Amir Khan camp is a shambles, says Paul McCloskey’s promoter
April 12th, 2011 by James Barnes
Paul McCloskey’s promoter Eddie Hearn has lashed out at the Amir Khan camp after they turned down an offer to show the fight on Sky Sports 3.
The bout will instead be shown on cable channel Primetime, which has led to claims from Hearn that Khan has “killed” his credibility.
“This whole thing has been a shambles from start to finish,” Hearn told ESPN. “It is commercial suicide. Sky is the most important television station in the UK when it comes to boxing, and in my opinion this has killed Khan’s credibility here.
“I feel sorry for Amir Khan. It was obviously bad news that he had to take a cut in moving from Sky Box Office to Sky Sports 3. He would probably have got 80-to-100,000 pay-per-view buys on Sky Box Office, but he would probably have had 700,000 watching on Sky Sports 3.
“This was the chance to build him again with a much bigger UK audience. I doubt whether he will even get 5,000 buys on Primetime, which has no marketing budget at all for the event.”
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