Golden Boy Promotions CEO Oscar De La Hoya has offered to make Anthony Joshua a star in the United States, as one of heavyweight boxing's most exciting talents is now the talk of the sport after last weekend's spectacular win.
Joshua, who coming in held the IBF championship, got off the floor in the sixth round to stop Wladimir Klitschko in the eleventh and captured the vacant WBA (Super) and IBO belts in front of 90,000 fans last Saturday at London's Wembley Stadium.
All 19 of Joshua's fights to date — including his clash with Klitschko — have been staged in his native United Kingdom, but he is an increasingly marketable figure in the sport and Golden Boy Promotions founder De La Hoya is eager to take the 27-year-old Stateside.
Because of Joshua's superstar status in the UK, it's going to be hard to convince the boxer and his handlers of the necessity to fight on American soil.
De La Hoya believes the 27-year-old fighter needs to fight in the U.S. to make the monster paydays that guys like Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. were able to secure.
"I like Anthony Joshua, I think he's a terrific fighter," De La Hoya told Omnisport of Joshua, who is signed to Matchroom Sport. "He can become a world-class heavyweight, a world champion and one of the greatest if he keeps up what he's doing.
"I see on social platforms and social media that he's working out and he's a disciplined fighter, a likeable guy.
"I know Anthony Joshua has a promoter in the UK, but if he ever needs the best promoter in the world today, Golden Boy Promotions is right here to help him out here in the United States.
"I would be honored to promote Anthony Joshua here in the United States of America, where obviously the Mecca of boxing Las Vegas and New York is.
"This is where he should be fighting to make those big bucks that fighters always want to make."