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Old 04-21-2012, 07:57 PM   #16
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I watched a mini classic in Matthews and Crolla whilst you paid a tenner for a fight that I can watch at my leisure at a later date for **** all.....who's the idiot?
You have free Sky Sports??
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Old 04-21-2012, 07:58 PM   #17
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I've been reading your twitter, plese stop talking bollocks about viewing figures.

BoxNation is brilliant for boxing. Anyone that thinks otherwise is an idiot.

Really? What bollox was that? Unless you have got me confused with the guy saying they only had 25k subscribers?
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Old 04-21-2012, 08:04 PM   #18
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Because only a few thousand people are actually watching the fights...The format further marginalises (spelling?) an already maginalised sport
If the fights didn't take place all at the sport would flourish. Is that your point?

Guys like Shane Mcphilibin winning the British tiltle is good for boxing.
Screening the ABA finals is good for boxing
Box Academy is good for boxing.

So on...and so on...
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Old 04-21-2012, 08:06 PM   #19
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I think BoxNation does fill a niche in the market but clearly it's nothing that we haven't seen before- who remembers Pro Box on Screensport?
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Old 04-21-2012, 08:07 PM   #20
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If the fights didn't take place all at the sport would flourish. Is that your point?

Guys like Shane Mcphilibin winning the British tiltle is good for boxing.
Screening the ABA finals is good for boxing
Box Academy is good for boxing.

So on...and so on...
Weren't the ABA Finals on the BBC previously?
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Old 04-21-2012, 08:08 PM   #21
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If the fights didn't take place all at the sport would flourish. Is that your point?

Guys like Shane Mcphilibin winning the British tiltle is good for boxing.
Screening the ABA finals is good for boxing
Box Academy is good for boxing.

So on...and so on...
A totally shit fighter who no one gives a shit about winning the British title and then losing it in a weird-ass fight is "good" for boxing?
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Old 04-21-2012, 08:08 PM   #22
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If the fights didn't take place all at the sport would flourish. Is that your point?

Guys like Shane Mcphilibin winning the British tiltle is good for boxing.
Screening the ABA finals is good for boxing
Box Academy is good for boxing.

So on...and so on...
How many new fans will BoxNation pull in?

Nowhere near as many as channel 5 IMO.

James DeGale won an Olympic gold medal FFS and nobody knew he was fighting. *
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You have free Sky Sports??
No I don't, but my bill is a tenner a week less than yours.....I only have Sky because of Olive the ****ing Ostrich, Peppa Pig, and all the Disney shit for the kids
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Old 04-21-2012, 08:09 PM   #24
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Weren't the ABA Finals on the BBC previously?
Yep, on BBC2 at half 11 on a Sunday night.

(slight exageration!)
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No I don't, but my bill is a tenner a week less than yours.....I only have Sky because of Olive the ****ing Ostrich, Peppa Pig, and all the Disney shit for the kids
Don't put money on that mate. Murdoch doesn't get a penny off me.
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Really? What bollox was that? Unless you have got me confused with the guy saying they only had 25k subscribers?
James DeGale has made it. He will be at the top for 10 years. Tonight has helped his career.

let Boxnation grow and grow, subscribers will increase. Fighters being out as often as possible helps the sport. Sky simple don't have the dates.

A dedicated boxing channel means the money goes back into the sport.
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Old 04-21-2012, 08:15 PM   #27
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Yep, on BBC2 at half 11 on a Sunday night.

(slight exageration!)
Or on the red button? The issue is this- if Boxnation didn't exist it would be likely that a certain promoter's fighters would be on ITV4/back on Sky. Instead it's a tenner a month for whole cards of which only a few have genuine crossover appeal.
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James DeGale has made it. He will be at the top for 10 years. Tonight has helped his career.

let Boxnation grow and grow, subscribers will increase. Fighters being out as often as possible helps the sport. Sky simple don't have the dates.

A dedicated boxing channel means the money goes back into the sport.
Tyson Fury is pulling in between 1m & 2m viewers on Channel 5.... Loads of my mates who don't even watch Boxing know that Christ Eubank Snr's son is now a professional.

How many people watched DeGale tonight? 50,000? (& I'm being super generous with those figures)

I know who I think is "making it"
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If the fights didn't take place all at the sport would flourish. Is that your point?
No it isn't. If boxing was back on mainstream TV again it would be massive, the same way as it always was. 30 years ago if you stopped someone on the street and asked them who the British MW champion was you probably had a 50% chance of that person knowing....now even I'm not sure. The smaller the audience the less likely that it is that fighters a/ get paid a decent wage and b/ come into the sport in the first place because they haven't been exposed to it.

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Guys like Shane Mcphilibin winning the British tiltle is good for boxing.
No it isn't, **** sakes it isn't, its an embarrassment and an absolute aberration. Think of all the decent fighters who have donned a Lonsdale belt, and then look at Shane McPhilbin
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I think BoxNation does fill a niche in the market but clearly it's nothing that we haven't seen before- who remembers Pro Box on Screensport?
But that was good and free, and look what happened to Screensport...

I think boxing if it is to survive, needs to sell itself as a live experience; you must be there. TV is only going to work as an advertisement.

By all means have BoxNation, have it for free; but use it as an advertisement for big fights. Build up the prospects against the Teak tough Ghanian's, but only have the big fights without TV or on a premium.
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