Feature | Apr 10 2017

Frank Warren: There’s now competition for Sky

In an exclusive interview Frank Warren hails the dawn of 'a new era'
Frank Warren
Terry Flanagan (R) and Frank Warren  |  Action Images/Lee Smith

PROMOTER Frank Warren expects to make a rematch between Liam Smith and Liam Williams after the controversial conclusion to their bout, an exciting fight, at the Manchester Arena on Saturday (April 8).

“I’m sure it will make a good rematch on the strength of that,” Warren told Boxing News.

Overall he was delighted with his latest show, which opened the promoter’s new deal with BT Sport. “I think it’s a significant night for boxing in as much that there’s now competition between the two big TV players. This show we did really well with tickets considering that it wasn’t a date we really wanted to go on, the Grand National’s on, Augusta’s on and because this was the date we could get to promote here we had to come in a couple of weeks after the [Anthony] Crolla fight which was announced a good six, seven weeks before ours so it took a lot of money out of the market. That being said, they were good fights and they fought well,” Frank continued.