BREAKING NEWS: Anthony Joshua Signs Career-Long Deal With Matchroom Boxing
With a huge smile and signed deal in his hand, unified heavyweight champion of the world Anthony Joshua will stay with Eddie Hearn’s promotional Matchroom Boxing for the rest of his career.
Joshua (24-1, 22 KOs) said it made sense for him to stay with Matchroom Boxing and continue his promotional deal. The 31-year-old has risen through the ranks while signed with the promotion.
“I’ve felt comfortable during my years as a boxer and I always felt that the business outside of sport is harder than the actual fighting due to the history and some of the problems that some fighters have had. So, to be with Matchroom Sport has been a blessing for myself, my family and my team,” Joshua said in a statement.
The boxer joined the promotion in October 2013 after he captured gold at the London 2012 Olympic Games in a super heavyweight fight.
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After punching his way through opponents, Joshua claimed the vacant Commonwealth crown with a win over Gary Cornish. He then knocked out other known boxer Dillian Whyte in December 2015.
In March 2018, he unified the division by taking Joseph Parker’s WBO belt. He now held the WBA, IBF, IBO and WBO heavyweight titles.
Joshua will put these on the line as he takes on former undisputed cruiserweight champion Oleksander Usyk in London this Saturday around 5 p.m. ET.
“From where we began, to the middle of the journey, the foundations we have created are phenomenal and I can’t wait to see what the future holds,” Joshua added.
“In my humble opinion, what better place to be than Matchroom Boxing? I have heard that my signature was hot property. I’m happy where I am. A handshake is good enough for me, but the signature solidifies it and I’m happy where my signature is.”