Sky sign deal with Top Rank

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by Scissors, Jun 8, 2021.

  1. Scissors

    Scissors Posts are sponsored by Matchroom Full Member

    Feb 11, 2018

    Most fights will be at daft o’clock but will be good for the likes of Josh Taylor.
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  2. destruction

    destruction Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Mar 26, 2009
    This is good news.

    For some reason U.K. promoters in recent years have greatly reduced the quality of opponent for the home fighter. We see very few opponents now even with a winning record on cards. The number of 50/50 exciting fights is very rare.

    For some reason though the US, Japanese and Mexican promoters to name only three…. are able to put on loads of 50/50 exciting fights. They consistently find decent opponents with decent records to the level of the home fighter.

    Does anyone know why this is? It is bizarre that U.K. promoters have moved down this direction in recent years, as this isn’t a good product.

    At least with Top rank fights being shown we will see more competitive fights, and better opponents facing the home fighter.
  3. BritBox

    BritBox Member Full Member

    Jul 4, 2018
    This deal is only for US events. Any events held in UK shores arum will still co promote with Warren I think

    TBC-ASAP Boxing Addict Full Member

    Sep 7, 2017
    Michael Conlon is fighting in August. Be interesting to see where that lands.
  5. rezzer

    rezzer Active Member Full Member

    Feb 11, 2009
    Maybe it isn't. I'm sure Sky would want Saturday Fight Nights featuring Josh Taylor at 10pm as the main part of the deal. Arum is a businessman first and foremost, and I don't think he'll be worried about his fighters being on Sky Sports particularly now Hearn has gone. I reckon he'll love it.
  6. aaaaa

    aaaaa Member Full Member

    Dec 19, 2020
    Looking forward to watching boxing on Sky again without the Matchroom bias. Hopefully the Top Rank fights are past Adam Smith's bedtime.
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  7. Safin

    Safin Well-Known Member Full Member

    Aug 3, 2019
    Adam Smith might end up flying over to America for the bigger ones. He commentated Wilder Ortiz II (and maybe the first one) in America. Maybe that was just because of the prospect of Joshua-Wilder. I can't imagine that he will be out of the frame.
  8. Trafford

    Trafford Well-Known Member Full Member

    Sep 29, 2018
    Top Ramk currently do not promote in the UK. If it’s a Warren show it will be ok BT. Unless Top Rank enter the market in UK
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  9. nurological

    nurological Boxing Addict Full Member

    May 25, 2012
    Decent for sky subscribes but Top Rank have been awful recentley, now they should get a deal with PBC to secure all the best fights from America.
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  10. aaaaa

    aaaaa Member Full Member

    Dec 19, 2020
    Wouldn't say awful, they have done Loma Lopez and Ramirez Taylor recently, both in-house and basically undisputed fights.
  11. Kennedy

    Kennedy Member Full Member

    Aug 7, 2010
    Fish eyes can’t be happy about this. What if Johnson fights smith Jr in America would that go to sky then or would it block the fight now.
  12. TBC-ASAP

    TBC-ASAP Boxing Addict Full Member

    Sep 7, 2017
    I am assuming they have paid relatively little for the US only content?
  13. I Shot JR

    I Shot JR Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Feb 17, 2012
    I doubt this is costing the earth.

    Sky doing their usual thing of a long term deal could prove tricky for Frank depending on the small print.
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  14. Journey Man

    Journey Man Journeyman always. Full Member

    Aug 22, 2009
    Don’t think this really does anything for Sky, the casual audience won’t be staying up till 5 to watch Loma or anyone else for that matter unless there’s a decent Brit involved.
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  15. bladesman

    bladesman Active Member Full Member

    May 31, 2015
    Was obvious this, and more is coming to sky.