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Boxing Thread

Discussion in 'Sports Forum' started by cricket_icon, May 8, 2011.

  1. zimrahil Administrator

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    BBC stopped showing boxing like all other sports, couldn’t afford it :noway

    Why did HBO drop it, did they say? Can see Eddie Hearn becoming the main promoter in boxing if not already ?
     
  2. El Loco Staff Member

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    Don't think they've officially said why but it's probably because they've been overtaken by Showtime lately and started charging PPV for fights that they otherwise wouldn't have when they were at their peak, causing them to lose viewership. Also Top Rank decided to move to ESPN last year which dealt them a major blow. Shame really because they've given us so many iconic moments.

    Yup he's coming close to being on a level with the likes of Bob Arum and Don King now I think. He's going to be controlling a significant portion of the sport soon.
     
  3. zimrahil Administrator

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    Like everything in life, money dictates everything. Never heard of Top Rank, are they major player ?

    So Don King is still alive :p and promoting boxing. Who’s in his stable?
     
  4. El Loco Staff Member

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    Yup they are. I think Bob Arum has been around even longer than Don King and they've been rivals for nearly half a century. The precursor to Top Rank was actually founded by Muhammad Ali.

    King seems to be on the fringes nowadays. Last fighter I saw him promote was Bermane Stiverne, the guy who Wilder beat to get his world title.
     
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  5. Till Valhalla ICC Board Member

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    They are throwing some good money. WWE is being paid millions to do shows there.
     
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    Fury is carrying the promotion for this for sure :p
     

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