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Plus you need a Sky subscription in the first place. And I doubt commercial venues pay as much over there as they do here. Groves/Froch II was 285+VAT IIRC.

Also: go Josh Warrington, the German crowd must have been confused as fuck hearing chants of "We're Leeds United, we'll never be defeated. And if defeated, we'll kick your fucking heads in" in the middle of a boxing match :lol:

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How much does a Boxing thing cost? If this is the biggest bestest boxing thing ever I might want to watch it

Probably 50 or 60 dollars. Probably not worth the hype but then nothing would be worth this hype.

I just read that it's probably going to cost $90! :o

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I don't follow boxing enough to pay to watch it.

I've always maintained that I'd rather pay money for a WWE PPV than boxing, because often, the Main Event is all that matters, and it could be over in seconds.

Granted, my argument doesn't hold up too well lately, judging by the quality of recent PPV events.

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Carl Frampton defends his Super Bantamweight title against Chris Avalos. It's on ITV, I think around eleven.

and Tyson Fury is in a title eliminator on Box Nation.

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ITV4 has the rest of the card I believe before the main event on ITV.

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Yeah, would have posted about this over the weekend but still have no internet at home. Eubank Jr and Fury both won their title matches, Frampton won in five rounds on the ITV match. Good stuff all round for the Brits.

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In news that will surprise precisely no-one, Sky Sports Box Office is going to show the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight on May 2nd.

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And in case you forget they'll be telling us that fact 425,000,000,000,000,000 times before the fight happens.

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There was a serious gap in class there. Very good job from Brook, but I'll be interested to see who he can get in his next fight. He's been pushing for a bout with the winner of Mayweather/Pacquiao, but that's almost certainly just posturing, and he's just called out Amir Khan again, who's also looking to fight Mayweather or Pacquiao. The latter fight is much more likely, but I wonder if Khan might end up looking for a big money match first.

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Gary Russell Jr. dominated Jhonny Gonzalez for a featherweight title tonight. Gonzalez came out wearing a Perros Del Mal shirt with Rey Mysterious and Konnan in his corner.

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I saw that, I was rooting so hard for Gonzalez but he was just outclassed. I'm happy for Russell Jr though, he deserves it.

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If the fight goes the full distance, they will earn about the same as David Beckham did over his entire career.

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Are you sure they'll get paid more if it goes the full distance? What incentive would they have to go for a stoppage? Whatever the case, I'm still expecting some sort of judging controversy to occur so that the possibility of a rematch is given more fuel.

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I'm expecting Mayweather to comfortably win on points.

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I think he'll put in a performance worthy of a comfortable points victory, but I'd question whether or not at least one of the judges makes the final scorecard look much closer than it should have been. Boxing is a business before it's a sport, and I can see the promoters leaping at the prospect of a rematch, and a contrived "close" verdict would go a long way towards that goal.

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Mayweather with the comfortable decision. As much as I want Manny to win, there's a reason Mayweather is unbeaten. He's defensively spot on and he's got a better chin than Manny.

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In 2010 I think Manny wins one of the best fights of all time, in 2015 I think Mayweather wins one of the most underwhelming fights of all time. I think PacMan has to get pretty lucky to beat him now, though I really hope he does

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Me being skeptical, I think Mayweather wins a decision close enough for people to call for a rematch.

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Seems like Mayweather will win by decision is the most likely outcome. Save your 99 dollars. :shifty:

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$99 is utter madness. It costs £25 here, which is already too much for me. And that's not to mention the tickets, which are being listed at prices as high as $300,000 on StubHub.

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Normal seat prices were 10 grand, ringside seats at 100k, apparently only around 1000 tickets were actually up for sale, the rest all comped.

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According to BBC, people bought weigh in tickets for $10 and sold them on for $800.

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