Opinions of DAZN coverage

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by KermitTheFrog, Aug 1, 2021.

  1. Astro

    Astro Member Full Member

    Sep 29, 2021
    I think there is room for both DAZN and Probellum.
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  2. tomclarky

    tomclarky New Member Full Member

    Jan 3, 2017
    The problem is they are stuck between attracting in casual fans and pulling over hardcore fans from the Sky machine, and they are currently doing neither. Eddie clearly sees Conor Benn as the next big star, but casuals will only properly buy into him once he beats an Amir Khan type opponent, and hardcore want to see him tested against an Avanesyan, Kelly or McKinson. No one cares for these Granados type fights.

    Joshua Buatsi and Joe Cordina are Eddie's biggest talents who should be headlining in World Title bouts, but they are stuck at European level. I guess Eddie would say that they don't 'bring the numbers', but isn't that the job of a promoter... to bring the numbers to the biggest talents?
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2021
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  3. Gregor1987

    Gregor1987 Active Member Full Member

    Mar 14, 2011
    Do we have any idea / guesses what might be on Matchroom’s new December show that Hearn said on iFL will be earlier in the month than Chisora v Parker?

    I was thinking maybe a run out for Warrington?
  4. aaaaa

    aaaaa Ash banned Full Member

    Dec 19, 2020
    Katie Taylor or Conor Benn headlining I’d presume. Both had fairly routine wins early September. Callum Smith needs activity too.
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  5. Jurgen

    Jurgen Pay Per Pudding Advisor Full Member

    Sep 30, 2016
    No reason why Whyte cannot fight Wallin in Dec
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  6. Inglis_1

    Inglis_1 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Aug 4, 2018
    Exactly. I like how it just gets cancelled altogether. The should have just stayed away from Wallin in the first place.
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  7. Bob Flaps

    Bob Flaps Member Full Member

    Mar 30, 2019
    Absolutely right and it's his own fault. By pushing the likes of Conor Benn and inflating expectations across the board, the likes of Buatsi are not strong enough to headline a show on their own, but too important to sit hogging undercards. Hearn made this bed and he can lie in it - but ultimately it's his boxers who lose out.
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  8. Astro

    Astro Member Full Member

    Sep 29, 2021
    There are also rumors about boxers who today are at Matchroom Boxing who are just waiting for their contract to expire and then they will switch to Boxxer / Sky Sports.
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  9. aaaaa

    aaaaa Ash banned Full Member

    Dec 19, 2020

    Paulie saying Eddie didn’t hire him because Frank Smith is ‘a feminine little girl’ :lol: says Sky have been in touch since Matchroom left.
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2021
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  10. nurological

    nurological Boxing Addict Full Member

    May 25, 2012
    Where have you heard these rumours?
  11. navigator

    navigator "Billy Graham? He's my man." Full Member

    Nov 5, 2017
    Good to hear, Paolo M. brought a needed touch of class to Sky's commentary.
  12. Astro

    Astro Member Full Member

    Sep 29, 2021
    I will not tell you, but you can wait and see.
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  13. aaaaa

    aaaaa Ash banned Full Member

    Dec 19, 2020
    Saturday’s betting odds on the Matchroom card for the favourite:

    1/12 (Babic)
    1/25 (main event)
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  14. rezzer

    rezzer Active Member Full Member

    Feb 11, 2009
    Well how pathetic is that. Lousy card. I know Whyte pulled out but this has to be unacceptable. Who has bought tickets to see this ?
  15. Astro

    Astro Member Full Member

    Sep 29, 2021
    I just saw an interview with Eddie Hearn where he tells that there are many equal and exciting fights on the boxing card this saturday.
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