1. Boxfan

    Boxfan Well-Known Member

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    How does anybody know how his face will hold up? He's had operations on both sides. Because of this his next fight has got to be a testing the water one surely? If the board was doing its job properly I wouldn't be surprised if they stopped him boxing at all. So the first one back I would have thought would have been somebody who can't punch at all and who he'd be expected to blow away early. That rules out Theophane AND Eggington.
    I just don't understand him wanting to box again. Doesnt strike me as somebody who actually likes training,OR boxing very much for that matter. No matter what anybody says he's been at the very pinnacle of a boxers career and the way it looks now the first time he boxes a world class man he will lose.probably inside the distance. 3 losses would look a lot worse than the 2. And surely he doesn't need the money?
     
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    Garbage match up. On the card of Haye/Bellew I assume.
     
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    This. Eddie Hearn contacted them about Josh Kelly, not about Brook
     
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    Doesn't say anything about PPV on that link, in fact it doesn't even mention an opponent
     
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    They don't have a certain amount of PPVs planned a year. They do them as and when. And I'd say they haven't put on a PPV in a while with absolutely no merit to be on PPV (like ITV have), even if it's a shit fight.

    And there isn't a single credible source who have said Brook's next fight will be on PPV
     
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    He loves the sport. Even when he’s not got fights lined up he’ll go on training camps with the rest of the gym to the Canaries. Helps with the young lads in the gym.

    He’s in Montreal now training every day with Ingle & Galahad whilst Saunders gets ready for the Lemieux fight & this is with no fight lines up for at least 4 months.

    I think people confuse him been a fat twat outside of training camps with him not liking the sport.
     
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    They absolutely 100% try to hit a number every year.

    It's obvious the way they have matchmade.
     
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    But the 31-year-old will return at the Sheffield Arena on March 3, with the fight likely to be screened exclusively live on Sky Sports Box Office.

    Blind? I was just guessing an opponent that would be PPV worthy
     
  9. UK fight fan

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    OK, so what number are they aiming for in 2018? Have they hit the targets for 2017? I'd guess not being that Brook lost and got injured, DeGale-Smith fell through, then the winner of that would have been out again, they didn't get Canelo-GGG, and Haye & Bellew didn't happen. So add that onto the 5 they've done, what is it 9 PPVs a year? Some years they've only done 2 or 3.

    They try and make PPV fights as possible provided they have the fights without over saturating the market, but if they don't have the fights or the fighters then they can't do the PPVs. They know circumstances happen in boxing and you can't be naive enough to say we need to do x number of PPV in a year.
     
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    Guess I must be, lol. Still don't think it'll end up on PPV. If he's fighting Eggignton as rumoured, I think it may be because Brook still hasn't fully committed to moving up, You see an interview with Hearn he's 100% he's moving up, but Brook and his trainers aren't so sure, and the reality is, it is up to them, not Hearn. The bigger fights are still at 147 for now, and you know there is no way Amir Khan would even entertain the idea of not weight handicapping Brook.
     
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    I thought it was established they aim for 6 a year?
     
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    If Hearn was reluctant to go PPV with Whyte/Chisora then there’s no chance he does it with Brook/Eggington
     
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    And that number is as many as fucking possible, let's face it.
     
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    He did say some years ago he wanted to retire with around 10 Million in his account...He has not earned anywhere near that.
    A tune up to test the waters the problem is he and his entire crew likes of Jonny Nelson, Dave Coldwell, have stated he dont need a tuneup and he is ready and willing to fight Khan and have slated Khan for stating he needs a tuneup.

    So If you dont need a tuneup to fight Khan, then why not fight someone in the top ten at Junior Middleweight.?
     
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    Yes maybe Im one of those A Force. I didn't think he would be the type to go and just help in the gym. If so good on him.
     
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    I would have still said it was wise to have a tune up. Khan as you say has been saying he is going to have one. Lets see who he actually DOES fight. I suppose after GGG and Spence,the likes of Theophane and Sam are massive step downs and qualify for tune ups. I don't see him talking too much notice of Dave Caldwell and Johnny,who have nothing to do with him now,but I don't think it would be wise to take a fight with a big punching US light middle.
    Ive just got a feeling its all about a Khan fight. Once he comes out the jungle hell have lost a bit of weight. Wouldn't be surprised if a match was made for November/December 2018 when they've both had a fight against a lesser opponent.
     
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    The likes Of Coldwell, Nelson, Atif Shafiq, Gamal Yafai, Bj Saunders., all mates of his and trying to help him secure a big paycheck before retiring. I very much doubt there comments have been made without Brooks knowledge. He has failed to goad Khan into a fight so now try and get all his mates to create Social media pressure and goad Khan into a fight.
     
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    I would guess Sky aim for 4-6 per year. Theyve done four this year but had one cancelled and Brook lost and was unable to fight again.

    They basically have two sown up with AJ and then hope they can put together some kind of PPV card featuring Haye, Bellew and Brook. Only problem is they can run thin and injuroess and Bellew and Brook need a good world level opponent or really stack a card.

    The PPV model has been worse for normal shows as its tended to pillage any decent fights from that platform. Even guys like Whyte, Quigg, Chisora etc tend to be PPV undwrcard fighters most of the time now.
     
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    Let's have it right, the "free" shows have been nothing short of abysmal this year. But at least we have got to watch The Sauce knockover some no-hopers. #OutTheCage
     
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