News | Nov 10 2018

Nothing could be done to stop pay-per-view clash

The Board of Control can do nothing to stop Frank Warren and Eddie Hearn December pay-per-view clash, reports Matt Christie
Frank Warren
Frank Warren during the press conference  |  Action Images/Andrew Couldridge

“Sky should be ashamed of themselves,” Warren told Boxing News about the December 22 clash. “They’re going to war with all of us. It affects all four fighters, if they lose [only] 10 pay-per-view buys it affects the fighters’ upside. Why would you do that to the fighters?”

The British Boxing Board of Control, who often commission multiple shows on the same night across the country, insist there is nothing within their rules to stop this occurring.

“There was a rule many years ago that prevented shows from happening within close proximity to each other on the same night,” Board General Secretary Robert Smith told Boxing News. “But Frank [Warren] got that rule overturned before I was at the Board, I believe it was in the 1980s.