Sunday fight night

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by davidjay, May 12, 2024.

  1. davidjay

    davidjay Well-Known Member Full Member

    Feb 23, 2009
    How many times can you remember a big British promotion on a Sunday? From memory I can recall Benn v Watson and I also think Tony Sibson v Frank Tate was on a Sunday. Any more?
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  2. CutThroatFade

    CutThroatFade Rangers FC Full Member

    May 25, 2015
    Makabu v Bellew was a Sunday night. If a remember correctly there was a bank holiday on the Monday so it was a pretty good night for it. They should do it more often on Sundays where there’s a bank holiday the next day. There’s always a football fixture on the Sunday late afternoon around 4pm so it would feed quite nicely into a boxing card to capitalise on the casual sports viewers.
  3. Mark Anthony

    Mark Anthony He`s a masterbaiter Full Member

    May 17, 2023
    Benn v Watson was only for the commonwealth title though, both fighters got bigger TV ratings for their eventual world title fights.
  4. Noel857

    Noel857 I Am Duran Full Member

    Mar 24, 2019
    Not sure but have a memory of watching the Jim McDonnell v Azumah Nelson fight on a sunday night
  5. ryanm8655

    ryanm8655 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Oct 23, 2008
    Not the biggest fight but big domestically - Clarke Wardley was a Sunday was it not?
  6. rezzer

    rezzer Active Member Full Member

    Feb 11, 2009
    Eubank v Benn 1. Jim McDonnell v Azumha Nelson both ITV. At least one Lloyd Honeyghan world title fight BBC. Several early Lennox Lewis fights on ITV and his fight with Justin Fortune in Dublin on Sky. Great days, huge ratings and boxers were household numbers. The top ten sporting tv audiences regularly had 8/10 being fights.
  7. SnoopyboyM

    SnoopyboyM Active Member Full Member

    Jan 26, 2010
    Was Witherspoon vs Bruno a Sunday ?
  8. anjawnaymiz

    anjawnaymiz Can we get Ivan Dychko some momentum Full Member

    Sep 6, 2008
    Okolie had a couple not so long ago
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  9. pow

    pow Boxing Addict Full Member

    Apr 26, 2014
    Billam Smith v Masternak was Sunday night