Joshua Will Fight On Sky For The Rest Of His Career, Says Shalom

Ben Shalom believes that the remaining fights of Anthony Joshua’s career will be shown on Sky Sports.

The former heavyweight champion, promoted by Eddie Hearn, is free to explore other broadcast deals after his own contract with Sky expired recently. And while Shalom does not work directly with Joshua, he does promote his own shows through Boxxer on Sky Sports.

As things stand Joshua is without an opponent for his next fight. The rematch with WBA, IBF and WBO champion Oleksandr Usyk is now unlikely for the summer with the Ukrainian in his country playing his part in the fight against the Russian invasion.

“I do believe AJ will stay with Sky but that’s a conversation we’ll have with 258 (Joshua’s management) and I expect AJ to stay with Sky,” said Shalom.

Joshua’s short-term future could lie with an interim opponent while he waits for the Usyk rematch. Various names have been suggested and Shalom had his own pick.

“I think Otto Wallin is the obvious interim while Usyk has that terrible situation he’s having to deal with and hopefully that doesn’t go on too much longer. In the meantime, AJ will want to fight. Eddie Hearn, Matchroom are his promoter but hopefully we are involved. At the end of the day, we want AJ to stay on Sky. It helps Sky make money from boxing that we can reinvest. I expect him to stay with Sky for the rest of his career to be honest.”