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Anthony Joshua is the jewel in Matchroom’s crown – they know losing to Tyson Fury changes that

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By Frank Warren
Tyson Fury is ready and waiting for Anthony Joshua when the clash can happen. And I’m pretty sure Joshua – who is a fighting man – will be up for it too. But I’m not so sure the people around the WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight champion really fancy the fight against our WBC king.
At the moment, we cannot talk too much about the bout as we have signed a non-disclosure agreement with a country to host the unification clash. But I have this feeling that Joshua’s side don’t really want it.
First we have to take care of a third fight with Deontay Wilder while Joshua is defending his belts against Kubrat Pulev. But do Joshua’s team really want him to go in against Fury?
It won’t do much good for Matchroom’s business when he gets beat that’s for sure. He is the jewel in their crown and another defeat will take a lot of shine off of him.
That’s not good news for DAZN either who, like many companies after this pandemic, will be looking to rebuild when they return.
We have often heard others talking about our businesses and saying ‘Look at the accounts’.
Well, DAZN has shareholders to answer to even if they do have a very wealthy backer in Len Blavatnik.
We certainly don’t want to see DAZN disappear from the boxing landscape as they are good for the sport.
But they will have to cut back on the huge purses they were offering to tempt fighters with. And Joshua, who is one of their biggest names, getting beat would not be a great for them either.
-Culled from dailystar.co.uk

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