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

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    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

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    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

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    Course they will. :smash2:
     
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  4. Jurgen

    Jurgen Pay Per Pudding Advisor Full Member

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    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

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    Sometimes yes, sometimes not.
     
  6. Holler

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

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    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

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

    rezzer Active Member Full Member

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    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

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  10. Holler

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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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