Sky sign deal with Top Rank

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

  1. Smudge_

    Smudge_ Teak tough Full Member

    Jan 23, 2018
    Happy about this. Sky usually put the fights they show up on their YouTube channel within the next day or two of them happening, so even the fights that aren't worth staying up for, should be available to watch on a good stream without waiting long.
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  2. Furey

    Furey EST & REG 2009 Full Member

    Oct 18, 2009
    Frank is with BT

    Perhaps MTK shows will now end up on SKY ?
  3. syldave

    syldave Member Full Member

    Apr 11, 2011
    I would be shocked if they would go near MTK, Sky as a whole’s main priority is now preaching PC nonsense while constantly telling you your racist.
  4. chrisfinch

    chrisfinch Boxing Addict Full Member

    Mar 21, 2009
    No sport is better at brushing things under the carpet and forgetting they don’t exist than boxing.

    All it will take is a few months of quiet, a bit of a rebrand, a well known trusted face/stooge at the helm and nobody will bat an eyelid if the ‘new’ MTK signs a deal with a mainstream broadcaster like Sky.
  5. KermitTheFrog

    KermitTheFrog Swinging on Hearn’s nuts Full Member

    Sep 5, 2012
    Exactly. There’s a reason why Sky all but gave up acquiring these American fight nights. Reeks of a desperation move to stop boxing fans cancelling after the Matchroom announcement.
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  6. rezzer

    rezzer Active Member Full Member

    Feb 11, 2009
    Its definitely this but what's wrong with more boxing on tv. I think it's great news.
  7. kobashi

    kobashi Well-Known Member Full Member

    Jan 2, 2010
    Confused why people on twitter seem unhappy about this.

    Yes it's 5am. We live in a world where it's simple to record and watch Sunday morning. More fights is not hurting anyone
  8. KermitTheFrog

    KermitTheFrog Swinging on Hearn’s nuts Full Member

    Sep 5, 2012
    Would’ve replied sooner but have been trying to locate the post where I said it was bad news.
  9. Holler

    Holler Doesn't appear to be a paid matchroom PR shill Full Member

    Mar 12, 2018
    They may not have the rights to do that though. Anything they've filmed themselves is their call, if they're showing Top Rank's content they may not be able to sling it on their YT channel.
  10. Gatekeeper

    Gatekeeper Well-Known Member Full Member

    Oct 18, 2009
    Exactly. It's why most Sky boxes have a record option, now I can watch the big fights on a proper big screen TV either live or recorded rather than on an inferior laptop.
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  11. Smudge_

    Smudge_ Teak tough Full Member

    Jan 23, 2018
    Aye, you might be right but I hope you're not!
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  12. Noel857

    Noel857 I Am Duran Full Member

    Mar 24, 2019
    This news has made my day looking forward to some great fights
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  13. UKboxingfan

    UKboxingfan Well-Known Member Full Member

    Nov 28, 2018
    Lol so so true.
  14. Wizbit1013

    Wizbit1013 The Original 101.3 Full Member

    Mar 17, 2018
    SKY must have had palns for a while now as its been common knowledge that Matchroom were leaving

    I think this Top Rank deal and maybe a sauerland deal will fill the gap
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  15. TBC-ASAP

    TBC-ASAP Boxing Addict Full Member

    Sep 7, 2017
    BT Sports is ending/being sold off. So Frank slots back in at Sky?