Frank Warrens new signings during Lockdown (9 and counting...)

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  1. Smoky Mo

    Smoky Mo New Member booted Full Member

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    Anthony Cacace
    Jonathan Kumuteo
    Amin Jahanzeb
    Danny Ball
    Ekow Essuman
    Nathan Heaney
    Edward Donovan
    Karol Itauma
    Masood Abdulah


    Cacace aside.. Who the **** are these guys?!!! Warren is probably signing most of them on very short term deals so if they look crap he can throw them quickly.
     
  2. Super Punch Out

    Super Punch Out Member Full Member

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    I think you have hit the nail on the head.

    I get the impression Fwank is lining them up for behind closed doors events which look likely to run for longer than first anticipated (possibly a few months). With no small hall shows (with an audience) in the immediate future a lot of fighters will step up into 50/50 or at least competitive fights as the ‘fighting a bum in your home time option’ might not be there for a while.


     
  3. TBC-ASAP

    TBC-ASAP Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Signed a load of lads with titles from the midlands. Clearly not aiming for closed door fights. Nathan Heaney sells 2k on his own, Ekow Essuman from Nottingham. He is going clearly for some big cards in the midlands. Living there I welcome it
     
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    TBC-ASAP Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Amin Jahanzeb - Bradford
    Danny Ball - Dudley
    Ekow Essuman - Nottingham
    Nathan Heaney - Stoke

    Also throw in Brad Foster from Litchfield, and Shabaz Masoud from Stoke.

    You have an English Champion, IBO Intercontinental (whatever that means), a British champion and a lad slated for a English eliminator.

    Could put on a serious card which would sell a load of tickets
     
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  5. Jurgen

    Jurgen Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Mass gatherings could be right down the pan in the UK for the rest of 2020 the way this govt has mismanaged this national disaster
     
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  6. bladesman

    bladesman Active Member Full Member

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    Signing local ticket sellers with no national name during a pandemic that means no crowds until we have a vaccination or drugs doesn't seem wise.
     
  7. Holler

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

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    Depends what the cost is? It could be a buyers market. BT Sport will want content, maybe they can put some fights on without crowds and still make it pay?
     
  8. bladesman

    bladesman Active Member Full Member

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    I can't recall a single card on bt, non ppv, that got much casual interest to be fair
     
  9. Holler

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

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    Could be a different reaction in a bored, trapped, captive audience starved of content?

    Who knows what clauses are in their agreements? I'd be amazed if Frank has exposed himself to big costs without any protection.
     
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  10. Jurgen

    Jurgen Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Dubois v Gorman surely reeled in a few new fans
     
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  11. DavidBarnes

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    I think Frank was about to announce a new BT deal before the lockdown.
     
  12. Smoky Mo

    Smoky Mo New Member booted Full Member

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    Yeah I think with some of them.

    For example Ekow Essuman 13-0, and Danny Ball 9-0-1 are both welterweights that have had enough fights to step up. I'd expect them to be facing Warrens welterweights soon like Chris Jenkins, Johnny Garton, Lewis Crocker.
     
  13. Smoky Mo

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    Jonathan Kumuteo has 66,000 followers on instagram. Nathan Heaney sells loads of tickets. So that probably explains two of them
     
  14. velagod

    velagod Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Selby vs Warrington, dubios vs Gorman, the first two fury comeback fights especially the second one with Frampton as headliner and wilder in attendance also I remember a fair bit of press on the fight week of frampton Galahad.
     
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    The objective was to flatten the curve and stop the health service from being overwhelmed. Which has been a success. What is happening now is purely political, with the added problem of subversive trouble makers in NHS and teaching unions trying to hold the country to ransom.
     
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