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Old 05-02-2012, 02:18 PM   #1
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Default The official Boxnation appreciation thread

Had a quick look through the archives and couldnt seem to find one, only the 'regret signing upto boxnation' thread.


***** got alot of stick when he announced this, and admittedly didnt live upto every promise, but i think Boxnation deserve some props for putting on some of these fights (albeit not in HD) that other channels may have overlooked:


Donaire-Narvaez, Burns-Katsidis/Groves-Smith, Cotto-Marg, Huck-Povetkin, Bute-Johnson, Alvarez-Cintron, Povetkin-Boswell, Klitschko-Chisora, Degale-Sanavia, Salido-JuanMa, Abraham-Wilczewski, Dawson-Hopkins, Senchenko-Malignaggi, Cotto-Mayweather, Kessler-Green etc...



Pretty good considering people thought they wouldnt even last the initial 6 month subscription period.

Well done Boxnation.
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Old 05-02-2012, 02:21 PM   #2
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Hurrah for the new home of boxing!
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Old 05-02-2012, 02:27 PM   #3
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How "official" is this thread?
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Old 05-02-2012, 02:28 PM   #4
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Official like a referee with a whistle
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Old 05-02-2012, 02:34 PM   #5
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Fully agree!

I've been in from the start, and although there have been a few bumps, and there are undoubtedly still some improvements to make, I am very happy with my 2.50 (!) per week subscription.

As unfashionable as it has been to say......... I love Boxnation!
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Old 05-02-2012, 02:35 PM   #6
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Before BoxNation came along and enriched all our lives, here are a few common gripes with Sky's boxing output;

- Homo***ual presenters.
- Jim Watt
- No undercards to speak of.
- Fancy unnecessary graphics.
- Lack of coverage of more obscure fights.
- Big fights on PPV, in addition to the standard subscription.
- Ringside being ignorant of anything boxing related not on Sky.

I'm sure there are loads more....
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Old 05-02-2012, 02:37 PM   #7
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I don`t know,i`m starting to miss my weekly pint.
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Old 05-02-2012, 02:38 PM   #8
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its been really good as of late, espeially at 10 quid a month, cant go wrong imo.
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Old 05-02-2012, 02:39 PM   #9
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Old 05-02-2012, 02:43 PM   #10
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I might sit down and do the maths later, but I'd like to see how the output for April (number of complete fights) on Boxnation compares with entire years output for Sky in 2011..........
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Old 05-02-2012, 02:48 PM   #11
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For the price of the Pacman fight on Primetime you get 6 weeks worth of Boxnation
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Old 05-02-2012, 02:54 PM   #12
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I got no fault with it.

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Old 05-02-2012, 02:54 PM   #13
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Bryn View Post
Before BoxNation came along and enriched all our lives, here are a few common gripes with Sky's boxing output;

- Homo***ual presenters.
- Jim Watt
- No undercards to speak of.
- Fancy unnecessary graphics.
- Lack of coverage of more obscure fights.
- Big fights on PPV, in addition to the standard subscription.
- Ringside being ignorant of anything boxing related not on Sky.

I'm sure there are loads more....
You are spot on here (except for the first point maybe, I don't think that's really a serious gripe for people). There's obviously quite a few faults with Boxnation but considering how much we all loved Setanta for picking some overseas fights we wouldn't have otherwise seen, Boxnation deserves as much credit for getting even more. The showing of full undercards is obviously a rather easy thing for a boxing channel to do but it's a nice touch and definitely gives it the advantage over Sky's rather lean undercard coverage.

It's done better than I thought it would Boxnation at the moment and I for one hope it gets stronger and then can hopefully iron out a few of the issues it does have. But for me I think it's positive for us as fans and if it not being HD is really that much of an issue for people, then frankly nothing will ever please them. SD is hardly the end of the world
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Old 05-02-2012, 04:18 PM   #14
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I'm on board, Boxnation has really picked up in the last few months.
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Old 05-02-2012, 04:19 PM   #15
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People need to start pushing boxnation & stop slagging it off with with silly jokes (Less than a pint,Teak tough africans, Never been stopped. At the end of the day they put on all the germany cards ,British, Plus Goldenboy cards.
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