Eddie Hearn’s latest venture

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by Scissors, Aug 14, 2019.


  1. lewis gassed

    lewis gassed The Bronze Dosser Full Member

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    BJS is a maverick! This has never been done before.
    Ali never fought on any YouTuber's undercard.
     
  2. neverheardofher

    neverheardofher New Member Full Member

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    KSI & Logan Paul vs Billy Joe would be a good fight
     
  3. Hattonmad

    Hattonmad Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Their last PPV sold over a million PPV buys and made a heap of money. Billy is obviously getting a decent wad for this fight. Name me current fighters who turn down good money? I'll wait.

    I don't agree with KSI/Logan Paul fighting on PPV but having a go at undercard fighters getting paid well is silly. Blame the promoters. Saunders has already signed to fight Calum Smith btw which is an incredibly dangerous fight. Didn't see many giving him credit for that.
     
  4. notjustacasual

    notjustacasual Active Member booted Full Member

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    Will True Geordie be on commentary
     
  5. NasalSpray

    NasalSpray Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Lots of people have said this is a great opportunity to get exposure but I disagree. The audience that watches Logan Paul Vs KSI will not be interested in watching Billy Joe Saunders slick gypsy boxing his way to a UD 12. They are low attention span, young, immature audience, they won't care who is on the undercard all they care about is YouTube and fortnite
     
  6. TBC-ASAP

    TBC-ASAP Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Slightly different context, but horse racing advertises big Saturday cards as a massive booze up. Hence you get 50,000 people at Ascot, which looks great. But most are there to shove powder up there noses and wear a suit without socks.

    The 50k people doesn't not in anyway reflect how many are interested in racing.

    Unless they are very smart, it is massively doubtful boxing will be able to take advantage of that massive exposure.
     
  7. Cally

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    I beg your pardon..

    Let me get this right ,You mean to say a fight amongst YouTubers is on and Billy Joe is on the under card of said fight and hearn is promoting it?
     
  8. CutThroatFade

    CutThroatFade Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Yep it's for massive geeks who spend their lives watching people play video games on YouTube. It's a very odd subculture. I bet KSI can't believe his luck.
     
  9. syldave

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    What’s really scary is it ain’t a subculture it’s almost the norm amongst a certain age group, you have got 5 year old kids who just want to sit with a iPad in their lap watching people play video games it’s scary as hell.
     
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  10. CutThroatFade

    CutThroatFade Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    When I was a kid I only ever played FIFA, GTA and a few fighting games. And that's if I wasn't having a kick about with some mates. If one of my pals asked me if I wanted to watch some other people play these games on YouTube I would have found a new friend. It really is bizarre.
     
  11. syldave

    syldave New Member Full Member

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    Tell me about it, I’m 38 if we were playing the Nintendo or PS1 too long our parents would send outside to kick a ball, now if they not watching someone play video games their in their rooms playing them for hours before taking a break watching somebody live their lives through YouTube because they take a bloody camera everywhere with them, while they all magically live in million pound mansions being paid for by ad revenue and sponsorship but make out they are normal.
     
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  12. Twentyman

    Twentyman Watching Netball with Adam Smith Full Member

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    Hate that Fortnite, my kids play on it and I went through a spell of playing it. These kids have got no idea about stealth. I grew up with Rambo and Predator, so I camped in bushes, trees etc whilst these kids where building big towers on hills. I just used to let them all kill each other and wait till one was left and just shoot him. 13 solo wins lads.
     
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  13. CutThroatFade

    CutThroatFade Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    The ultimate stealth game: Hitman. I bought the game about a year ago for PS4 and been meaning to play it but can't ever find the time. Used to love that as a kid.
     
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    syldave New Member Full Member

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    It has to be Splinter Cell for stealth and SOCOM on the PS2 was the ultimate online game for it, and now we are all sounding as bad as the kids of today
     
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  15. boxberry92

    boxberry92 Member Full Member

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    This is 100 % true.

    I cannot see this working at all, KSI v Logan Paul would be better served by sticking to what worked last time or a WWE / MMA undercard.

    Putting Hughie Fury on Saturday's card totally killed the atmosphere.

    Imagine how 10,000 pre-teens will react whilst watching Billy Joe Saunders dance for 12 rounds. If this happens the only people who will make a killing financially will be those who run the concession stands at the Staples Centre. Billy Joe will end up wearing most of it and come out looking like a pantomime villain.
     
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