Eddie Hearn believes his old broadcast partner is still unhappy at his departure.
The Matchroom head honcho took his company elsewhere for boxing last year, leaving behind a long-time successful partnership with Sky Sports.
Hearn then signed a £100million five-year deal with the global entertainment platform DAZN last June.
And despite doing business with Sky Sports across other sports, the 43-year-old believes the host of numerous Premier League football games for the past 20-plus years has yet to deal with Matchroom moving on to DAZN.
“I’ve done nearly 80 interviews and I’ve not done one with Sky.”
“I’m here all week to help them hit their numbers, but it’s still raw.”
Hearn had previously denied rumours of a rift with the broadcaster, adding:
“I’m available for an interview with my dog if he wants to talk to me. I never turn down an interview and I always take care of our responsibilities.”
The aforementioned streaming giant DAZN, to whom Joshua committed his broadcasting future back in June in a groundbreaking deal, will show the fight in the US, as well as more than 190 territories, including Canada, Spain, Germany, Italy, Japan, and Poland, while Sky Sports Box Office will broadcast the fight in the UK & Ireland after paying a staggering £23million to do so.
“I’ve got a lot of friends there [at Sky Sports], we had a tremendous time there, we do a lot of business with them across other sports and I’ll be available for as many interviews with them as they want.”
“I just feel that even a year on, it’s still raw for them.”