Sky Sports tell Sam Eggington he isn't "FAN-FRIENDLY"

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by DramaShow, Nov 12, 2023.

  1. DramaShow

    DramaShow 19 banned Full Member

    Dec 22, 2020
    This is why he isn't on the Azim vs Petjitjean undercard. Bizzare stuff. Surely Jon Pegg is on the wind-up here.
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  2. Noel857

    Noel857 I Am Duran Full Member

    Mar 24, 2019
    That can`t be right surely?Sam is about as fan friendly as you can get
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  3. im sparticus

    im sparticus There Ye Go. Full Member

    May 16, 2010
    Must be on the wide up.
    Inly other thing I could think of is the old Chinese whispers'
  4. Wizbit1013

    Wizbit1013 Prayed for Shadow,Waste of time,Still a nincompoop Full Member

    Mar 17, 2018
    That's absolutely crazy

    Yet Okolie is? :risas3:

    He is perfect for TV and it annoys me how he isn't booked much these days
  5. iestyn2020

    iestyn2020 Member Full Member

    Jan 27, 2021
    if true then what a bunch of idiots
  6. alpo1

    alpo1 #TeamShanny Full Member

    Dec 10, 2005
    Not roadman enough innit
  7. Here's Johnny

    Here's Johnny Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jan 18, 2015
    Ridiculous. He has to be the most fan friendly going.
    He’s not someone the mandem are into though bruv. The fights are secondary now, it’s about image and a DJ and all the other stuff. White isn’t cool, in the eyes of the powers that be. Simple as. All adverts for sport have a black narration over it now. Used to be a deep voice trying to create tension. Now it’s squeaky, brap brap type of stuff. Don’t get it myself.
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  8. Carl_Frochs_hair

    Carl_Frochs_hair New Member Full Member

    Jun 2, 2022
  9. I Shot JR

    I Shot JR Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Feb 17, 2012
    Get him back on Channel 5!
  10. Gregor1987

    Gregor1987 Well-Known Member Full Member

    Mar 14, 2011
    Great shout!
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  11. davidjay

    davidjay Well-Known Member Full Member

    Feb 23, 2009
    He's the most exciting boxer in the country. If he sold a thousand tickets to football supporters he'd be on TV, no problem.
  12. Inglis_1

    Inglis_1 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Aug 4, 2018
    They must have been upset after he stopped hypejob Joe Pigford.
  13. Oreet Cha!

    Oreet Cha! I know what I like and I like what I know. Full Member

    Jul 18, 2018
    Sam is THE epitome of the "fan friendly fighter".

    Heart on his sleeve and leaves 100% in the ring.
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  14. smoking mirrors

    smoking mirrors Active Member Full Member

    Jan 14, 2023
    what they mean is “doesn’t have a fan-friendly social media profile”
  15. Bfcad

    Bfcad Active Member Full Member

    Dec 10, 2022
    I generally try to defend Shalom and Boxxer as I believe it's imperative to the survival of boxing being mainstream in the UK that whoever is on Sky needs to be doing well, like it or not it is by far the biggest sporting platform in the UK.

    But, if this is true its a shockingly bad move. Maybe he doesn't have a big social media following or what ever it is that ticks the boxes for promoters these days but the reality is that if all under cards had 2 or 3 'Eggington' style trading leather Wars on boxing would be a better sport to follow. We often hear cynically 'its not a sport anymore, its the entertainment industry' maybe, but if so, fighters like this guy are the entertainment that fans want to see as opossed to one sided mismatches protecting up and comers that we get now.

    I say 'but if this is true', it may well be, but I'm also hesitant to be 100% as its also clear as day there is a hatchet job being done on Boxxer & Shalom by certain social media channels who quite clearly are in bed with other promoters.

    Hard to know what to believe at times, but certainly Boxxer don't help themselves sometimes do they!
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