Both Showtime and HBO to show Joshua-Klitschko fight


Arm length is pretty much the same.

Klitschko, who is 17 years Joshua's senior, has a lot more experience than his opponent, heading into this fight and that will certainly come into play when the two face off on April 29.

Both networks will use their own announcers for the bout.

Joshua heads into the contest giving away 14 years in age and 50 contests to the vastly more experienced Klitschko, but believes youth will give him an edge. "We are proud to be Anthony Joshua's exclusive USA television partner as he attempts to establish his legacy against the legendary Wladimir Klitschko, as Showtime continues its unrivaled commitment to the sport".

Although HBO will get the short end of the stick with the taped coverage, the fighters have a two-fight deal. Showtime's Stephen Espinoza told a group of reporters two weeks ago in NY that he was confident Showtime would televise Joshua-Klitschko live.

"Both promoters and both networks have found a solution that enables boxing fans in the watch the world heavyweight championship", said Peter Nelson, the executive vice president of HBO Sports.

Time to see what fight fans around the world thought of the show. "It will mark Wladimir Klitschko's 22nd appearance on HBO and the first for Anthony Joshua". Approximately 90,000 tickets have been sold for their April 29 fight at Wembley Stadium. They collaborated on the 2000 pay-per-view bout between heavyweights Mike Tyson and Lennox Lewis, as well as on the 2015 welterweight title fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao.

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I'm not happy with that.

Joshua promoter Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Sport, may well be the best promoter in the business now, and he's shown an ability to bring sides together and make a deal. They reached agreement with the networks weeks ago, but having the networks work out their issues was the last piece of the puzzle.

Hughie, 22, wants to rule the heavyweight division with Tyson, who has not fought since beating Klitschko due to problems with depression and drugs. "That's my passion, that's my obsession and I want to show to myself that I've still got it".

Joshua and Klitschko (64-4, 53 KOs) will meet for Joshua's IBF World Championship and the vacant IBO and WBA World Championships.

Klitschko lost the IBF, WBA and WBO world heavyweight titles in a shock points defeat to Hughie's cousin, Tyson Fury in November 2015, and has been kept inactive since, in the longest lay-off of his career.

"I was there in the arena in London when he won Olympic gold".