Post by davemurphy on Oct 21, 2012 12:59:08 GMT -5
Apparently Golden Boy really layed an egg as far as the Promotion, they were "papering the house" as over 1000 tickets were flat out given away, and a friend of mind was able to purchase 2 $106 tickets for just $25 each as they desperately tried to get people into the building. Considering it was the first world title event in 80 years in a brand spanking new Billion-dollar Arena, and it was flooded with people that THEY (GBP) thought were ticket-sellers in the borough of Brooklyn, it was a pretty suspect beginning to the new series. How are they going to take any of these homegrown products and put them in the building individually and draw flys? As for the fights themselves..........
I was kind of afraid we'd get that version of Erik Morales, the news about the drug test told me that he was cutting weight and he still looked chunky, lets hope El Terrible is prevented from fighting again. He was always one of our favs, but we don't want to remember him like this. That being said, the Quillin-Njikam and Malignaggi-Cano fights were better than I'd anticipated, but Alexander-Bailey was about what I'd expected, Randall throwing three punches a round and never coming close to dropping the big bomb. They batted .500 and I'd rate the night a grade of B. Let's hope we see more of the four-fight format, although I think that's more likely with Showtime than HBO, who is more centered on having a showcase movie on Saturday Nights and not devoting the whole night to boxing.
I have said all along....those so called ticket sellers in NY...Paulie, Zab, etc, etc are all full of shit! The only guy who sells tickets in NY is Cotto! GBP thinks they are high and mighty. They do not treat people in boxing (biz & media) with respect and I KNOW that will bite them in the ass....maybe it is already starting!
Post by davemurphy on Oct 25, 2012 17:17:07 GMT -5
I agree, BC, and I think they're arrogant in thinking that they "know New York" because they might have a few casual friends on Madison Avenue, but they DON'T know the city and they certainly AREN'T in tune with it's boxing fans. I can see this Barclay series blowing up and leaving them with egg on their faces, it isn't going to be as easy as they thought.
LOL, yeah. I think what GBP is going to discover is that the Barclay Center doesn't have a little arena next door, like the Felt Forum (or whatever they call it now) at MSG or the practice rink the Devils use that's attached to the Prudential Center in Newark, because it's going to get mighty embarrassing putting 800 fans into a 18,000 seat arena on a monthly basis ;D
LOL, you got that right. Despite being a brand new arena with excellent lighting, you can expect these DLH broadcasts from the Barkley Center to be even darker than your local dive. You could put an entire season of America's Most Wanted ringside at one of these upcoming DLH Barclay Cards and they'd be safe from recognition ;D