Advertisement
Advertisement

Carl Froch Smashes Sky Sports Viewing Records for Boxing

By Terence Dooley

Matchroom’s Eddie Hearn has revealed to Boxingscene that Carl “The Cobra” Froch netted huge TV viewing figures when defeating Lucian Bute at the Nottingham Arena to pick up the IBF super middleweight title on Saturday night.

Froch became a three-time world title-holder and moved to 29-2 (21) courtesy of a dominant fifth-round stoppage of the previously undefeated French Canadian – who is now 30-1 (24) – in front of a raucous crowd and a Sky TV viewing audience that peaked at 668,000 despite the fight taking place in the early hours of Sunday morning here in the U.K.

A delighted Hearn confirmed the news when speaking to Boxingscene over the phone earlier today.  “Carl is without any question Britain’s number one fighter,” said Hearn.  “You simply cannot say otherwise – it is impossible.”

He added: “We’re looking at the viewing figures – Carl’s smashed everything.  Kell Brook did well against Matthew Hatton the other week, but Carl’s taken it to another level.  We’ve just got information from Kantar Media showing a peak of 668,000 [Writer's note: Dan Horlock of TV Sports Markets has reported a BARB peak of 576,500] for a fight late at night, which breaks everything that has gone before.”

Please send news and views to [email protected] or Twitter @Terryboxing.

Tags: Carl Froch image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by IronDanHamza on 05-28-2012

[QUOTE=-Kev-;12181102]Are these PPV buys or just tv viewers who are subscribed to Sky? If it's the latter, then I don't see the big deal at 12AM. Even though it's technically Sunday, that still pretty much part of most people's Saturday…

Comment by Chunk.. on 05-28-2012

[QUOTE=-Kev-;12181102]Are these PPV buys or [B]just tv viewers who are subscribed to Sky?[/B] If it's the latter, then I don't see the big deal at 12AM. Even though it's technically Sunday, that still pretty much part of most people's Saturday…

Comment by -Kev- on 05-28-2012

Are these PPV buys or just tv viewers who are subscribed to Sky? If it's the latter, then I don't see the big deal at 12AM. Even though it's technically Sunday, that still pretty much part of most people's Saturday…

Comment by Mr. Fantastic on 05-28-2012

Good for Froch!!

Comment by Einstien on 05-28-2012

What the Froch!...good job!

Post a Comment/View More User Comments (23)
Top Headlines Flanagan-Mathews: Zolani Tete To Face Jose Santos Gonzalez Sullivan Barrera: My Goal is To Knock Andre Ward Out! Blackwell-Eubank Jr. Set For March 26 At Wembley Garcia: Canelo vs. Khan is Going To Be a Pretty Close Fight Ricky Hatton Discusses Several Emotional Topics on Life, Career Loeffler: We Expect Canelo To Defend Against Golovkin Video: Robert Garcia on Brandon Rios, Canelo-Khan, More Sauerland: Abraham Win Could Make Groves Bout Much Bigger Theophane: Mayweather Will Advise Me on How To Beat Broner Golovkin Keeps The Line Moving in Supremacy Quest at 160 Boxing Priest Makes Boxing Comeback After 20 Years Arum Spoke To HBO About Making Golovkin vs. Ramirez Jorge Linares Injury Puts Zlaticanin Title Fight In Jeopardy Omar Narvaez To Face Jesus Vargas on February 19th Roach Says Gomez, Ramirez on Board To Help Manny Pacquiao Roy Jones Jr. Rejects Retirement Talk, Return is Not Ruled Out Dmitry Kudryashov is Now Training With Joe Goossen Gonzalez, Negrete, Delgado, Gramajo on LA Fight Club, March 4 Loeffler on Working With Haymon Side To Finalize Golovkin-Wade Ward: Barrera Not Stronger, Hasn't Seen This Speed, Conditioning Cletus Seldin Returns To Action on March 5th in Long Island Browne Gets Advice From Larry Holmes For Chagaev Bout Photos: Manny Pacquiao-Timothy Bradley 3 Undercard Presser 50 Cent Erupts, Rips Apart Ungrateful "Sh*thead" Billy Dib Luis Ortiz-Tony Thompson Undercard Information Golovkin-Canelo: Jerry Jones Wants Bout at AT&T Stadium Sanchez Will Have Barrera Ready For Andre Ward's Clinching Ovill McKenzie-Dmytro Kucher Purse Bid Won By Frank Warren Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley: Defying Newton's Laws Golovkin-Wade Title Fight Confirmed For April 23 At The Forum Williams-Matano Title Eliminator Tops March 5 SHO Tripleheader Jason Quigley To Return on March 25th at Fantasy Springs Lightweight Contender Kevin Mitchell Announces Retirement Trash-Talking Lundy Admits Crawford Has ‘Got The Goods’ Sanchez on Facing Andre Ward With Barrera Instead of Golovkin Nielsen-Marghetti Tops March 19 Bill In Copenhagen Daily Bread Mailbag: Canelo vs. Khan, Brook, Kovalev, More Stephen Ormond is Hoping To Raise Irish Spirits Joshua-Martin: Eddie Hearn Hoping To Get The Fight Done Anthony Joshua To Parker: Talk is Cheap Until The Bell Rings
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement