Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by Wizbit1013, Dec 3, 2021.
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Id imagine he see's more opportunities with SKY esp with his age
Sky is the place to be for future potential stars and a good move for Clarke
Sky is by far the biggest exposure so it’s a logical decision for someone wanting to further their profile.
european champion at best for him i think
Mmmmh bit early to say wouldn't you agree?
Yep. Better move for him.
I said this a while back in a post about Eddie Hearn and DAZN so I probably sound like a broken record now but Eddie really underestimated how much help Sky have given his fighters and his shows. You cannot take the Sky Sports publicity machine for granted.
I remember saying this when he signed Danny Jacobs. Eddie said all he needs to do is tell his back story and people will love him. It's one thing telling his back story, it's another when no one is bloody watching to see the back story.
I'd argue Danny Jacobs is no more recognised now than when he was without Matchroom.
For as long as Sky have Premier league football, they will still attract enough viewers for their boxing shows.
I have mates who don’t really like boxing but watch it when it’s on Sky in the same way I watch sports like golf and darts if they’re on Sky but I wouldn’t subscribe to a paid streaming service to watch them.
He’s on Soccer AM tomorrow.
In the UK this is the case. Hearn will be in the market for people he can give a global profile to now. I think Hearn sees the same profile for Clarke as Joyce in that his appeal will be limited.
I think we also shouldn’t underestimate DAZNs ability to have premier league football in the near future
Good move- needs to get busy at his age however.
Peter McGrail still hasn't announced his promoter after boxing on DAZN has he?
Looking forward to Clarke’s career unfolding. I hope sky and Clarke’s handlers put some decent opposition in his way. Clarke is more than capable and selfishly as a fan, I want to see him tested from the off. Good luck to him.
Not really- Matchroom are full of fighters who have a very modest profile in this country let alone globally.
Are you telling me Ted Cheeseman, John Ryder, Anthony Fowler, Zelfa Barrett, Chris Billam Smith, Alen Babic, Craig Richards were signed because of their huge global potential?
Regarding premier league football- totally depends on how you define 'near future'. Won't happen any time soon, e.g. the next 2-3 years. Anything beyond that to me is not near future. Who knows what the domestic boxing landscape (and global one too) will look like in 4 years or so.
AJ and Fury will be long gone, prominent domestic names who sell tickets and have some cross over appeal like Whyte and Chisora are more than likely to be too.
Maybe Conor Benn will still be around telling us all about his heated range rover seats!
The DAZN BT deal is very very close and planned for the start of next season. That’s not 2-3 years away.
By global audience I’m saying UK is not a sole focus and they want fighters people want to see in multiple territories like Haney, Martinez, Benn Hrgovic the Castro will also fall into that.
Seems like a good signing. Boxxer don't have a great UK roster right now, so signing one of the Olympic medallists is a good move.
Clarke seems like a really really good guy too, if he can perform in the ring he'll get fans quickly.
Interesting that he's signed to 258 too. I'm sure this is going to start a few conspiracies that AJ is now dead set to stay with Sky…