Amir Khan won't be smiling if errors by Primetime have an impact on his wallet. (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)
The pay-per-view numbers in the United Kingdom for tonight's Amir Khan vs Zab Judah clash may suffer a bit if carrier Primetime continue to have trouble fulfilling orders, which could affect Khan's pay and serve a major blow to his case that he doesn't need Sky Sports. Terence Dooley has this at BoxingScene.com:
Primetime seem to be taking a stand against PPV as they have made it increasingly difficult to order their own product.
Many fans are used to heading straight to the allotted time slot on their TV guides, selecting ‘buy’ and storing the program in their planner to watch either on the night or at their convenience. A method Primetime used for the last Khan fight. Not this time, many have tried this only to be told to contact the broadcaster in order to book the show. Some have also been told that they cannot record the transmission.
If Primetime has some kind of devastating inability to actually get the PPV through to the fans who want to buy it, expect a meltdown from Team Khan, who are backing Primetime as a viable alternative to Sky Sports (which it really is not), and expect Primetime to lose face in a major way.
Any of our UK readers having difficulty ordering the fight?