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Old 04-19-2012, 08:45 AM   #61
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How much do SKY pay for Johnny Nelson's reading lessons?
Maybe it's an eye test?
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Old 04-19-2012, 08:48 AM   #62
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I just can't see that, can you

Froch - Bute undercard announcement? Brook opponent announcement? Degale signed with Matchroom? Frank's dead?
i dont know why but i couldnt help but lol at that
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Old 04-19-2012, 09:36 AM   #63
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Strange considering they just had such good figures for the Brook Hatton fight
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Old 04-19-2012, 09:45 AM   #64
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Nathan Cleverly to star in a Sky-based rival to countdown
You know what - and I'm being 100% serious here:

Get Cleverly on Countdown! That's topnotch promotion. Completely new audience.
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Old 04-19-2012, 09:53 AM   #65
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Maybe they're not doing so many cards perhaps?

Like domestic titles only as undercards for World Title fights?

Maybe Channel 5 can spring for Maloney and Hatton?
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Old 04-19-2012, 10:02 AM   #66
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The rumour i've heard is fewer shows but bigger shows with the budget unchanged if not bigger
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Old 04-19-2012, 10:11 AM   #67
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The rumour i've heard is fewer shows but bigger shows with the budget unchanged if not bigger
If it means we get more shows like Brook vs Hatton and (hopefully) Price vs ***ton then great. Lots of good fights and much less of Smith, Nelson and Piper gazing into each other's eyes.
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Old 04-19-2012, 10:16 AM   #68
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i would rather see a bigger show every 2 weeks than a small one every week.
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Old 04-19-2012, 10:19 AM   #69
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I wonder if the decrease in shows is a knock on effect of Big Frank's departure. Maybe they're just not going to replace those dates that would have belonged to him. There has been less shows so far this year because of that.
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Old 04-19-2012, 10:37 AM   #70
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I wonder if the decrease in shows is a knock on effect of Big Frank's departure. Maybe they're just not going to replace those dates that would have belonged to him. There has been less shows so far this year because of that.
Thats my thoughts and I said earlier in the thread, it makes sense that as FWP fighters will no longer be fighting on SKY they no longer need that budget.
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Old 04-19-2012, 01:46 PM   #71
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Maybe it's an eye test?
An average pundit/presenter on Sky is on about 60k a year (Nelson etc). If Sky have halved their boxing output the logical move would be for Hatton to leave for either Channel 5/ITV/ESPN.
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Old 04-19-2012, 02:01 PM   #72
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I told people along time ago Francis was not happy with the viewing figures. Boxnation is struggling so this is not good news for boxing in the UK imo.
I remember you mentioning it one or twice.I also remember you saying that Sky will pull out of boxing completly this summer which isn`t going to happen thank ****
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Old 04-19-2012, 02:13 PM   #73
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An average pundit/presenter on Sky is on about 60k a year (Nelson etc). If Sky have halved their boxing output the logical move would be for Hatton to leave for either Channel 5/ITV/ESPN.
Huh?
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Old 04-19-2012, 02:28 PM   #74
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I reckon boxing does OK but theres just only so many idiots who will stay up until 5am thats why Sky won't fork out for it.
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Old 04-19-2012, 02:30 PM   #75
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I reckon boxing does OK but theres just only so many idiots who will stay up until 5am thats why Sky won't fork out for it.
That is a very good point.
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