Would be interesting to see whose brand is number 1 in Britain, by the end of 2023!

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  1. Wizbit1013

    Wizbit1013 The Original 101.3 Full Member

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    There was 4 TV channels then

    Only Sports fans watch AJ lol, Mark put a red nose on you nincompoop
     
  2. Big Lou dog

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    Anyone willing to buy a PPV for a boxing show is a sports fan by default. I doubt there’s many people who have no interest in any sport whatsoever but are paying £25 for a PPV when AJ fights.
     
  3. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    That`s the point I`m trying to make, I don`t think AJ is that huge a star despite getting a lot of press attention.
     
  4. Wizbit1013

    Wizbit1013 The Original 101.3 Full Member

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    Well id say sponsors might just argue that
     
  5. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Fair enough still don`t think he`ll ever be a megastar.
     
  6. Wizbit1013

    Wizbit1013 The Original 101.3 Full Member

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    I'm hardly his biggest fan but id say he already is

    Whats you definition of megastar in boxing?
     
  7. mark ant

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    Bruno in the 80`s and 90`s, Benn v Eubank 2 drawing 15 million viewers, Benn v McClellan drawing 17 million viewers.
     
  8. Wizbit1013

    Wizbit1013 The Original 101.3 Full Member

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    Again, thats massively down to how much viewing habbits have changed over the years

    Im Benns biggest fan but dont even try tell me he was a megastar
     
  9. Big Lou dog

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    AJ is a megastar without doubt. He wouldn’t be able to walk down any street/ go for a pint in any pub in the country without being absolutely mobbed.
     
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  10. mark ant

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    Benn was wildly popular in Britain, his fight with Watson was iconic, the problem was that he lost that fight which set his career back, he then went to America and stopped Dewitt and Barkley, both fights were on ITV, his first fight with Eubank started their iconic feud, however he lost that too, the McClellan fight sent Benn`s popularity threw the roof.
     
  11. Wizbit1013

    Wizbit1013 The Original 101.3 Full Member

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    He wasn't a megastar however
     
  12. kevin-novice

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    And it was a draw
     
  13. Boxing Gloves

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    Kinda feel like he already is, he sells out Wembley against his mandatories, no one else is capable of that. He consistently does 1 million or thereabouts on ppv, heads marketing campaigns with Lucozade, Lynx, Under Armour and Beats, how his own Hugo Boss clothing range, he had the Saudis paying hundreds of millions to secure his fight, he appears on prime time talk shows, I'd say he is every bit the mega star. Not sure how badly that's been damaged with his recent loss but his brand is huge!
     
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  14. Bob Flaps

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    Frank Bruno. Unchallenged since the 80s.
     
  15. Bob Flaps

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    I remember being in a bar in Magaluf listening to the Benn-McClellan fight on radio because there was no easy way to get it on TV. The place was absolutely mobbed and the atmosphere the best I’ve experienced with boxing by a distance.

    That’s casual fan drawing power.
     
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