William Hill Vegas to sponsor Anthony Joshua v Dillian Whyte grudge match
William Hill Vegas has signed a deal with Matchroom Boxing to sponsor the highly anticipated match between Anthony Joshua and Dillian Whyte on 12 December at the O2 arena.
Tickets for the British and Commonwealth title showdown between Anthony Joshua and Dillian Whyte sold out within hours of going on sale in September.
The heavyweights have been trading verbals for some time and Whyte (16-0) is determined to upset the odds and derail the rise of Olympic champion Joshua (14-0) when they finally meet again.
Whyte holds an amateur win over Joshua and has made no secret of his determination to repeat the dose in the professional ranks. See their amateur fight at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDSH8cXtFRQ.
Chief support on a bumper night comes from Chris Eubank Jr’s WBA World Middleweight title eliminator with fiery Irishman Spike O’Sullivan, while Joshua’s fellow gold medallist Luke Campbell MBE, Liverpool Cruiserweight Tony Bellew and London’s Kevin Mitchell all feature in big fights on the bill.
David Lynn (Left), William Hill Head of Sponsorships and Partnerships, Anthony Joshua (Centre), Eddie Hearn, Managing Director of Matchroom Sport (Right) at Trinity House, Tower Hill, London. William Hill announced they are to sponsor of the Bad Intentions card at the O2 on 12 December – featuring Anthony Joshua v Dillian Whyte.
Eddie Hearn, Managing Director of Matchroom Sport, said: “We are delighted to have William Hill Vegas backing ‘Bad Intentions’ on 12 December at the O2. The main event between Joshua and Whyte is the biggest fight of the year in Britain, with two young, hungry and unbeaten Heavyweights with no love lost looking to prove they are the best of British – it’s going to be a fantastic night.”
Alex O’Shaughnessy, Chief Marketing Officer at William Hill, said “Bad Intentions is going to be the biggest British boxing show of the year and we’re delighted to be associated with this highly anticipated sporting event. Vegas is synonymous with the sport of boxing and we believe the William Hill Vegas brand is an ideal fit for our first venture into big time boxing.”
While this is William Hill’s first foray into professional boxing - they are also involved in amateur boxing through their 3-year deal with the Haringey Box Cup – one of Europe’s largest amateur boxing competitions. The Haringey Box Cup brings together young amateur boxers from around the world to compete in a 4 day event at Alexandra Palace.
LATEST ODDS FROM WILLIAM HILL
1/14 Anthony Joshua, 8/1 Dillian Whyte, 33/1 Draw
METHOD OF RESULT:
1/10 Anthony Joshua by KO, TKO or DQ
8/1 Anthony Joshua by Decision or Technical Decision
9/1 Dillian Whyte by KO, TKO or DQ
25/1 Dillian Whyte by Decision or Technical Decision
For more markets please see www.williamhill.com
NOTES TO EDITORS
About William Hill Vegas
Feel the excitement of Vegas while playing William Hill Online Casino games. We bring you the very best that Las Vegas has to offer – the blackjack, the slots, the roulette... everything. Casino games online never seemed so realistic, never seemed so close. You can play on your mobile (android & IOS supported) or online at http://vegas.williamhill.com
About William Hill PLC
William Hill, The Home of Betting, is one of the world’s leading betting and gaming companies, employing around 16,000 people. Founded in 1934, it is the UK's largest bookmaker with around 2,360 licensed betting offices that provide betting opportunities on a wide range of sporting and non-sporting events, gaming on machines and numbers-based products including lotteries. The Group’s Online business (www.williamhill.com) is one of world’s leading online betting and gaming businesses, providing customers with the opportunity to access William Hill's products online, through their smartphone, Apple Watch or tablet, by telephone and by text services. William Hill US was established in June 2012 and provides land-based and mobile sports betting services in Nevada, and is the exclusive risk manager for the State of Delaware’s sports lottery. William Hill Australia (http://www.williamhill.com.au) is one of the largest online betting businesses in Australia after the Group acquired the Sportingbet Australia business in March 2013 and tomwaterhouse.com in August 2013, two of the leading online corporate bookmakers in Australia, offering sports betting products online, by telephone and via mobile devices. William Hill PLC has been listed on the London Stock Exchange since 2002. The Group generates revenues of c£1.6bn a year.