Originally Posted by L.Kizzle
Actually, I read it's around 8 more subscribers for HBO than Showtime.
Of course it's not good for fans to separate the boxers, but hey it is what it is. It's not good for the boxers either because certain fights just can't get made.
But in the long run, everything will work out for Showtime and Golden Boy. Short term, it's hurting their pockets a little bit, but it is bringing more fans over to the network and boxing in general. For Showtime, Canelo/Trout I think had the highest watched boxing match on Showtime ever, non-PPV and Broner/Paulie next week might rival it. But, compared to a regular HBO boxing event like Bradley/Provodnikov, it wasn't close. About 8 mil more subscribers will do that to you. Canelo/Trout 1.1 mil viewers and Bradley/Provodnikov 1.4 mil.
You can't tell me (or anyone else) since the deal has been made, Showtime/GBP hasn't been putting on better shows than HBO? Since Golden Boys defection to Showtime in mid-March, these have been the main events for each network.
HBO: Rios/Alvarado II
HBO: Froch/Kessler II
And their upcoming events are better too. Broner/Paulie >> Garcia/Lopez.
Broner vs Malignaggi reminds me so much of Gatti vs. Mayweather. different styles but I feel like Broner will put on a dominating performance and stop Malignaggi. This fight will probably turn Broner from star to superstar to the casual fan.
Mikey Garcia gonna put a hurting on Lopez