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Anthony Joshua Signs 100 Million Dollar Deal With DAZN

Anthony Joshua
(Andrew Couldridge/ Reuters)

Anthony Joshua Signs 100 Million Dollar Deal With DAZN

Anthony Joshua, one of the biggest stars in the boxing world, has signed a $100-million-per-year exclusive broadcasting deal with DAZN.

Joshua was under contract with Sky Sports however, after his most recent fight his contract expired. Joshua came to terms with DAZN alongside his promoter Eddie Hearn.

“I am entering a new phase in my career with a new training environment, new coaches and now a new broadcaster,” said Anthony Joshua. “Negotiations at this level take time so I am pleased to have it all wrapped up and now I can fully focus on giving the fans and DAZN what they want, knockouts in the glamour division.”

“DAZN’s vision and passion to innovate is what attracted me to the partnership. They are leading the digital landscape in sport and the future of sports broadcasting. I am really looking forward to a long and successful partnership.”

Full quote via DAZN

Joshua will be joining fellow boxing stars Canelo Alvarez, Ryan Garcia, Katie Taylor, and others at DAZN.

“We have a shared vision with DAZN to make it the unrivalled home of boxing for fans across the world,” Hearn said. “Now with Anthony joining the team the stage is set to do even more together and we are looking forward to getting started.”

Full quote via DAZN

Joshua’s deal with DAZN encompasses more than just boxing and broadcasting rights. Joshua will also become a shareholder, special advisor, and brand ambassador.

“AJ is a hugely popular and influential sportsman,” said Shay Segev, CEO, DAZN Group. “His alignment with us and his investment in our business speaks volumes. This deal is his seal of approval for our vision and our direction as a business. We welcome his passion, his drive and – most significantly – the vast audiences he attracts.”

Full quote via DAZN

Joshua’s first fight under the DAZN banner will be his rematch with Oleksander Usyk. The rumored date for this fight is August 20, according to Hearn.

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