WBSS Issues

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  1. TBC-ASAP

    TBC-ASAP Active Member Full Member

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    Hardly surprising this, attracted no interest on UK/German TV deals this season. Suggesting the UK PPV numbers were poor.

    Not sure how they could recoup costs with no TV revenue.

    Is a shame as it is a great concept.
     
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  2. nurological

    nurological Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Boxing always shoots itself in the foot! I love the WBSS
     
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  3. EX7EY

    EX7EY YDKSAB Full Member

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    A massive shame but in all honesty it's hardly surprising.

    Needed a massive broadcaster on board with a ready to go fan base... Aka sky.
     
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  4. Smudge_

    Smudge_ We've got...NETBALL Full Member

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    This is worrying. Please don't die WBSS.
     
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    lewis gassed The Bronze Dosser Full Member

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  6. Accurate

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  7. I Shot JR

    I Shot JR Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Crazy that they have turned down half decent TV money from one broadcaster in particular if these reports are correct.
     
  8. alpo1

    alpo1 Active Member Full Member

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    they should have just hosted them all in the rich gulf countries like qatar, dubai, abu dhabi, saudi and kuwait.
     
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  9. Trafford

    Trafford Member Full Member

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    Anyone know what the purses were in each round? as were they not paying through the roof also? Should have got all of the fights on maistream TV in most of the World then once the concept takes off negotiate higher TV contracts.
     
  10. TBC-ASAP

    TBC-ASAP Active Member Full Member

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    Winner of each tournement for Season I got $10,000,000 I think. Given Season II has got the Cruisers again, cannot imagine the winner will command that much? But must be arounf $65m?
     
  11. Snowy1989

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    They are insane figures. Wonder how much like the likes of Jamie Cox received in the quarters?

    The writing was on the wall when they refused to sell the rights individually for fights.
     
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  12. Skelly

    Skelly New Member Full Member

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    Apparently last series each fighter got £2 mill to enter (first fight)
     
  13. Snowy1989

    Snowy1989 Member Full Member

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    Jesus Christ
     
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  14. TBC-ASAP

    TBC-ASAP Active Member Full Member

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    That is madness, no idea what ticket sales have been in other countries?
     
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    Hattonmad Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I struggled to put the numbers together for the previous supermiddle/cruiser tournaments myself. A big shame but I'm not surprised.
     

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