Anthony Joshua swaps Sky Sports for DAZN in £100m fight deal

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British heavyweight Anthony Joshua has signed a deal reportedly worth £100million to have his future fights screened on DAZN.

The broadcaster has described the agreement as a "groundbreaking" link-up which will see the 32-year-old also become a global ambassador for DAZN as well as a special advisor to the group.

The move means the end of Joshua's deal with Sky Sports, which has been in place throughout his professional career.

Joshua is due to take on Oleksandr Usyk in a rematch in August, after the Ukrainian beat the Briton last September.

"I am entering a new phase in my career with a new training environment, new coaches and now a new broadcaster," Joshua said.

"Negotiations at this level take time, so I am pleased to have it all wrapped up and now I can fully focus on giving the fans and DAZN what they want - knockouts in the glamour division.

"I've been working with DAZN and following its progress for a long time. We have enjoyed a really successful partnership in the US for many years and I know the team and understand the passion and drive of the business."

Additional reporting by Press Association.

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