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"hagler duran hearns" Discussed on Recode Media with Peter Kafka

Recode Media with Peter Kafka

04:07 min | 1 year ago

"hagler duran hearns" Discussed on Recode Media with Peter Kafka

"A month is pretty economical. You think that's why boxing has become a niche sports become a niece sport for socil- reasons. And and the economic model just sort of reflects that no I think it's become a niche fort because of the economic model now there may be some underlying societal and cultural things that may hit. In some ways. But I think it's inhibited itself is also the fact that the best athletes in the world who fight don't fight often enough right because they're building up over six eight months to a pay per view event. And our hope is that we can get the best fighters it'll mostly be other than the three or four top guys to fight more often and regularly own own disown. So that fans get to know them, right, which which in this sort of I know that the the ultimate fighting guys are sort of trying they're trying to like incorporate the wrestling model get to know the fighters often, they struggle with that as well. They say boxing fan. I am now. Yeah. Okay. That was a boxing fan growing up. I grew up with Muhammed Ali and ABC you when you could watch the fights in the afternoon, and you actually knew about him. And then when you had the, you know, the conflict of Hagler Duran Hearns and Oscar de LA Hoya in a time when you really cared about. All those guys I'm Mike Tyson for me was the last sort of person that per- someone who wasn't a fighting fan would know who was a popular athlete in that sport. Can you name the champion of the world right now? Nope. I can't even tell you who Conor McGregor foot and that stunt match last year, even though I wrote about it Floyd Mayweather there, you go and the heavyweight champion of the world, which is disputed. Of course, another issue is Anthony Joshua who is English of Nigerian descent, and we are going to put his fights on his own as well. But one of these we have to overcome is that the average even sports fan. United States does not yet know who Anthony Joshua's is disputed because there is a a gentleman named Deontay wilder who holds one of the five belts. But d do you succeed here by getting a bunch of the existing boxing and fighting fans to pay you ten bucks a month, or do you need to broaden that audience and go for this is really going to work. We've got to actually make this a more mainstream sport we succeed if we can be enough countries with a good enough product to drive dramatic numbers of subscriptions around the world in the United States. I think we can drive a million plus subscriptions with boxing. We are in process of talking to lots of people about other rights deals. We have no intention to make it a fight fight network or fight channel start that aggregate. The first million subscribers began to look at whether opportunities that will be in many cases, inventive niche. I mean, just in terms of buying the most popular live events. In this country. Those rights are tied up a long time, quite different. Because of what you did your last. I do run into myself. I do run into my own deals very often in this new job. No, no. I have no regret. They're the right deals to do. And we'll do the right deals to do now for a new service. But we'll find some things that can drive niche users will try to create some content that people care about going forward. But they're different models in different places in the world. We lost in Japan. And we have the vast majority of lava rights in the country already in Japan, you sort of our ESPN in Japan. We are sort of the broadcaster and ESPN we own the rights, the overwhelming majority of rights to the J-League the Japanese football league real football. Yeah. Soccer and not American tackle football. And we own the rights to the baseball league as well. You guys are subscription business. We're an advertising business, which means we need to take a break. So we can hear from an advertiser..

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"hagler duran hearns" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

KNBR The Sports Leader

01:41 min | 3 years ago

"hagler duran hearns" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

"And his successors we're not only a source of incredible pride to black but they slowly one over a white americans really helped change attitudes to name you know went into the military world war to you their patriotic american he just whole career widow process of bringing people together and and through his personality and his dignity and his character so he's just the giant figure and then ali the generation later you know a different example in many ways i made it a source of great inspiration to many but also of great contention and controversy as well and remained today he's as you you reach the end of his wife who live at a figure much more celebrated and criticised but his his career as complicated or too complex life and career a book absolutely larger than the ring that's for sure mike tyson i mean when i was a kid a teenager growing up as a kid i would say that i watched all the rail leonard hagler duran hearns and all those guys are watch them fight but as get a little bit older tyson took over the fight seen i'll ultimately was see good for boxing or was he bad did he kind of squash the competition and i know lennox lewis came after and but way mike tyson kind of died with him him in a vander it did it really do you know there's a quota in my book i quote larry merchant who was you know on hbo for many years and um he could come to the effect that i i think i can get a lotta people interested in mike tyson i'm not sure he got a lot of people interested in boxing and i think that's an insightful comment because tyson and i don't i don't think tyson would be happy to hear that because it very few champions lumbar fina loved it history more than he did but he was such a larger new such a giant celebrity in his wife became so such a subject of of tabloid pages that he did kind of.

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