Sky sign deal with Top Rank

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

  1. Safin

    Safin Well-Known Member Full Member

    Aug 3, 2019
    Why wait for Sky to put them up when they're already up well before that?
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  2. dryzer

    dryzer Active Member Full Member

    Sep 12, 2017
    from WBN:

    Here’s what we know so far:

    • Top Rank will broadcast at least 18 shows per year on Sky Sports.
    • Sky will appoint a replacement UK promoter in Eddie Hearn’s absence.
    • Top Rank will stage UK shows and sign more UK fighters.
    • Shows will get broadcast at regular UK hours except for Top Rank USA events.
    • Top Rank’s biggest stars will participate, except for Tyson Fury.
    • Top Rank events will be eligible for Sky Sports Box Office.
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  3. chrisfinch

    chrisfinch Boxing Addict Full Member

    Mar 21, 2009
    Course they will. :smash2:
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  4. Jurgen

    Jurgen Pay Per Pudding Advisor Full Member

    Sep 30, 2016
    Was looking good until the final line.

    Looks simply like Sly Sports Pay per Puddings FC with different players next season.
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  5. Smudge_

    Smudge_ Teak tough Full Member

    Jan 23, 2018
    Sometimes yes, sometimes not.
  6. Holler

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

    Mar 12, 2018
    I'm rooting for the rags to riches story of Mick Hennesy finally reaching the heights of a decent broadcasting linkup, though I'd miss those C5 nights.
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  7. Wizbit1013

    Wizbit1013 The Original 101.3 Full Member

    Mar 17, 2018
    If that's the case, quite possibly
  8. rezzer

    rezzer Active Member Full Member

    Feb 11, 2009
    It's not being sold off, they've just renewed the premier league rights. They are looking for a broadcast partner to share rights, with a possibility of selling the whole thing.
  9. Scissors

    Scissors Posts are sponsored by Matchroom Full Member

    Feb 11, 2018
  10. Holler

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

    Mar 12, 2018
    This deal could work well for both parties. Obviously it's boxing content for Sky who have just lost MR. Top Rank however have Taylor and Fury, maybe some others down the line (Eubank JR?). Exposure on Sky lets them maintain UK exposure for their fighters and keep them relevant for potential PPV fights further down the line, where Sky Box Office is an established platform to target the UK market.

    Maybe it's also a tactical move from Top Rank. Eddie's DAZN tank is parked on their lawn, now they've ensured he doesn't get to keep his home market free from external predators.
  11. Boxing Gloves

    Boxing Gloves Well-Known Member Full Member

    Jul 19, 2004
    Arum building a UK stable will be like when Haymon was going to create a UK stable for shows on ITV.
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  12. Skyver

    Skyver Active Member Full Member

    Apr 29, 2015
    Very much a tactical move by arum/top rank.its going to be tough for Hearn and dazn.arum and haymon will be willing to do anything to keep them in their place.they have got it in for fast Eddie!
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  13. Jurgen

    Jurgen Pay Per Pudding Advisor Full Member

    Sep 30, 2016
    Not convinced Eh Day made the right move to DAZN but if anyone can, the Shandy Man can.
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  14. I Shot JR

    I Shot JR Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Feb 17, 2012
    Sky have also inked a deal with BOXXER. Seems from the press release they aren’t thinking of adding any more promoters on an exclusive basis in the short term.

    Sky have moved quickly in fairness to them.
  15. Wakmo

    Wakmo New Member banned Full Member

    They've had to. They're clearly worried about losing boxing subsribers