If Alexander Povetkin vs Anthony Joshua fight is finalized, its likely to take place on 22nd September and to be streamed exclusively on DAZN in the United States and although the venue hasn’t been decided, chances are it might take place in Wembley Stadium or Old Trafford.
Promoter Eddie Hearn – whose company, Matchroom Boxing, promotes Joshua – announced his company’s streaming deal with Perform Group’s DAZN last month in New York. The agreement could extend to eight years and reach $1 billion in overall value.
Ever since the fight talk between Wilder and Joshua fell through, WBA ordered Joshua to finalize a deal with Povetkin within 24 hours.
“The Wilder fight may even be signed before we get in the ring with Alexander Povetkin,” Hearn told Sky Sports. “So for Joshua there is massive pressure and like I said, Povetkin has just one defeat – a points loss to Wladimir Klitschko. A very, very tough, experienced man. The important thing for us is to maintain the belts and not be disrupted by people playing games or people who want to mess us about, because we’re not going to allow that to happen to Anthony Joshua’s career.
“If it is Alexander Povetkin, it will be in September, that’s for sure. And then we fight Wilder straight after, if he signs a contract. But the way they are going at the moment, I can’t tell you whether this contract gets signed in 10 days or 10 years.”