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Dana White Denies That He Tried To Steal Joshua From Hearn

UFC President Dana White is making calculated moves to enter the sport of boxing.

Earlier this year, White revealed that he would create 'Zuffa Boxing' to invade the boxing industry with a new promotional company.

Behind the scenes, White has been approaching numerous fighters to potentially sign them up.

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One of those fights is WBO, WBA, IBO, IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua (21-0, 20 KOs).

Back in March, there were rumors that White offered Joshua hundreds of millions to come on board.

But White rejects those rumors. In fact, he says he never made an actual offer.

“I never made him an offer, ever,” White said to The Express.

“[That rumor came out of] thin air. I never made him an offer. We were supposed to meet. But we never talked money or we never did anything.”

According to White, he was looking to make a deal where he would be the promoter of Joshua in the United States.

That agreement would not have been based on cutting out Joshua's current promoter, Eddie Hearn of Matchroom.

“That isn’t even, really, the kind of deal I was looking to structure. structured," White said.

“Because when we talked, he had told me he was going to stay with Eddie Hearn. He told me he was going to stay with Eddie. He was never going to get rid of Eddie Hearn and that was never the plan. Like I was trying to move in and steal him from Hearn.

"The deal was that I felt we could a lot of value to them in the United States. So we could cut some kind of a deal for the US. He’s big in England, everybody knows who he is in England. And I have the machine to make him big in the United States. That was the plan.”

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by P4Pdunny on 05-29-2018

[QUOTE=5000boxing;18811421]But honestly (superman joshua) should hurry up and take the 500 million guarantee from white just seconds after he takes the 50 million guarantee from (doomsday wilder.) Because after wilder brutally destroys him his value will drop dramatically, so cashout…

Comment by Oshio on 05-29-2018

[QUOTE=jdp28tx;18811542]How stupid does White think AJ is. 2 promoters means AJ has to pay even more of a % of his earnings and the so called benefit White uses to sell AJ on the idea of having a US promoter…

Comment by jdp28tx on 05-28-2018

How stupid does White think AJ is. 2 promoters means AJ has to pay even more of a % of his earnings and the so called benefit White uses to sell AJ on the idea of having a US promoter…

Comment by SchoolTheseCats on 05-28-2018

[QUOTE=KING5TWENTY;18811265]This is what I figired. Not.a bad idea to get AJ known in the states which has a much bigger market.. He has a good publicist and was at the warriors gama and was also on Conan. Eranred a lot…

Comment by Rock&Roll on 05-28-2018

Interesting topic but no wonder no one wants to put there name to that trash article. 'Boxing clever' aint that clever it appears. [B]"when we talked, he had told me he was going to stay with Eddie Hearn. He told…

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