Boxxer - best in the UK?

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by Degale, Feb 5, 2024.

  1. Bfcad

    Bfcad Active Member Full Member

    Dec 10, 2022
    Just confirmed they have signed Eubank JR.......which is odd, because we keep being told by the usual couple of oddballs on here that they aren't able to sign new fighters anymore.

    Let me guess......"but they've overpaid innit"
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  2. Craigt93

    Craigt93 Member Full Member

    Oct 15, 2020
    Very odd time to announce it at 6am whilst everyone is sleeping.

    Don’t get me wrong as I’m no marketing guru but surely you’d announce it later when there’s more eyes?

    That said, sort of suggests a bigger announcement coming later?
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  3. Boxing Gloves

    Boxing Gloves Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jul 19, 2004
    Odd signing, yes he's a big name but he's at the tail end of his career, inactive, difficult to manage and let's face he was always fringe never world class. Suppose if the rumours Sky are losing interest in boxing and only want to do box office then this deal makes sense.
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  4. brit abroad Roy

    brit abroad Roy Member Full Member

    May 17, 2024
    he was world class when he bashed in nick Blackwell in a bruiser as Blackwell came to fight but was outclassed. What a performance from Eubanks
  5. phil rowe

    phil rowe Member Full Member

    Apr 13, 2018
    'world class' lmao
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  6. DoubleG95Fanatic

    DoubleG95Fanatic Boxing Addict Full Member

    Oct 25, 2021
    Wasn't he with Boxxer before he went with Kalle? So he's essentially just resigned after a period away.

    Was supposed to be the "face of Sky boxing" 5 years ago when he was fighting journeymen like Morrison and that Wanik guy they brought in last min who looked like a lightweight?

    The dude is 35 in a few months, I'm not sure about their vision of a"long term" partnership. It's all bollocks.
  7. unfriendlyorchid

    unfriendlyorchid Probably moaning about Sky Sports Full Member

    Jul 20, 2021
    Sounds like Eubank's people have been trying to get him a big title fight, but he's been told it's a non-starter without UK TV backing.

    Makes sense if it helps him get a big opponent.
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  8. Sonny1

    Sonny1 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Mar 11, 2013
    It’s frightening who makes these decisions isn’t it? 6.00am geez
  9. KermitTheFrog

    KermitTheFrog The people doing the banning are idiots Full Member

    Sep 5, 2012
    I’m sure they have overpaid for him, has he ever been underpaid?
  10. Astro

    Astro Boxing Addict Full Member

    Sep 29, 2021
    "Eubank Jr has listened to the wrong people and received bad advice..."
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  11. TBC-ASAP

    TBC-ASAP Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Sep 7, 2017

    I forgot Eubank was 25yo
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  12. Legs are shaky

    Legs are shaky Member Full Member

    May 25, 2023
    He will mug boxxer off for a "tune up fight " then boxxer will use him as leverage to get more boxers on Turkis cards.
    You heard it here first !!!
  13. Gooner4ever

    Gooner4ever Member Full Member

    Mar 3, 2006
    Eubank Jr vs. Smith III coming to a screen for all to see soon.
  14. rezzer

    rezzer Active Member Full Member

    Feb 11, 2009
    Are broadcasters stupid ? Only having Box Office doesn’t work. Prime time, died on its arse. ITV Box Office, died on its arse. PBC on Amazon, dying on its arse. You have to build some fighters up or there will be no headliners in the future. Sky wanted to have an all women’s PPV. Who’s buying that ? No women that’s for sure. I wouldn’t watch that for free and I’m a boxing nut. Thick as sh1te and on massive salaries no doubt. Are they planning to have a 50 year old George Groves re matching with Eubank Jr in 2038 with Campbell Hatton’s son fighting on the undercard with Naz’s grandson, while we wait for AJ’s son to be old enough to fight one of the Fury offspring. Greedy and stupid.
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  15. Punchdrunk1

    Punchdrunk1 Well-Known Member Full Member

    Mar 2, 2019
    Next Gen