"Sky blocking AJ by paying him more" - Eddie Hearn

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by TBC-ASAP, Jul 13, 2022.

  1. Finkel

    Finkel Well-Known Member Full Member

    Feb 10, 2020
    That's fair enough, but DiBella was attached to all of Wilder's title defences from winning the belt up until the fall out from those negotiations. That was 8 fights back to back across a three year period. To me, contract or not, it makes you their promoter.

    However, I understand your point that in DiBella, Haymon could keep control of Wilder, and Wilder wasn't being tied to a multi-fight contract under a different promotional network.

    Edit: @Saintpat, sorry confused you with @Bob Flaps who I was initially replying to
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  2. Matthew240

    Matthew240 New Member Full Member

    Jun 3, 2019
    It came out when Phil Taylor went through his divorce case that he owned 8.2% of PDC Darts. I believe it was a deal Barry had done with him.

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  3. Bob Flaps

    Bob Flaps Active Member Full Member

    Mar 30, 2019
    PDC being a separate company, and most of the "old school" darts players were given shares in it as part of their departure from the BDO. Over time it was a way to pay them back for playing effectively for nothing, in 1993-94 when the split meant they were barred from playing tournaments and exhibitions that were their livelihood. It also predated Hearn having any dealings with the PDC - he came in later when he told them how much they were missing commercially, but they already had Sky on board long before that. The players have routinely sold lumps of shares to Matchroom or others over the years since it took control; some are still shareholders now.
  4. Astro

    Astro Active Member Full Member

    Sep 29, 2021
    I wonder if Eddie Hearn wants to make the undercard to Usyk vs Joshua II as bad as possible ?
  5. aaaaa

    aaaaa Ash Full Member

    Dec 19, 2020
    His usual then.
  6. Saintpat

    Saintpat Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jun 26, 2009
    Eddie: The undercard is completely unwatchable. Not even their families will want to see these guys fight each other. … I think it’s my best work.
  7. Puroresu_Fan

    Puroresu_Fan Boxing Addict Full Member

    Apr 6, 2016
    Not down to Eddie.

    The Matchroom ppv model means the fighters own the show. Basically AJ and Usyk decide how much of the pot goes to them and how much for the undercard.

    It's crazy to think that Hearn would use self sabotage. The more PPVs bought the better.
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  8. sniffmybadger

    sniffmybadger Handsome Beef Cake Full Member

    Jan 20, 2010
    Not sure if he has a choice, his UK stable aint all that.
  9. Finkel

    Finkel Well-Known Member Full Member

    Feb 10, 2020
    So far, it's an awful undercard. One that would make Warren blush.

    But what did all the Queensberry and Fury fans tell us when we got the Lowe-Ball undercard?
    "Who is paying to see the undercard?"
    Seems Hearn had his ears open and is giving the fans what they want...

    a race to the bottom :duh
  10. kobashi

    kobashi Well-Known Member Full Member

    Jan 2, 2010
    That's fair enough but poor undercards like this one seems to be looking kinda makes him lose credibility when he talks about how other promoters undercards are weak compared to matchroom ppv shows like he did with Khan vs Brook for example.

    He can't continue to go back to past ppv undercards to legitimise his point. He is fairly being judged on current shows and this ppv undercard looks diabolical
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  11. Wig

    Wig Boxing Addict Full Member

    May 31, 2010
    This weird obsessive behaviour around investigating another man's potential net worth is fascinating to observe. Females might engage in this type of behaviour whilst in heat and searching for a mate to rear children with, but this? I have no idea what this is about but it is apparently a popular pastime among more than a few people on this board. Remarkable.
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  12. kobashi

    kobashi Well-Known Member Full Member

    Jan 2, 2010
    If the AJ fight is on Sky don't we need confirmation soon. Pretty sure sky would be wanting to start the promotion for ppv considering we about a month away from the fight.
  13. alpo1

    alpo1 #TeamShanny Full Member

    Dec 10, 2005
    Hearn Jnr started this culture.
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  14. nurological

    nurological Boxing Addict Full Member

    May 25, 2012
    Oh shut up, if this was a quality undercard you would be on here licking Hearns arris
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    BEATDOWNZ Boxing Addict Full Member

    Nov 30, 2014
    Wilder dropped the ball by ducking AJ. His career is in tatters because of it.
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