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DAZN CEO Opens Up, Gives Updates On Anthony Joshua’s Situation For Saudi Arabia August 12th Fight



DAZN CEO, Joe Markowski provided an update on Anthony Joshua’s condition regarding his replacement for the August 12 event at the O2 Arena in London.

Markowski says the decision to remove Dillian Whyte from the card was the right one after VADA reported his unfavorable results on one of their tests.

Regarding Joshua’s replacement, Markowski said they’ll have an announcement about it early next week.
Whether the event is still on DAZN PPV will depend on Joshua’s replacement opponent.

Obviously, he would have to be a big name to justify keeping him on pay-per-view because fans would pay too much and not want to see AJ make a rematch. It was excavated on August 12th.

It wouldn’t be good enough if Eddie Hearn introduced Derek Chisora ​​as Joshua’s opponent since he’s not a PPV level fight.

If DAZN & Matchroom Boxing wants to continue the event on PPV, they’ll need to get one of these names to fight Joshua on August 12:

• Jared Anderson

• Andy Ruiz Jr

• Arslanbek Makhmudov

• Frank Sanchez

• Filip Hrgovic

• Martin Bakole

“No. He’s obviously very frustrated. I know Team AJ and I know Eddie [Hearn]. I feel so sorry for Eddie. I sympathize with AJ more than anyone,” DAZN CEO Joe Markowski told iFL TV of Dillian Whyte’s removal from the Aug. 12 card due to a positive VADA test.

Yes, the right decision to cancel the event. We are in discussions with Matchroom. We’ll see what happens there. I don’t think anything will be announced until early next week.

It appears that the card is in danger of being neglected if they cannot find a suitable name to replace Joshua. Fans don’t want to shell out big bucks to see Chisora, 39, brought in as AJ’s rival.

“Listen, this has all happened in the last 24 hours, so we’ll have to get into the details. There’s a lot of nuance. So I think early next week we’ll announce that,” Martkowski said when asked if the August 12 card will continue at the O2 Arena as previously planned.

“It totally depends on the opponent. All this needs to be discussed. If it happens next weekend, we’ll have to wait and see, but like I said early next week, we’ll have an announcement,” Martkowski said when asked if the Aug. 12 event is still on DAZN PPV or not, even without Dillian. White v. Joshua.