Liam Smith to Matchroom

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  1. oiky

    oiky Gypsy Boy Full Member

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    Can't blame him tbf

    Will laugh when they make Smith-Brook PPV though...

    Another fight that shouldlnt see daylight as a PPV
     
  2. nurological

    nurological Well-Known Member Full Member

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    What big name opponent can Callum get in with him though? Cant see Canelo coming over here so that leaves GGG.
     
  3. Journey Man

    Journey Man Journeyman always. Full Member

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    I genuinely think that this signing has been more Eddie than Liam. Eddie has dangled the carrot of Anfield, but the real reason has got to be Khan - with Liam on board they still can squeeze a bit of meaning out of Kell's career with a "HUGE DOMESTIC GRUDGE MATCH PPV." And he can just slap Khan and say if you fight Crawford the Brook fight is gone.
     
  4. moog

    moog Boxing Addict Full Member

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    To me at this moment in time it's a great chief support for a ppv main event, but as you say not a headliner. Very good fight though.
     
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  5. oiky

    oiky Gypsy Boy Full Member

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    yeah, good fight, and definitely worthy of chief support to a Better fight, but it's definitely on their minds to whack it on as a headliner haha
     
  6. moog

    moog Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Wouldn't surprise me either m8. If it was on a platform as a ppv with no subscription costs then thats one thing but on Sky when everyone pays so much it would be taking the ****, though it would not surprise me.
     
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    murphman22 Active Member Full Member

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    There is no chance this can be a PPV headliner. If you look at the Brook's previous PPV numbers they are poor (GGG aside) and Smith isn't any sort of a draw. They have obviously got Smith over to fight Brook (like Khan or Cleverly v Bellew) but it will probably go with Callum v Ryder type on a joint PPV.
     
  8. mithffg

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    Anfield very unlikely to happen as it costs more to hire anfield than it does to hire a wembley according to hearn.
     
  9. Journey Man

    Journey Man Journeyman always. Full Member

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    Is Callum Smith as big of a draw as everyone is making out? No casual fan outside of Liverpool knows him. If I said to my boss "Callum Smith is fighting Ramirez" he'd ask me if it clashed with Ant & Dec, whereas if I told him AJ was fighting Tim from Corrie he'd be all over it.
     
  10. S.K

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    To be fair all my mates are aware of Smith and they are all casuals. Some of them are fans of Smith because of his destruction of a few of his former foes on matchroom cards that they had seen.

    He’s obviously not AJ Level superstar but I think casuals outside of Liverpool are fully aware of him.
     
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  11. oiky

    oiky Gypsy Boy Full Member

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    take liberties don't they mate, but there's always a group out there who'll pay, long as they exist, they'll keep pushing their ridiculous PPVs
     
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  12. moog

    moog Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I agree, the overall quality of ppvs are now dropping because as you say people are willing to pay. I am not anti ppv but has to be top notch world level quality or in my opinion it should not be ppv.
     

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