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‘I MADE MY CONCERNS CLEAR TO EDDIE HEARN’

Adam Smith talks to Elliot Worsell about exodus of British boxers
HEAD OF BOXING AT SKY SPORTS: Smith accepts things have not been ideal recently
Photo: MARK ROBINSON/MATCHROOM

HOW do you feel about so many British boxers wanting to fight in America at the moment?

It has always been the place to go.

I remember back in the 90s at Sky we had various small shows around Britain, but the big news was always in America. I don’t think that’s changed. I think what may have altered in the last five or six years is that suddenly thousands more are coming out to watch boxing in Britain. There was sort of a halcyon period of stadium shows and it caused a shift in the landscape. Britain, as opposed to the US, became the place to go.

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