View Full Version : Is boxing coming to the beeb?


oldhammad
06-27-2009, 04:56 PM
I was just watching BBc HD, adn an advert about the HD of it came on, telling me how sport is better in HD. What caught my eye was a clip of a boxing banging his gloves together (it was showing different clips of things like athletics) and it made me wonder if its comign back after the Harrison debacle. Anyone know what is going on?

TysonFury_ATG
06-27-2009, 06:07 PM
Doubt it, would be good if BBC picked up David Haye's fights though. At least then we wouldn't have 30-45 seconds of adverts inbetween rounds.

The_Visitation
06-27-2009, 07:57 PM
They certainly wouldn't do it on something like the Harrison model which was, of course, a total disaster even when Fraudley was still winning. In retrospect, though, I think it was just because whoever at the Beeb decided to sign that contract just knew nothing about boxing. I see no reason at all why they couldn't show it on a fight by fight basis, but the problem is finding the fights. Anything too big and Sky will always outbid them, but anything not big enough and nobody (in Beeb terms) would watch.

FreshPrince
06-27-2009, 09:17 PM
I'd love to see them sign a deal with Khan. He'd get well over 10 million viewers per fight.

Haye should just go to Sky.

Davros?
06-28-2009, 04:29 AM
Haye has links with BBC already, his early fights were shown on there it would be good if he did sign up with them but i have heard his possible fight with Vitali will most likely be on Sky.

ophqui
06-28-2009, 06:31 AM
i honestly doubt it, boxing will have to end up somewhere though, with ITV and setanta out of the picture, i dont know if maybe eurosport will start to pick up some of the slack? i just cant see where frank warrens going to go

Savino
06-28-2009, 07:48 AM
My best bet is that ESPN or Sky will pick it up. bringbackbunce.net already been sending emails non-stop to ESPN to try get Steve and Andy on there channel to cover Boxing.

Davros?
07-06-2009, 08:37 AM
Well according to Haye's team they have offered the BBC the Haye Klitscko fight but it looks like they will reject it. Some of the sport on the BBC these days is junk so they turn down the chance to show a heavyweight title fight???

Rocky...
07-06-2009, 09:06 AM
Haye offered the fight to bbc for less money than sky sports were offering, and bbc knocked it back.

Fcuk them, boxing is dead man, all them channels fighting over UFC, and nobody wants to pick up boxing.

liam_48@msn.com
07-06-2009, 01:26 PM
Haye offered the fight to bbc for less money than sky sports were offering, and bbc knocked it back.

Fcuk them, boxing is dead man, all them channels fighting over UFC, and nobody wants to pick up boxing.

Maybe there are lots of channels fighting for UFC but m8, have you seen who is fighting for the ufc? Virgin, Bravo, Eurosport, Nuts T.V lol they must have average viewing figures of like 10,000 people. Boxing will be back on Sky for a couple of years, the deal has already been signed and sky's coverage will start in September. Boxing will never die unless the human race dies, as there will always be a guilty pleasure in seeing two men box.

The RealDeal
07-06-2009, 07:31 PM
Sky is a fukin joke, too busy shagging and over promoting football as well as throwing their biased broadcasting of the stuff they only have contracts for, I fukin hate them with a passion and won't pay them cunts a penny for any fight not even if its favourite of mine.


Cunts can eat ****e and die for all I care.


Haye knows that himself hence the reason he tried to take it to the BBC but they are cunts as well, our only real hope is ITV Sports and they seem to be acting the fool by canceling Boxing after years of doing a good service.

I'm pretty much pissed off with it all now and don't even care anymore.


Long Live the King, Long Live Setanta !

Lucky Charms
07-07-2009, 02:04 AM
Props to Haye for talking to BBC. More props if he kicks the executive in the head and makes him broadcast the fight.

JmtRyan
07-07-2009, 03:11 PM
It would be truely awesome if it was to be shown live on BBC1.

oldhammad
07-07-2009, 04:18 PM
Hope it happens lads; could be the start of something great!

PittyPat
07-07-2009, 07:38 PM
See the thing is, I would gladly pay the licence fee without any complaint if they showed world-level boxing regularly for free like in the old days. But since they're more intent on showing Jonathan Ross and EastEnders, not to mention filling the bloated bank balances of said "stars", they really can **** off with their fees as far as I'm concerned.

Licence fee to pay boxers for their blood and guts = great
Licence fee to pay actors doing naff all = just die

Leakbeak
07-09-2009, 06:03 PM
Doubt it, would be good if BBC picked up David Haye's fights though. At least then we wouldn't have 30-45 seconds of adverts inbetween rounds.

Yeah but they might miss out two rounds like they did when Vargas fought Dela Hoya or show it the following day as they did with Pacman V Barrera 1. I'd rather have ads between rounds than missing rounds tbh