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Old 07-07-2013, 07:13 AM   #1
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Default Anthony Joshua turns pro with Matchroom

ANTHONY JOSHUA has finally quit the amateur ranks and turned pro after choosing Matchroom as his promoter in a four-year deal.

Now living in London, Joshua struck gold at the 2012 Olympic Games in the super-heavyweight division to become one of boxing’s most sought after signings.

But after talking to all the major promoters, it is understood Joshua accepted less money with Matchroom because his fights will be aired on Sky Sports.

He was forced to delay his decision to move into the paid ranks as he needed delicate surgery to repair ankle damage shortly after the Games.

Joshua joins the same stable as fellow Olympians Tom Stalker and Luke Campbell, who makes his pro debut in home town Hull next Saturday.

They were part of the hugely successful 10 strong GB boxing team at the London Games and both were awarded MBE’s by the Queens for winning gold medals.

Joshua is the fourth to move to the paid ranks from the 2012 GB squad.

He joins Liverpool’s GB team captain Tom Stalker, who is undefeated in five, Hull’s bantamweight Campbell, who rose to fame when he finished runner up in the recent Dancing on Ice series, and Lowestoft middleweight Anthony Ogogo, the winner of his first two pro fights
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Old 07-07-2013, 07:15 AM   #2
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Good decision imo.
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Old 07-07-2013, 07:28 AM   #3
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hope this is ture don't want to see him wasting away on boxnation
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Old 07-07-2013, 07:29 AM   #4
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Strange day to announce it
And with no press conference

Is this official
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Old 07-07-2013, 07:42 AM   #5
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its on the suns website so id take it with a pinch of salt
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Old 07-07-2013, 07:44 AM   #6
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It is official it has been reported in The Sun today (sounds strange that). Good decision for all sides in my opinion.
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Old 07-07-2013, 08:35 AM   #7
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he just deined it on twitter
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Old 07-07-2013, 08:45 AM   #8
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will he be a price in the pros
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Old 07-07-2013, 08:46 AM   #9
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he was offered less money for matchroom, so turned down a lucrative deal with gbp very strange
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Old 07-07-2013, 08:49 AM   #10
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gunna be another audley
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Old 07-07-2013, 09:13 AM   #11
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he was offered less money for matchroom, so turned down a lucrative deal with gbp very strange
I suspect Frank chucked money at him but he had a choice to make- have big money with Frank but be boxing in front of a small audience, have good money and a decent audience with Hearn or pretty poor money but a massive audience (relatively) with Hennessey.

A four year deal sounds like a long time though.
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Old 07-07-2013, 09:25 AM   #12
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I suspect Frank chucked money at him but he had a choice to make- have big money with Frank but be boxing in front of a small audience, have good money and a decent audience with Hearn or pretty poor money but a massive audience (relatively) with Hennessey.

A four year deal sounds like a long time though.
frank has no money to offer
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Old 07-07-2013, 10:06 AM   #13
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He needs to stay out the limelight and learn his trade under the radar as far as possible as he is still very very raw, at least he has time and potential oh his side.
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Old 07-07-2013, 01:19 PM   #14
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i think unless adam booth trains him he may struggle
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Old 07-07-2013, 01:47 PM   #15
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Another Heavyweight to let you Brit's down.
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