Frank Warren = only putting on shows in Telford and London

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by MantraNo10, Mar 20, 2023.

  1. MantraNo10

    MantraNo10 New Member banned Full Member

    Feb 27, 2023
    Notice how its only these two locations these days. He's not spreading shows around the UK like he used to. Why is that?

    Of his last 21 shows , 15 were in London, 5 in Telford. (1 Manchester). With the last 10 in a row strictly London and Telford.

    Telford International Centre - the new home of British boxing. Who'd have thought it:lol:
  2. @Maley

    @Maley Active Member Full Member

    Aug 30, 2016
    All down to his ticket sellers. Telford he has heaney from Stoke and Davies who both sell well.
  3. Trafford

    Trafford Boxing Addict Full Member

    Sep 29, 2018
    Also the hire cost is next to nothing. Frank or more importantly George decided to spend all the BT budget on 3/4 shows a year and then essentially run prospects shows the remainder. Outside of Ppv you will get 1 big card like Yarde vs Beterbiev or Joyce vs Zhang a quarter and the rest will be filler content
  4. Sonny1

    Sonny1 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Mar 11, 2013
    Quite a good idea for what they need.
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  5. bladesman

    bladesman Active Member Full Member

    May 31, 2015
    Brentwood is booked out what exactly do you want?!
  6. smoking mirrors

    smoking mirrors Active Member Full Member

    Jan 14, 2023
    because the boomers love York ‘All

    also Nathan Heaney somehow hasn’t got knocked out yet
  7. mithffg

    mithffg Well-Known Member Full Member

    Feb 22, 2007
    Nick ball and andrew cain in decent fights with a reasonable undercard would do respectable numbers in the echo i reckon.

    not saying it’d sell out but 4/5k as long as the opponents were decent.
  8. DramaShow

    DramaShow 19 banned Full Member

    Dec 22, 2020
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    Would be surprised but happy if McCann fights Baluta at York Hall on a Friday night.
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  9. Dragon Punch

    Dragon Punch Boxing Addict Full Member

    Sep 15, 2012
    Baluta is the fight. Slightly surprised it’s not a chief support on a bigger card, but maybe they want to push McCann as a headliner.

    It also helps to push the Friday night/small hall shows as a brand going forward as it’s clearly a long term strategy.
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  10. Beale

    Beale Boxing Addict Full Member

    Feb 13, 2023
    Very good strategy as we all enjoyed the small hall Friday Shows on Sky which produced some classic fights gaining many new boxing fans.
  11. ALN93

    ALN93 Well-Known Member banned Full Member

    May 12, 2023
    Nothing wrong with small hall shows. Too many focus on the big stadiums, fancy ring walks etc from a few years ago but at the end of the day we just wanna see a good scrap.
  12. Dragon Punch

    Dragon Punch Boxing Addict Full Member

    Sep 15, 2012
    Yeah, good points from you & Beale. I don’t know if Sauerland would be up for doing business, but Warren should put an offer in for Henry Turner v Harlem Eubank. That would a cracking main event on one of these cards.
  13. DoubleG95Fanatic

    DoubleG95Fanatic Well-Known Member Full Member

    Oct 25, 2021
    It’s because he’s a shithouse, Eddie’s little pet dog. His last event at a big arena (in London) did around 5000 tickets max, that’s why he sticks to small hall shows.
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  14. Brixton Bomber

    Brixton Bomber Obsessed with Boxing banned Full Member

    Sep 21, 2013
    Here here! People rant about Frank, but he can't sell Jack. Without Tyson doing big gates, Frank has been left in the dust.
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  15. DramaShow

    DramaShow 19 banned Full Member

    Dec 22, 2020
    True. Remember when people here were saying Queensberry were number 1 in the UK. Now they have backtracked quickly.