Al Haymon.NBC boxing series

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  1. Seano

    Seano Hands of bone

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    I'm surprised more people aren't talking about this.

    http://www.fighthype.com/news/article18996.html

    According to multiple sources, influential advisor Al Haymon and executives from NBC will hold a press conference this Wednesday in New York to officially announce their joint venture into a boxing series that will feature fights on both NBC and NBC Sports Network. Last weekend, fans watching the NFL playoff game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Baltimore Ravens got a sneak peek at what's to come when a commercial showing a boxing ring and the words "COMING IN MARCH" aired.

    Although specific details are unknown at this time, we're told that "several fights with big-name fighters" have already been ironed out for March and April. It is our understanding that only select members of the media have been invited to attend the scheduled press conference, so be sure to keep it locked on FightHype.com all this week for more details as they become known.
     
  2. wilddeuces

    wilddeuces Brown Belt

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    I'm not surprised. I think a lot of people are expecting horrific mismatches. Selling these mismatches to the general public would be very easy to do if they aren't already familiar with how Haymon does business.

    Haymon has a bad reputation for giving his fighters easy fights, so there's no surprise if he does so here. In fact, he may have a lot more freedom to do so with this new platform.

    The fact that only certain members of the media have been invited may further alienate some boxing fans that see this as him only wanting the right questions to be asked.

    Didn't Don King do something like this in the seventies and it screwed guys like Hagler?

    Maybe it's just history repeating itself.

    I hope not...
     
  3. Seano

    Seano Hands of bone

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    I think it'll be a bunch of mismatches too. JLeon Love in main events against guys from Nicaragua with flashy records.

    It'd be nice to see some good fights on there but I'm not expecting a lot.
     
  4. XCuTioNeR

    XCuTioNeR Mundo Hispano FECARBOX Champion

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    There really isn't much to talk about.
    Unless he reveals Ward vs Dirrell on network tv.
     
  5. Uchi Mata

    Uchi Mata Preaching the gospel of heel hooks and left kicks

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    Not likely. Apparently Ward is now a Roc Nation guy.
     
  6. XCuTioNeR

    XCuTioNeR Mundo Hispano FECARBOX Champion

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    You're right, I get them confused.
     
  7. SuwoopBangin

    SuwoopBangin Praise Be Unto The Based

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    who cares, they're going to be nothing but shitty mismatches
     
  8. farfan

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    the commercial should read " from the people who brought you Rod saka vs Danny garcia "
     
  9. RichardSwingslo

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    In holding out hope that he will put some big fights on NBC. If Cunningham vs fury can have 4 million viewers imagine Garcia vs broner or some shit
     
  10. tehmvp

    tehmvp WBA Super Neighborhood Champion Platinum Member

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    I think one or two good fights happen on this series this year to fool fans into thinking Al Haymon is about making good fights.
     
  11. Bonos

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    Suddenly boxing will have more network time than the UFC.

    Hopefully Haymon 'surprises' and makes something worthwhile happen.
     
  12. Bonos

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    damn good first card...

    Thurman v ghost

    Broner v j.Molina

    on NBC primetime
     
  13. Shael

    Shael Silver Belt

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    Really? That's awesome.
     
  14. SuwoopBangin

    SuwoopBangin Praise Be Unto The Based

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    i'm impressed.
     
  15. CC27

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    Thats a very good two fight boxing card on NBC.
     
  16. LogicalInsanity

    LogicalInsanity Free RR! Belt

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    Will watch...unless Conor mcgregor is fighting at the same time, then all bets are off.
     
  17. Wanderlei4Life

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    Espinoza must be pissed lol he wanted these fights
     
  18. Shael

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    You will watch white Broner over real Broner? Racist confirmed.
     
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    Is this official? If so, good card.
     
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