Eddie Hearns says no one in the UK will watch the Wilder Fury 2 live...

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  1. NasalSpray

    NasalSpray Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Eddie's latest dig at Wilder Vs Fury 2 is that sports fans now won't watch a fight at 4am in the morning because they can just see the highlights on the internet the next day

    Kugan or some reporter with balls needs to bring a dictaphone to his next interview and just play back his sound bites cause the man talks out every side of his mouth.

    Just last year he was promoting Joshuas adventure in America and when that failed he is now changing his tune
     
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  2. CutThroatFade

    CutThroatFade Rangers FC Full Member

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    Coming from the guy who recently tried to promote an embarrassment of a boxing match to Brits featuring a chubby Saudi YouTuber with no fighting skills whatsoever in the early hours of a working day. Warrants no response.
     
  3. bladesman

    bladesman Active Member Full Member

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    Honestly? I am considering that. 5am isn't for me. Wake up at 6 like a work day and it's easy to get footage these days.
     
  4. Wizbit1013

    Wizbit1013 Using Lockdown to catch up on old Boxing Full Member

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    Obviously him and Adam Smith disagree then because SKY were chasing that fight hard

    He is just trolling,he knows it will cause uproar on forums and Youtube comments sections etc so is having a laugh with it
     
  5. CutThroatFade

    CutThroatFade Rangers FC Full Member

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    Also very easy to have it spoiled for you while you look for highlights.

    This could be a dramatic classic of a heavyweight title fight, especially after the 12th round chaos last time. I think any boxing fan should be watching this live because it could feature a monumental moment that goes down in history. Could you imagine if one of them gets knocked spark out, setting up an AJ unification?

    How can anyone consider missing that prospect live just to get a few hours extra sleep... Why not just take a small nap on Saturday evening?
     
  6. Hattonmad

    Hattonmad Boxing Addict Full Member

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    He's not trolling. What he's trying to do is eliminate the competition. He's telling people not to stay up and buy the fight because they can watch the highlights in the morning instead. His IFL videos get a huge amount of hits and there'll be a lot of people sitting on the fence, contemplating whether or not to stay up. Eddie saying that is giving those people a nudge not to buy it and he knows this. It's dirty tactics but look, Eddie is a business man and a ruthless one at that.

    Frank on the other hand is screwed. Warrington gone back to matchroom now and Eddie is really rubbing it in his face with those comments.
     
  7. bladesman

    bladesman Active Member Full Member

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    Fell asleep for Ruiz Joshua 1 and that was earlier! Can't do it anymore! Got fight spoilt by a twitter notification of a periscope stream of Ruiz winning press conference. Weird way to find out.

    £25 no undercard worth bothering with and 5am ring walk.

    It's not going to do huge numbers here.
     
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  8. CutThroatFade

    CutThroatFade Rangers FC Full Member

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    Yeah I get you, there's nothing worse than staying up during an absolute borefest undercard and then falling asleep at the main event! Happened to me before.

    I'm defo watching this live, will just sleep until 3am and set an alarm. Saw the first fight live and that 12th round was one of the greatest rounds I've seen and I'd have been gutted to watch that after knowing what was going to happen.
     
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  9. Accurate

    Accurate Jump back, wanna kiss myself! Full Member

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    Pffft it could be on my mrs birthday just as they are bringing out the cake and I'd still be watching it!
     
  10. N17

    N17 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Unfortunately I believe he is correct, especially here in the U.K.

    I think the UK number will be awful if I'm honest, people I speak to daily and are huge boxing fans have already said they will "catch it in the morning".

    The first fight had a couple of moments, they were great moments, one moment that will be replayed for many years to come (Fury getting up in the 12th) but the truth is.. it wasn't Hagler Hearns or Gatti Ward.

    It was a frustrating watch for most of it with low punch outputs.

    Also I don't think the undercard will be great either.

    If it isn't a big live audience in the US then it will be a real shame, because it's a huge fight, both men are putting it on the line and giving boxing fans what they want.
     
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  11. Puroresu_Fan

    Puroresu_Fan Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Its difficult to gauge the numbers. Without knowing how BT box office has done previously I just don't know.
     
  12. Bridie mcmahon

    Bridie mcmahon Active Member booted Full Member

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    i will be saving my ppv kitty for joyce/dubois.Can't do the late-early kick off's anymore!
     
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  13. Jurgen

    Jurgen Boxing Addict Full Member

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    PPV Kitty?

    Jesus wept mate - stay strong and don't buy any FFS
     
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  14. PaddyGarcia

    PaddyGarcia Representative of the #SocialistElite Full Member

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    I know at least 10 people personally planning to watch it live.

    I won't be one of them though. #TeamRepeat
     
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  15. Bridie mcmahon

    Bridie mcmahon Active Member booted Full Member

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    It's the only one i will be buying jurgs :)
     


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