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Team Khan on Sky Sports Split, Sky Says No To Bradley

Saj Mohamed, a member of Amir Khan's team and one of the boxer's closest friends, disclosed some of the details regarding the behind the scenes turmoil with Sky Sports. Khan's upcoming fight with Paul McCloskey, which is scheduled for Saturday at the MEN Arena in Manchester, was originally going to carried by Sky Sports Pay-Per-View. After numerous issues with the undercard, the network dropped Khan-McCloskey from their pay-per-view arm and reshuffled the fight to Sky Sports 3.

BoxingScene.com's Terry Dooley broke the story several days ago, that Khan's fight with McCloskey was going to bounce from Sky Sports and land on Primetime, which is a smaller pay-per-view outlet. The move to Primetime was later confirmed by Team Khan. The relationship between Khan and Sky Sports is now very strained, as Mohamed says the network is no longer interested in televising a possible 140-pound unification between Khan and WBO/WBC champion Timothy Bradley.

Saj Mohamed said - "[I'm] glad the fight is not on Sky Sports 3; it will be shown on pay-per-view on Primetime channel 480 on Sky. Sky Sports were only offering 100k - a million pound loss we were willing to take but Sky Sports 3? [We] tried getting it on ITV but they've got the football on. We were willing to accept 100k for Sky Sports 1, but Sky said no. Most people out there don't even have Sky Sports 3, you have to subscribe to Sky Sports to get it."

"We had great times with Sky, but since the Haye-Harrison fight, they want to dictate full shows and undercards, and if fighters pull out there is not much that we can do. Amir Khan is a pay-per-view fighter. Sky is showing Degale vs. Groves on pay-per-view - why not Khan - and Sky said they are not interested in the Bradley fight too."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Fix on 04-12-2011

[QUOTE=cklmaced;10360217]Khan doesn't have much drawing power if he did he would have sold more than 50 ppvs. Secondly the Bradley fight won't be that big in the UK its not like Bradley is a huge star like Mayweather. Sky MADE…

Comment by CharliesRecords on 04-12-2011

[quote=shade darkar;10364463]amir khan is a ppv fighter????? not sure about that, and mccloskey certainly is not a ppv fighter so what the fcuk is this stupid asian cowboy goin on about!!! [B]maybe he should stick to being a taxi driver[/B].[/quote]…

Comment by ding-ding on 04-12-2011

[QUOTE=J Dubb II 330;10359358]sky sports buys HBO and showtime ppvs, and if they don't England can't view[/QUOTE] in a nutshell that's pretty much how it is, some of the super six fights have been on Primetime over here n all!…

Comment by wazaa. on 04-12-2011

[QUOTE=shade darkar;10364463]amir khan is a ppv fighter????? not sure about that, and mccloskey certainly is not a ppv fighter so what the fcuk is this stupid asian cowboy goin on about!!! maybe he should stick to being a taxi driver.[/QUOTE]…

Comment by wazaa. on 04-12-2011

[QUOTE=SpitBalla;10364519]BoxingScene just reported it has nothing to do with PPV sales you shameful idiot. How dumb and retarded are the people on this forum? Is English not your first language or are you typing this from a school for the…

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