all. Less than the cost of a pint of lager a week.
You sound like Frank at the Boxnation launch press conference
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Old 10-10-2011, 08:05 AM   #19
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No offence Cleto, I take your point about BoxNation closing the sport off to casual fans but for boxing fans 10 a month is ****** all. Less than the cost of a pint of lager a week.
Yeah it's not a lot at all and I know the boxing fans would subscribe but there's just not enough of us nowadays, we need the casuals. Would the big boys of British boxing had the same sort of financial success Or fame had they been fighting on boxnation???
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Old 10-10-2011, 08:06 AM   #20
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You sound like Frank at the Boxnation launch press conference
Oh dear, he didn't say that as well did he?
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Old 10-10-2011, 08:09 AM   #21
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Yeah it's not a lot at all and I know the boxing fans would subscribe but there's just not enough of us nowadays, we need the casuals. Would the big boys of British boxing had the same sort of financial success Or fame had they been fighting on boxnation???
I agree with you on those issues mate, I was just pointing out that, as a boxing fan, spending a tenner a month on BoxNation is probably better value for money than spending 30 (or what ever it is) on Sky Sports.
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Oh dear, he didn't say that as well did he?
He certainly did
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Old 10-10-2011, 08:30 AM   #23
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No offence Cleto, I take your point about BoxNation closing the sport off to casual fans but for boxing fans 10 a month is ****** all. Less than the cost of a pint of lager a week.
are there any sports that you casually watch Gaz???
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I agree with you on those issues mate, I was just pointing out that, as a boxing fan, spending a tenner a month on BoxNation is probably better value for money than spending 30 (or what ever it is) on Sky Sports.
yes but how many boxing fans are there? certainly not the 5million box nation seem to think.
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Old 10-10-2011, 08:37 AM   #25
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yes but how many boxing fans are there? certainly not the 5million box nation seem to think.
Do I REALLY have to spell it out for the 3rd time in 3 posts Rob?

All I'm saying is that a tenner for BoxNation isn't a bad deal. Nothing else, nothing about how BoxNation will effect the profile of boxing, how successful BoxNation will be, just that a tenner isn't a bad deal for boxing fans.
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Old 10-10-2011, 08:37 AM   #26
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How many subscribers do you think Boxnation have budgeted for? And how many do you actually think they'll get?
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Old 10-10-2011, 08:38 AM   #27
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I got rid of sky sports already, I watch the footy down the pub, and any other sports i can get via other means. Skyhave been ****ing me off anyway lately so Im seeing through my contract and going back to virgin.
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Do I REALLY have to spell it out for the 3rd time in 3 posts Rob?

All I'm saying is that a tenner for BoxNation isn't a bad deal. Nothing else, nothing about how BoxNation will effect the profile of boxing, how successful BoxNation will be, just that a tenner isn't a bad deal for boxing fans.
i agree but it will flop.
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Old 10-10-2011, 08:40 AM   #29
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are there any sports that you casually watch Gaz???
Other than boxing just football but 95% of that I watch down the pub. No way would Sky Sports be getting my money under the current situation.
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Old 10-10-2011, 08:42 AM   #30
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i agree but it will flop.
I don't know the figures but my gut feeling is that they will struggle to get enough subscribers to be able to secure a decent amount of the big American cards. The UK end will probably take care of itself for the time being though.
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