Unified world heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua recently proclaimed his interest in facing off against rising UFC knockout artist Francis Ngannou or mixed martial arts phenom Jon Jones inside the octagon. Since then, reports have claimed that the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is offering Joshua a $500 million contract to make the transition from boxing to the UFC.
Joshua has yet to compete as a mixed martial artist, but has shown a great interest in the sport. Beyond that, the talented pugilist is turning heads within the boxing world with his dominant striking power and seemingly unmatched skill inside the squared circle.
Speaking in a recent interview, as seen within the video below, Joshua’s manager Eddie Hearn has since offered his thoughts on the matter. When asked about the possibility of Joshua making the transition for such a hefty sum, the manager explained that he wants it to be much more.
“He’d have to double that I think.” Hearn stated. Check out the manager’s full thoughts within the video below: