666Bet to Sponsor Joshua Bakhtov Heavyweight Title Fight

September 22, 2014

Olympic gold medallist Anthony Joshua first fight against Dennis Bakhtov will be sponsored by 666Bet after the online bookmaker signed a deal with Matchroom Boxing.

The WBC International Heavyweight title takes place as part of Matchroom’s ‘Moment of Truth’ event at London’s 02 Arena on Tuesday 11th October.

666Bet will have their logo displayed in around the ring, ed including on the centre canvas and the two fighter corner posts, symptoms as well as on all event artwork, anabolics backdrops and media day training rings.

Barry Martin, CEO of 666Bet.com, said: “After our first taste of boxing, sponsoring July’s ‘Fight For The Right’ event in Manchester, we were really keen to support another sensational boxing card.

“We’re extremely excited to bring fans Anthony Joshua’s first ever title fight, a match-up which could prove to be historic in the context of this young heavyweight prospect’s career.

“It’s been a productive few months here at 666Bet, having only launched just before the World Cup. We’re now the proud shirt sponsors of Leyton Orient, as well as official betting partners of both Leicester City and West Bromwich Albion, and we see boxing as an important sport in our sponsorship strategy.”

Joshua has won all of his first eight professional fights by knockout, with his bout against Konstantin Airich last Saturday being the first time he’d been taken to the third round.