Chris Eubank Jr who has failed to get any big fight in recent couple of years is set to make his return to ring this Saturday, 04 February 2017 at the Olympia, Kensington, London. He is fighting against Renold Quinlan who has just 12 professional fights in last 8 years and its nothing but a mismatch. Interestingly however this fight will be broadcast live in the UK by ITV (PPV) which will be their first ever. Although its a title fight for IBO world super-middleweight belt its not something ITV can sell easily.
Chris Eubank Jr vs Renold Quinlan TV Coverage: ITV PPV coverage starts at around 07:00 pm uk time and there will be three decent fights on the undercard which include the likes of David Price v Christian Hammer, Kid Galahad v Joseph Agbeko and Adam Etches v John Ryder none of them warrant to be a PPV which is priced at around £9.95. We take a look at fight night schedule and how can you follow the action live on ITV.
|FIGHT DATE||Saturday, 04 February 2017|
|COVERAGE STARTS||Coverage starts on “ITV Box office” at 5:30 pm uk time|
|Adam Etches v John Ryder (Undercard)||07:40 p.m uk time|
|Kid Galahad v Joseph Agbeko (Undercard)||08:40 p.m uk time|
|David Price v Christian Hammer (Undercard)||09:40 p.m uk time|
|Chris Eubank Jr v Renold Quinlan (Main-Event)||10:45 p.m uk time|
Its the very first PPV broadcasting by ITV which is a terrestrial network in the UK. Their decision to put this fight and card as pay per view is baffling to say the least. Remember the big fights shown on Sky the likes of Froch vs Groves II and Mayweather vs Pacquiao ? they charged around £16.95 and compare the standard of those fights to this one where ITV is charging £9.95. Interesting decision to get into the PPV business, hope it works for ITV but it sure will be difficult.
Having said that, what Eubank JR and Quinlan brings to the table ? well Eubank Jr is hunting for a big fight for more than a year as they pulled out from negotiations with Gennedy Golovkin and also did not get the rematch against Billy Joe Saunders. He had to keep himself busy and here comes a very underwhelming “stay busy” fight against Quinlan who has only fought 12 times in his 8 year professional career.