Ben Whittaker signs with Boxxer / Sky Sports

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by Astro, May 11, 2022.

  1. Astro

    Astro Active Member Full Member

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    What a surprise :)

    Ben Whittaker, Olympic silver medallist, signs long-term promotional agreement with Boxxer / Sky Sports.
     
  2. Trafford

    Trafford Well-Known Member Full Member

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    heard it’s a 2 year 10 fight deal with an option on year three that both sides must agree.

    £100k a fight. Which is mega money given he will only be fighting for British title come the end of that deal.
     
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  3. Breazer5678

    Breazer5678 Member Full Member

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    Trained by Sugar Hill, curveball
     
  4. DramaShow

    DramaShow 18 Full Member

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    All 258 fighters will eventually join Sky Sports then I guess since Whittaker is signed to 258 Management.

    Massive loss for Hearn and Matchroom to be honest.
     
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  5. No idea

    No idea Member Full Member

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    Eddie won't be happy .
    Will he go far ?
    Bit unlikeable right now but might be just me.
    Shades of fowler with his personality
     
  6. Kennedy

    Kennedy Member Full Member

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    There's literally been no buzz for Olympians in recent times. Why wait a year to decide. Lose all momentum to engage the crossover audience straight away. The numbers across social media illustrates nobody actually cares about the best fighter the GB squad.
     
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  7. Puroresu_Fan

    Puroresu_Fan Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Hearn will be happy the fighter got such a great deal.
     
  8. im sparticus

    im sparticus There Ye Go. Full Member

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    Good luck to Ben but Boxxer has paid through the nose there.
     
  9. lefthook82

    lefthook82 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    His lack of effort in the last round of the final coupled with his petulance at receiving a medal makes me think this guy will be a bust.
     
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  10. tokyo5exwale

    tokyo5exwale Underdogs are on top banned Full Member

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    I think he'll do well. He's talented and still young and he'll be given everything on a plate.. best trainers, fights at the right time, sky platform, sponsorship deals etc

    I'm expecting big things from him, Pat Mccormack amd Peter Mcgrail. I think those are the three stand outs from the mens team. The others are turning pro too late or not good enough imo.
     
  11. Astro

    Astro Active Member Full Member

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    Maybe it's Matchroom / Eddie Hearn's tactic to wait and then sign him after 10 - 12 fights on Sky Sports ? :)
     
  12. I Shot JR

    I Shot JR Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    100k a fight equals what Audley Harrison was on with the BBC back in the day.
     
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  13. Willis Brown

    Willis Brown Member Full Member

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    You don’t medal at an Olympic tournament without talent however I didn’t take to him from what I saw and heard. If Sugar Hill is training him he will have to toe the line and who knows how far he might go ?
     
  14. BXNG101

    BXNG101 Active Member Full Member

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    Seems like a right wally.
     
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  15. teddybaldock

    teddybaldock Active Member Full Member

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    I don’t think time is on dazn uk’s time
     
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