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

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

  1. Furey

    Furey EST & REG 2009 Full Member

    Oct 18, 2009
    What a ****ing ridiculous thing for SKY to say.....

    Eggington has the most fan friendly style around - his fights always provides value for money.
  2. Walther P99

    Walther P99 New Member banned Full Member

    Nov 13, 2023
    It's hard to believe they actually said this, considering Eggington couldn't be any more exciting. He's one of the most exciting fighters to watch in the world right now.

    It's probably that he's not woke enough for Boxxer. Boxxer is the most woke boxing promotion I've ever seen, as well as being the worst promoter ever. Eggington doesn't look like a member of JLS and isn't female = probably the reason.
  3. Bob Flaps

    Bob Flaps Well-Known Member Full Member

    Mar 30, 2019
    This is exactly it. He's an exciting boxer who's pretty dull and looks like one of the Bash Street Kids.

    Compare to someone like Frazer Clarke - unfailingly polite, will turn up and do interviews in the right places and say the right things, act as a pundit when he's not in the ring, etc. That's what Sky wants now.
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  4. Puroresu_Fan

    Puroresu_Fan Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Apr 6, 2016
    Without seeing them how do you know they are black?
  5. Wig

    Wig Boxing Addict Full Member

    May 31, 2010
    Bit racist, mate.
  6. Wig

    Wig Boxing Addict Full Member

    May 31, 2010
    Didn’t EGGington go toe to toe with shot Paulie Malignaggi? That was entertaining if I’m remembering it correctly
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  7. Here's Johnny

    Here's Johnny Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jan 18, 2015
    Easy to tell.
  8. Here's Johnny

    Here's Johnny Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jan 18, 2015
    He walked through him and beat him up from my memory. Might have been closer than what I remember though.
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  9. iamthegreatest

    iamthegreatest Active Member Full Member

    May 4, 2020
    Ridiculous. Anyone that says that knows nothing about boxing. Sam Eggington is as entertaining as you get.
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  10. ashishwarrior

    ashishwarrior VIP Member Full Member

    Apr 19, 2010
    You dont know what you're ****ing on about
  11. lefthook82

    lefthook82 Boxing Addict Full Member

    May 1, 2009
    From the same guys who wanted to make Okorie the face of Sky Sports Boxing.

    I bet Sam can sell more tickets than Okolie as well. Throw Buatsi into that also
  12. im sparticus

    im sparticus There Ye Go. Full Member

    May 16, 2010
    Unfortunately for all us on & bottom, its all about the above post.
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  13. Holler

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

    Mar 12, 2018
    It is difficult to believe, in fact I wondered if it was his management trying to drum up some talk around him, perhaps to illlustrate the level of interest?

    This however:

    does have a grim ring of truth about it.

    Quick Sam, get on Twitter and announce you're transitioning. 2 minute rounds will lengthen your career and there's belts to be had!
  14. LeavemealoneKoooogs

    LeavemealoneKoooogs A cacophony of noise! Full Member

    Apr 30, 2021
    It was one sided apart from one burst from Paulie at the end of a round where he landed about 6 flush on the Egg who just laughed, as a fan I remember finding that very un-friendly viewing and sat patiently for Okolie to come on.
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  15. Ding ding ding!

    Ding ding ding! Member Full Member

    Jun 26, 2022
    This is beyond perplexing. Fear that the days of boxing on Sky could well be numbered if this is the way they're going and the sort of people they have involved.