Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by nurological, Mar 2, 2021.
ESPN have the gig according to Taylors FB page.
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Surley that's America though?
To be honest, I'm not 100% sure if you can access ESPN via SKY or not.
Are ESPN historically linked up with any UK TV network?
He seems to know his stuff. Those BT videos were very cringy but the advice he gave was technically correct. Billy Joe obviously didn’t look great when Davidson was in his corner (which was the first a lot of us had seen of Ben) but perhaps some of that was Billy Joe as he’s known for coasting when he’s boxing someone below his standard.
He’s quite a cautious, technical trainer so it’ll be interesting how he does with a more aggressive boxer. I certainly think he’s a good trainer but how good i’m not quite sure yet - despite having Fury and Taylor I would say the jury is still out.
Im not sure to be honest, I imagine its a highest bidder situation.
I doubt there's a lot of money in the Sky or BT budgets for fights outside of their own stables. I don't think Josh will drive a lot of new sign ups because they likely already have a lot of the boxing fans between them.
If the price isn't too high maybe ITV could dip their toe back in?
Given BT had Taylor on last time and has a Top Rank relationship I’d assume they’ll show it. They also have interest in the winner as Jack Catterall is WBO mandatory and will definitely fight for the belt next, presumably against the winner. That’ll definitely be on BT so they have a vested interest in the fight.
Brilliant that this has finally been confirmed. Josh Taylor is a superb fighter and to be fighting for the undisputed title inside 18 fights is an incredible achievement as just reiterates was a talent he is.
Seeing some of the comments on Ben Davison
I'm also not fully sold and like someone said, I hope he doesn't make Taylor more cautious. I'd like to think he wouldn't as Taylor does have a bit of spite about him.
When we've seen Ben on BT Sport and in other interviews where he has been asked to analyse / break fights down I've been impressed with him and you can tell he is knowledgeable.
However his corner work for Billy Joe v Akavov leaved a lot to be desired and whilst he did a brilliant job in helping get Tyson back from depression and fighting fit again (which he deserves huge credit for).... John Fury's comments after the Wallin fight do sit with me where he tore into Davison and the training team and effectively pushed for Tyson to step away and work with Sugar Hill.
Then when we did see Tyson against Wilder in the rematch he was far more aggressive and assertive. So again, really hope Davison doesn't make Taylor work off the back foot more and become more cautious because it will regress him as a fighter.
Bob Arum has said this fight is available to a UK broadcaster at a substantial fee. If not they will put it on PPV.
It is a brilliant fight, but even at midnight in the UK, how many PPV buys is this doing? Minimal I would guess especially if sold via Fite TV as a PPV?
The jocks would tune in wouldn’t they?
Not sure how many? Especially with it being via FITE TV I would guess
You have to give Taylor so much credit. In an era full of duckers and A side B side nonsense he has gone about his business, took the best fights and now look at him. Truly talented boxers don't need to hide behind promoters and purse splits.
Big and credible fight. Is it ppv outside of hardcore boxing fans though?
I'll be very surprised if it's not on BT