AJ vs Usyk is next week

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by TBC-ASAP, Sep 13, 2021.


    TBC-ASAP Boxing Addict Full Member

    Sep 7, 2017

    Has there ever been so little hype or build up to one of his events?
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  2. Oreet Cha!

    Oreet Cha! Always poor, never bored (IDLES) Full Member

    Jul 18, 2018
    Sold Out ages ago didn't it so no real hype required to sell tickets although I concede they still require some hype and build up for the PPV angle.

    Secondly, is Usyk in the UK or is he training his final preparations elsewhere as I type? Personally, it is better when both boxers are in the same room for the build up.
  3. nurological

    nurological Boxing Addict Full Member

    May 25, 2012
    I thought sky would be really go for this one to show AJ what he would be missing.
  4. Bulldog24

    Bulldog24 Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Aug 2, 2013
    No it’s not
  5. Bulldog24

    Bulldog24 Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Aug 2, 2013

    TBC-ASAP Boxing Addict Full Member

    Sep 7, 2017
    Unless sky know he has already signed with DAZN? And have thought blow him
  7. ButeTheBeast

    ButeTheBeast Well-Known Member Full Member

    May 27, 2012
    Fury-Wilder 3 has been promoted more than this.
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  8. Brixton Bomber

    Brixton Bomber Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Sep 21, 2013
    AJ won't get credit if he beats him.

    He should have gone after Wallin. We all know he's the real boogeyman of the division.
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  9. Holler

    Holler Doesn't appear to be a paid matchroom PR shill Full Member

    Mar 12, 2018
    I think there's been some spots run but unsure on that. BT have started pushing Fury v Wilder I know because I saw their advert over the weekend. There's a link on their homepage:
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    but it's 'below the fold' and they're not giving it the big push. That will change markedly I guess as we get closer to the fight.

    I'd guess a lot of their sales are driven in the last few days. On the day of the fight it looks like they have Chelsea vs City and Brentford v Liverpool showing. My guess is they hammer those big audiences with the push and they'll do well from it. It's a good revenue source for them so they will want to maximise it, but perhaps they're not committing as much marketing resource to this one as they would've done if the Matchroom link was still in place? Be interesting to see the figures on this one.
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  10. aaaaa

    aaaaa Ash Full Member

    Dec 19, 2020
    Hearn won't push it as it takes away the focus from DAZN. If he bigs up a Sky card people would be less inclined to subscribe to DAZN as they'll just see good fights still being made on Sky.
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  11. Potwash

    Potwash The Real Untouchables Full Member

    Dec 13, 2017
    There is hype around it, well down here it is .Tickets are all sold out. So many people on here thought Usyk was going to run the heavyweight division yet since he fought Chisora they have all piped down.

    Will be a good fight for sure. Joshua KO's him inside 10.
  12. Mitch87

    Mitch87 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jul 29, 2018
    I'm hoping for an AJ win but I think Usyk will win it. Really looking forward to this, the HW with the best resume vs the most talented guy in the divison.
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  13. Wig

    Wig Boxing Addict Full Member

    May 31, 2010
    A lot of folk on here appear more concerned with the P&L of a multi billion pound media corporation, than whether a boxing fight was any good.

    I call it "the hearns effect".
  14. aaaaa

    aaaaa Ash Full Member

    Dec 19, 2020
    Bloody hell you feeling alright?
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  15. ashishwarrior

    ashishwarrior Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Apr 19, 2010
    im convinced uysk wins
    cant understand people saying aj routes him
    yes a good big un beats a good little un
    but aj is relatively basic and usyk is a chess master