Sky offers free movie to SBW fight viewers

skytv_logoViewers who felt short-changed by the Sonny Bill Williams fight this month have been offered a free pay-per-view movie by Sky.

The bout against South African Francois Botha was controversially cut down from 12 rounds to 10 mid-fight, leaving many of the viewers – who had paid $39.95 to watch it – feeling a little ripped off.

A letter was sent this week to viewers who purchased the fight, advising them that they can watch a pay-per-view movie on the house.

“Some of our customers have told us they were disappointed that the SBW fight was contested for 10 rounds when it was advertised as a 12 round fight,” the letter read.

“For this event SKY was the NZ broadcaster and we didn’t have a role producing the event, so most elements were out of our control – including the length of the fight.

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