Anthony Joshua Signs New Matchroom Deal
Anthony Joshua Signs New Matchroom Deal that will see him stay with Eddie Hearn for the next 3 years.
AJ can now be expected to fight on Sky Sports box office for the next three years after signing a contract with Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing.
In fact, AJs next five fights will be aired on Sky Sports and will start off with his clash on September 22 against Russian Heavyweight Alexander Povetkin to be held at Wembley stadium.
Joshua said, “when I decided to become a professional boxer, I felt that the boxing market was stagnating and in need of new energy.
“Both Matchroom boxing and Sky have given me opportunity after opportunity, and I will always deliver.
“They’ve worked very hard to give me a platform to showcase my skills and tell my story, so choosing to renew our deal was always a matter of when not if.
Joshua said that both him and Matchroom boxing with the help of sky sports have created history and put British boxing in the spotlight.
He also added that his journey as a professional boxer is not going to end any time soon.
Promoter Eddie Hearn also had a few words and said, “I am delighted to extend our promotional agreement with Anthony and also extend his relationship with Sky Sports.
He said that he considered AJ a part of his Matchroom boxing having been with him since his first professional match to seeing him unify the WBA, WBO, IBF, and IBO world titles.
Eddie Hearn said that AJ is currently the biggest star in the world of boxing and he looks forward to seeing AJ continue to win.
The news on the deal with Matchroom boxing was announced last Friday. Joshua’s record now stands at 21-0, 20 KOs. He turned professional back in 2013 with the help of Matchroom Boxing.
AJ has not been short of attention from different promoters over the years, but with the close relationship he has developed with Eddie Hearn, he has remained loyal to Matchroom boxing even with speculation that AJ would sign a deal with an American promoter.
Sky Sports managing director Barney Francis said, “It’s great news for Sky Sports viewers that Anthony Joshua will continue his relationship with us into the next decade.
Since AJ turned professional with Matchroom on Sky five years ago, we have been there every step of the way. He is a real people’s champion and a superb role model for the British and global sport.”