Hall of Fame promoter Frank Warren who promotes Tyson Fury who is set to face WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder in December – has spoken about the danger of any fights going up against that fight not just on the same weekend, but for anyone planning an event in boxing in December period.
The boxing calendar looks absolutely full to the brim at the moment with a huge number of big over the next few months between now and Christmas.
From a media point of view, covering absolutely everything is going to be a challenge.
A good complaint to have, alas.
Speaking on the Mayweather vs Pacquiao 2 fight mooted for December by Mayweather himself, Frank Warren told Kugan Cassius of IFL TV that putting the Wilder vs Fury up against it would be pointless:
“If it does happen then good luck to them. It’s a big fight. I keep saying Floyd Mayweather is the best promoter in the last God knows how many years. I’m not talking about fighter, promoter. He goes and makes the fights, he makes big fights for himself. He’s done brilliantly for himself. If he makes the fight between him and Pacquiao it’s going to be huge.”
“When are they going to do it? I have no idea. But of course that will affect everything that is going for everybody not just us, but everybody, as regards to what’s going on with their shows if it goes on in December. There’s no doubt about that. Listen, who’s going to run against that? Are HBO going to run against it? Nobody is going to run against it are they? It is what it is.”
“Course you’re not going to run on the same date. Of course it wouldn’t (make sense to do so a week apart either). That would be suicide. Well, it wouldn’t be suicide. It would be stupid. Why would you do that?”
Mayweather has really sent a shock through the boxing world with his unexpected announcement this past weekend.
Of course one way to get around all of this would be to put Mayweather vs Pacquiao 2 and Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury on the very same show.
Imagine what an event that would be for the sport.