Crossover boxing has not gone down well with the hardcore fans but Anthony Joshua believes it is good for sport.
The likes of KSI and the Paul brothers have been involved in the crossover boxing scene for a while now with KSI taking on Tommy Fury on October 14th in Manchester in the latest installment.
And Anthony Joshua has explained why he believes it is a good thing for boxing.
Asked whether he is a fan of crossover boxing ‘AJ’ said:
“10/10. It’s good for boxing.”
“It’s showing people you can fight someone that is well known, credible, can fight, it’s marketable without a championship and can have that same effect early on in your career.
“You can still get all the rewards anyway so I think they are showing guys that there is so much potential in boxing regardless of championships.
“I think it’s good because people start taking more risks early on.”
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