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Showtime signs Anthony Joshua, boosting heavyweights' revival

Showtime signs Anthony Joshua, boosting heavyweights' revival

In a deal that signals the resurgence of boxing’s heavyweight division, Showtime and unbeaten new heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua of England announced a multi-fight agreement Wednesday.

Joshua, 26, will open the deal June 25 when he makes the first defense of his International Boxing Federation belt against unbeaten Southland heavyweight Dominic Breazeale at London’s O2 Arena.

Later that night on CBS, Showtime will present the World Boxing Assn. welterweight title fight between Keith Thurman and Shawn Porter and the WBA featherweight title bout between champion Jesus Cuellar and Hawaiian Gardens’ former three-division world champion Abner Mares...

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