Anthony Joshua has signed what has been termed a “career-long” promotional deal
with Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing. Joshua, who defends his WBA, IBF and
WBO heavyweight titles against Oleksandr Usyk at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on
Saturday, has been promoted by Hearn since turning professional eight years ago
AJ’s bout with Oleksandr Usyk at Spurs’ stadium this Saturday is the last in his
But both sides have agreed to extend their long-term partnership for the rest of
Joshua’s boxing career.
AJ said: “We’ve built some great foundations over the years and I appreciate
Matchroom – the company, the team, the family business.
“That’s kind of what drew me towards you guys as well, the integrity that the Hearns
have when it comes to boxing and business.
“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
“Outside of that, what Matchroom Sport have done is created an environment for
“The shows that we have managed to put on have been phenomenal. When I walk out
to fight, I look around and I’m like, ‘mate, this is unbelievable’.
“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 continued: “In my humble opinion, what better place to be than Matchroom