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 21 
 on: August 24, 2018, 12:51:45 PM 
Started by The Hurricane - Last post by Bonters
PPV is all part of the shift in appeal to the mass audiences, rather than us hard bitten long term fans.  It goes hand in hand with all the hype and general BS which surrounds fights nowadays.  I cannot see it stopping any time soon.  Only way would be for nobody much to buy it, but that's not gonna happen any time soon either.  Just one of the reasons that my passion for the sport has wained, along with a good many others it seems.  However, I am Chicago-bound in Oct for our local fighter, Callum Johnson, to take on that beast Beterbiev.  It would be rude of me not to!   Grin

 22 
 on: August 24, 2018, 09:21:07 AM 
Started by The Hurricane - Last post by The Hurricane
I noticed that the box nation /fw fights on Saturday were only on bt sport so what's that all about

As far as I can work out, all of FW's fighters are on BT Sport now and Box Nation has essentially been taken over by MTK Global.  I did see that BN announced a few more overseas the other day but I'm not sure how long term its future looks.  I did see mention that it was closing its HD channel at the end of this months as well.  My subscription got cancelled when my debit card expired on its payment platform.  I've not re-subscribed and I know few other lads that used to be regulars on here have cancelled in recent weeks also.

 23 
 on: August 23, 2018, 06:25:26 PM 
Started by The Hurricane - Last post by bigbibbs
For me all this ppv is beyond a joke. I have lost almost all interest in boxing now. I can't see me paying for it again ever as even when I do I feel let down.
I would rather just watch it in YouTube the next day or so for free.
The media hardly reports on boxing so it's very easy to avoid results.
It's just like back in the day when it all shifted over to sky in the first place.
Boxing left behind a tonne of fans from terrestrial.
Now ppv and multiple pay services is severing most of the rest.
I noticed that the box nation /fw fights on Saturday were only on bt sport so what's that all about

 24 
 on: August 23, 2018, 02:25:43 PM 
Started by The Hurricane - Last post by Goldenboy87
Iím surprised you think AJ v Povetkin is the most justifiable from that list. Personally Iíd have that as one of the least interesting/worthy just ahead of Frampton v Warrington.

Out of that list, the fights Iíd be happier to PPV would be

GGG v Canelo
Groves v Smith
Fury v Wilder
AJ v Povetkin
Frampton v Warrington

If it was based off the fight alone I would put AJ v Povetkin at the bottom of the list in terms of interest for me. Povetkin struggled to beat Marco Huck and Price so doesn't have a prayer against AJ imo.

I was more making the point of PPV in my mind should be fights as Hearn always bangs on about that grabs the interest of the casual fans who want to pay to watch the fight.

The only 2 fights I can see on that list that would tick that box would be AJ v Povetkin and Fury v Wilder.

Casual fans aint staying up till 4am to pay to watch Canelo v GGG.

 25 
 on: August 22, 2018, 09:35:19 PM 
Started by The Hurricane - Last post by Driscoll
Just got crazy now, pretty much can make anything a Box Office Fight now. Another potential (but wouldnít hold my breath!) is Brook v Khan in December according to Hearn he has reserved Millenium Stadium for a date.

The only 2 fights for me that definitely warrant PPV are AJ v Povetkin just purely based off him having such a high demand and popularity that it just ainít ever gonna change. Also Fury v Wilder due to the size of the event and everything that will come with it.

I could also see Khan v Brook as a definite PPV if it gets made but the other fights just should not be PPV in my opinion but there have been much lesser PPV fights made recently including Whyte v Parker so in that case the other fights probably are PPV.

Obviously the 4am time of the Canelo v GGG fight doesnít make sense to me why that would PPV in the UK.

Iím surprised you think AJ v Povetkin is the most justifiable from that list. Personally Iíd have that as one of the least interesting/worthy just ahead of Frampton v Warrington.

Out of that list, the fights Iíd be happier to PPV would be

GGG v Canelo
Groves v Smith
Fury v Wilder
AJ v Povetkin
Frampton v Warrington

 26 
 on: August 22, 2018, 02:49:53 PM 
Started by The Hurricane - Last post by jaff_no1
Khan vs Brook was a few years ago. Not anymore in my opinion. Its just like making Clev v Bellew 2 a PPV now

 27 
 on: August 22, 2018, 11:06:06 AM 
Started by Goldenboy87 - Last post by Goldenboy87
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 28 
 on: August 22, 2018, 11:01:05 AM 
Started by The Hurricane - Last post by Goldenboy87
It looks like it's going to be an expensive end to the year now that BT Sport Box Office is up and running.  All the below look likely to be on Box Office on one platform or another:

GGG v Canelo 2
AJ v Povetkin
Groves v Smith
Fury v Wilder
Frampton v Warrington

And if Usyk v Bellew gets made I'd anticipate that can be added to the list as well so looks like a good £100 plus in PPV on top of current Sky/BT Sport/BN subscriptions.

Just got crazy now, pretty much can make anything a Box Office Fight now. Another potential (but wouldnít hold my breath!) is Brook v Khan in December according to Hearn he has reserved Millenium Stadium for a date.

The only 2 fights for me that definitely warrant PPV are AJ v Povetkin just purely based off him having such a high demand and popularity that it just ainít ever gonna change. Also Fury v Wilder due to the size of the event and everything that will come with it.

I could also see Khan v Brook as a definite PPV if it gets made but the other fights just should not be PPV in my opinion but there have been much lesser PPV fights made recently including Whyte v Parker so in that case the other fights probably are PPV.

Obviously the 4am time of the Canelo v GGG fight doesnít make sense to me why that would PPV in the UK.

 29 
 on: August 22, 2018, 10:41:22 AM 
Started by The Hurricane - Last post by The Hurricane
It looks like it's going to be an expensive end to the year now that BT Sport Box Office is up and running.  All the below look likely to be on Box Office on one platform or another:

GGG v Canelo 2
AJ v Povetkin
Groves v Smith
Fury v Wilder
Frampton v Warrington

And if Usyk v Bellew gets made I'd anticipate that can be added to the list as well so looks like a good £100 plus in PPV on top of current Sky/BT Sport/BN subscriptions.

 30 
 on: August 21, 2018, 07:43:35 PM 
Started by Red - Last post by Driscoll
I canít see how Bellew has even the slightest chance either but I thought the same against Makabu and both Haye fights.

Donít know what to make of Fury after the fight at the weekend. It was easy enough for him and he got the rounds in but he still doesnít look anywhere near as sharp as he was for the Wlad fight. His footwork has been one of his best attributes but on Saturday looked heavy on the legs and some bad habits creeping in. His right leg was sweeping behind his left in the later rounds and when youíre legs cross like like against a decent fighter if you get caught youíll be on your backside.

I donít know whatís gone on between him and Peter but I think he got the best out of Tyson. This Ben Davison might be a half decent trainer in his own right but Tyson doesnít look the same animal.

I would back a fit and firing Tyson Fury against both Wilder and AJ but Iím not sure heís back to the level he needs to be just yet.

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