By Anis Bazza
Last Updated: 3rd August 2018
William Hill are delighted to welcome the unified world heavyweight champion of the world, Anthony Joshua OBE, to the camp.
The British sporting icon has signed an initial one-year deal with William Hill and will become our global brand ambassador, representing the bookmaker and featuring in our integrated advertising campaigns over the next year and beyond.
This deal comes as Joshua readies himself to face Alexander Povetkin when he defends his WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO world titles on 22 September in front of 90,000 people at Wembley Stadium.
On the deal ‘AJ’ said; “I am pleased to partner with William Hill. We are both leaders in our fields so it was only right to go ‘all in’ with them! They are promoting and marketing boxing to a huge audience outside of our industry which is something I am passionate about.
“It is important for me to work with brands who understand the journey I am on and the dedication it takes to become undisputed heavyweight champion. I have been really impressed with the team at William Hill and I am looking forward to a long and successful partnership. ”
Endorsing the brand in a fun, engaging and responsible way, AJ will be backing our social media and PR activities across all platforms.
The 28-year-old will be looking to become the be the first undisputed world heavyweight champion since Lennox Lewis in 2000.
CEO of AJ Boxing Freddie Cunningham said; “We are delighted to partner with such an established and forward thinking brand in William Hill.
“We have been really impressed with their activation plans for the next 12 months and how they would like to grow the partnership in to new territories.”
Anthony joins William Hill’s current brand ambassador team, which already includes Sir Anthony McCoy, Kirsty Gallacher and Robbie Savage.
You can check out our odds on Joshua’s bout with Povetkin here.
Anis grew up supporting Manchester City but found joy and solace across Europe’s major football leagues. Increasingly passionate about NBA, he is interested in and has written extensively about many different aspects of sport across the years, previously working at Sky Sports News and Sport360 newspaper in Dubai. He studied Sport Journalism at University but spent a large portion of his academic years building City Watch instead - the largest independent Manchester City Twitter account and website.