Anthony Joshua set to turn down DAZN offer and sign new Sky Sports deal

Anthony Joshua has fought on Sky Sports in the UK since turning professional in 2013.

Anthony Joshua will remain on Sky Sports, according to reports.

The former British heavyweight world champion is free to choose his next network after his deal with Sky expired following his defeat to Oleksandr Usyk in September

It is believed he will sign a fresh long-term deal with Sky though and should Joshua put pen to paper, it will include his upcoming rematch against Usyk in July.

DAZN were hoping Eddie Hearn could lure Joshua to DAZN but the heavyweight thinks Sky Sports is still the biggest broadcaster in the UK.

Oleksandr Usyk beats Anthony Joshua

Hearn has since admitted Sky 'are in a good position' to stage Joshua's next few fights, and should a deal go through, it is highly likely they will work with the 32-year-old for the rest of his career.

DAZN has an exclusive deal with Eddie Matchroom Boxing which includes Joshua Buatsi and Lawrence Okolie - two fighters who are managed by Joshua himself under 258 MGT.

Despite Joshua fighting on Sky and Hearn promoting on DAZN, there is no chance of the pair splitting. Joshua signed a life-long deal with Matchroom Boxing one week before his contest against Usyk last year.

Joshua is not exactly in a win or bust against Usyk this summer but should he taste another defeat then there will be questions about whether he can climb to the top again.

Despite being the bigger man, Joshua got outboxed throughout by Usyk and the Ukrainian won via unanimous decision in London at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

It has seen AJ remove Rob McCracken from his team and Angel Fernandez is expected to take over duties as head coach.

Providing an update earlier this year about the rematch, Hearn told Planet Sport:

"I would like to do it in the UK, AJ wants to do it in the UK. But obviously, Usyk has a share in the revenue for the fight.

"So he may want to go to wherever the biggest offer is, and we are obviously open to that as well.

"We will go through all the various offers that are coming in from various sites with Alex Krassyuk and we will make a decision in due course."

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