Boxxer under pressure from Sky ?

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by DramaShow, Apr 9, 2023.



  1. nurological

    nurological Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    You've made it sound even worse than I thought!
     
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  2. phil rowe

    phil rowe Member Full Member

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    Azim is the future? yeah we're all ****ed, may as well pack it in now.
     
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  3. Trafford

    Trafford Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Not the future but they will protect him enough that he will be in a big fight at some point. He has a fan base too which will make it a big fight.

    The massive stadium fights will become less frequent in the coming years but that’s also to be expected with the cost of living and economy where it is.

    there will be enough big fights built in the coming years to keep boxing and British boxing going
     
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  4. im sparticus

    im sparticus There Ye Go. Full Member

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  5. unfriendlyorchid

    unfriendlyorchid Probably moaning about Sky Sports Full Member

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    Boxing on Sky is not free.

    There seems to be this illusion that everyone has the full Sky Sports package - this just isn't the case. And those that have Sky Sports may just have 1-2 of the channels - the Premier League, F1, Golf, etc.
     
  6. DramaShow

    DramaShow 19 banned Full Member

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    I think he means that a lot of their recent shows have been on Sky Sports Mix. Doesn’t everyone with a Sky box or broadband get access to that? Still not free but you get his point.

    Sky pulling out from non-PPV boxing would be a dark day for the sport. I think it may struggle to come back from that. DAZN is very niche and doesn’t have too many other sports worth watching.
     
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  7. NJ Fever

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    Hearn sounds very eager for Ford to get his shot. He cares far more for the young American at the start of his career than Wood who says he's close to retirement.

    I haven't seen Ford personally. But Eddie Hearn is certain Ford beats Kholmatov. He says here at 40.17 he'd bet his house on it!!

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  8. Trafford

    Trafford Boxing Addict Full Member

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    What are you talking about? Wood is contracted to do City Ground as per his request. He can only do that with a sellable name. Wood is tight at the weight and has Kholmatov as mandatory. He gets less than £500k for that fight in an arena which is a gamble at 35 and at that weight.

    Or he fights at the city ground in a fight for life changing money that will sell out the stadium next. But he has to vacate. Wood made his decision which every boxer on the planet would do in his circumstances. What is difficult to understand or having Matchroom talking up Ford who is there fighter got to do with Leigh's decision?
     
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  9. NJ Fever

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    He could stay at feather, they are exaggerating the struggle to make weight, and they are still talking about Conlan 2 and Warrington 2 at feather next.I understand Kholmatov is a difficult sell. Kholmatov is dangerous but also unproven. Wood probably beats him.

    I've not seen a promoter so happy for someone to vacate just after a win. He's been talking about it for ages, like it was a plan. And that's because he has a young american fighter in his stable ready to challenge for the vacant title, so the title stays at matchroom. What don't you understand about that! If a matchroom wasn't in line to fight for the vacant title, Hearn certainly wouldn't be so quick and happy for Wood to vacate!

    Promoters do stuff like this.Bob Arum is the master of snakey moves like this. Like robbing Loma vs Haney, robbing Pacquaio vs Bradley, the Loma -Lopez scorecards. Cause they can make more money long term with a young american fighter. It's been clear for a long time, the USA is where Hearns priority is.
     
  10. NJ Fever

    NJ Fever New Member banned Full Member

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    @Trafford

    He could stay at feather, they are exaggerating the struggle to make weight, and they are still talking about Conlan 2 and Warrington 2 at feather next.I understand Kholmatov is a difficult sell. Kholmatov is dangerous but also unproven. Wood probably beats him. And I wouldn't be surprised if Kholmatov would be open to accept step aside money again, the same way Murtazaliev keeps accepting step aside money at 154.

    I've just not seen a promoter so happy for someone to vacate just after a win. He's been talking about it for ages, like it was a plan. And that's because he has a young american fighter in his stable ready to challenge for the vacant title, so the title stays at matchroom. What don't you understand about that!! If a matchroom fighter wasn't in line to fight for the vacant title, Hearn certainly wouldn't be so quick and happy for Wood to vacate!

    Promoters do stuff like this.Bob Arum is the master of snakey moves like this. Like robbing Loma vs Haney, robbing Pacquaio vs Bradley, the Loma -Lopez scorecards. Cause they can make more money long term with a young american fighter. It's been clear for a long time, the USA is where Hearns priority is.
     
  11. Trafford

    Trafford Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Matchroom positioned their other fighter shocker.

    Having the title for Wood means he has to fight Kholmatov as WBA ruling and Khomaltov step aside was for no exceptions. He takes this fight for significantly less than he has been earning and gambles his city ground fight as that is not possible for city ground. Conlan and Warrington will not be at feather. Kholmatov categorically will not take step aside again and what benefit is there to pay him that as Leigh is considering one more and retiring anyway. Murtazaliev has taken step aside once for the Canelo vs Charlo fight wont be taking it again.

    What you are saying literally makes no sense for Leigh at this stage of his career when all he wants is a big fight at the city ground.
     
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  12. Beale

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    Wood fighting in a stadium is going to look more like Tony Bellew at a half closed Goodison Park than Froch at Wembley Stadium.

    Unless it is a huge name with a decent undercard, this is going to look like many female football matches at Premier League Stadiums.
     
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  13. DramaShow

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    Disagree. He sold over 8000 tickets for the first Lara fight. They will do the Warrington rematch and I can see it doing just under 20,000 tickets assuming they will be priced cheaply. Remember Nottingham Forest are in the Premier League and the Wood vs Warrington II fight is being planned for after the end of the Premier League season. Warrington should bring over a few thousand too. I think it'll do well.
     
  14. ALN93

    ALN93 Well-Known Member banned Full Member

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    Agree.

    Don’t get the obsession with stadium fights.
     
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  15. Bob Flaps

    Bob Flaps Boxing Addict Full Member

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    There will always be enough people to fill stadiums if the events are big enough. It's just unlikely we will ever see a run like we did in 2016-21 with Joshua when it almost became normal. Froch-Groves 2 was an incredible achievement in hindsight.
     
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