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Boxing on TV this weekend: Tony Bellew vs Nathan Cleverly 2 and Manny Pacquiao vs Chris Algieri

By Martin Hines

Friday 21 November 2014
     
This Saturday night is one of the busiest boxing events of the year, but many are questioning whether it is one of the best, as Sky Boxing offers its second Pay-Pay-View event of 2014, while on BoxNation, one of the greatest fighters in living memory competes against an unheralded American with a fascinating backstory.

For the majority of sports consumers in Britain, being able to watch the most important moments in their chosen fandom is a straightforward situation. They subscribe to a sports channel, where for a monthly fee they are treated to everything they need to watch. Football fans can watch the Premier League and Champions League, cricket fans have access to every test match on the calendar, while Formula One fanatics have access to a whole channel dedicated to cars racing round a track.

Boxing connoisseurs however do not have it so easy. While the concept of Pay-Per-View television is nowhere near as prevalent over here as it is in America, there are still certain boxing cards in which the viewing public are forced to hand over money on top of the already hefty fee they pay for sports channels. Sometimes a PPV just works - Ricky Hatton vs Floyd Mayweather and Carl Froch vs George Groves both caught the public’s imagination, and indeed all of those PPVs displayed meaningful and well crafted main events. But then...

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