Joshua backed to replicate 'Woods effect'

Britain's Anthony Joshua (R) throws a punch at Ukraine's Wladimir Klitschko during the fourth round of their IBF, IBO and WBA, world Heavyweight title fight at Wembley Stadium in north west London on April 29, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Ben STANSALL

Heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua can be a "flag-bearer" for boxing in the way Tiger Woods was for golf, according to one of Britain's top sports promoters. Joshua was widely acclaimed for his 11th-round win over Wladimir Klitschko in a bout on Saturday. "All sports need flag-bearers," said Barry Hearn, the chairman of Matchroom Sport. "The Joshua effect is similar to the Tiger Woods effect in golf." 

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