News | Dec 21 2017

Anthony Joshua to co-promote first show with Matchroom

Anthony Joshua takes a new role alongside Eddie Hearn, writes John Dennen
Anthony Joshua
BOXING  |  Lawrence Lustig/Matchroom

NORMALLY Anthony Joshua stands before the media to discuss an upcoming fight of his own. But on Thursday (December 21) he planted himself between Lawrence Okolie and Isaac Chamberlain as co-promoter, with Matchroom, of their February 3 fight at the O2 in London.

Joshua’s management company guides Okolie and Olympic bronze medallist Joshua Buatsi, who will also box on the undercard at the O2.

Eddie Hearn, Joshua’s promoter and now co-promoter, said, “Anthony Joshua to co-promote his first show with us. We’re very, very exited. Of course he represents Lawrence Okolie and Joshua Buatsi as well. I talked to him about this fight. He was buzzing for it. He’s a big boxing fan. He loves grudge matches. This has all the ingredients of Anthony Joshua against Dillian Whyte as well. Remember what a fight that was, back early in his career at the O2. It feels like that all over again.”