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

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  1. nurological

    nurological Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Crazy for a 4am fight.
     
  2. T_S_A_R

    T_S_A_R Member Full Member

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    I'll set my alarm for 5am but I'm not paying for it. I'll flick on the radio and look for a stream.

    I'd guess that Fury 'fans' are more likely to stream than AJ 'fans'. And also that people that wake up early are more likely to settle for a **** stream or radio than if you have a few people watching the same screen.
     
  3. Puroresu_Fan

    Puroresu_Fan Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Doesn't top rank have a deal with BT?
     
  4. KermitTheFrog

    KermitTheFrog Active Member Full Member

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    There is no way on earth this will break 300,000 over here.
    I’ll definitely have some of what you’re smoking though!
     
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  5. Dragon Punch

    Dragon Punch Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Not that I’m aware of- I thought Fury has his own deal through Warren.
     
  6. Puroresu_Fan

    Puroresu_Fan Boxing Addict Full Member

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    So any Fury fight in the UK has to be on BT sport but US is open to offers.

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  7. syldave

    syldave New Member Full Member

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    Yet Sky were bidding for this fight, so that deal can’t be as watertight as that year old article is suggesting surely.
     
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  8. Puroresu_Fan

    Puroresu_Fan Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Just seems odd BT wouldn't have locked that in. They knew Fury was going to fight Wilder again and it was only going to take place in America.
     
  9. syldave

    syldave New Member Full Member

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    I know, one possibility is that’s it’s a joint Top Rank/PBC promotion, making this fight fall outside of any existing international TV deals.
     
  10. Holler

    Holler Doesn't appear to be a paid matchroom PR shill Full Member

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    I think I read that BT had the right to match any bid rather than blanket UK rights to his future fights.
     
  11. Scissors

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    Maximum 500k buys. I reckon around 400 mark which is good going.
     
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  12. nurological

    nurological Boxing Addict Full Member

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    If the rumour are true and they bought it for over sky's 10m bid then they need more than good going
     
  13. Special one

    Special one Member Full Member

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    800,000 seems a bit optimistic. To me that is probably the kinda figure this fight will do US and UK ppv's combined. I'll be watching but not sure if I'm gonna pay for the privilege just yet, the undercard is woefully bad and I anticipate a post 5am start for the main event!
     
  14. TonyHayers

    TonyHayers Well-Known Member Full Member

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    This would make sense. It’s clear that Sky did have the option to at least bid for the fight which obviously they wouldn’t have done had BT had complete exclusivity regarding Fury.

    Much like Dubois, the deal in place for Fury seems likely to be specifically tied to Queensbury Promotions, and with Frank’s history there appears every option for free agent status to emerge if and when they cease to exist.
     


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