Anthony Joshua: Boxing News: Recently, Anthony Joshua has experienced a rollercoaster of highs and lows. He transitioned from an intense rivalry fight…
Anthony Joshua: Boxing News: Recently, Anthony Joshua has experienced a rollercoaster of highs and lows. He transitioned from an intense rivalry fight against Dillian Ehyte to a period with no opponents, but he has now successfully locked in a new challenger. As a seasoned boxer and athlete, he’s undoubtedly prepared for whatever comes his way. With his new opponent, Robert Helenius, stepping in to replace Whyte, the Matchroom boxing promoter, Eddie Hearn, has emphasized that this matchup is not great financially for Joshua. Let’s delve into the specifics of this situation.
Eddie Hearn Claims Anthony Josua Took Huge Financial By Fighting Robert Helenius
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Eddie Hearn Openly Stated That Anthony Joshua Is Fight With Huge Financial Hit
Fans can now eagerly anticipate this weekend’s match between Anthony Joshua and Robert Helenius, as Dillian Whyte’s failed drug test forced the cancellation of his bout with Joshua just a week prior. Joshua wasted no time in finding a replacement opponent, ensuring that fans still have an exciting event to look forward to. However, with this decision, he took a huge financial hit as claimed by Hearn.
Hearn in conversation with talkSPORT stated, “We are taking the fight off pay-per-view. The financial difference to Joshua in this fight is astounding, but he wants to fight and in terms of non pay-per-view cards, I think this is one of the strongest we’ve ever done.”
To give you context, the rematch between Joshua and Whyte was originally scheduled to be aired on DAZN pay-per-view. Unfortunately, the fight had to be called off after Whyte’s VADA test yielded a positive result. Consequently, Helenius has stepped up to take Whyte’s place as Joshua’s new opponent. Given the change in circumstances, the match is no longer deemed a major event, and therefore, it will not be offered on pay-per-view.
In light of the situation, the absence of pay-per-view revenue would certainly result in a significant decrease in earnings. Eddie Hearn, Joshua’s promoter, had doubts about whether Joshua would be willing to proceed with the fight under these circumstances, considering the financial implications. However, to everyone’s surprise, Joshua’s determination to step into the ring prevailed over monetary concerns. His willingness to accept a lesser payout demonstrates that his motivation for this match extends beyond financial gain. It highlights Joshua’s genuine passion for the sport of boxing.
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