The Winner of Wilder vs. Fury is Anthony Joshua’s Next Fight? | BELOW THE BELT with Brendan Schaub

Brendan on what we learned from Anthony Joshua vs. Alexander Povetkin, why it wasn’t popular, and why Joshua must face the winner of Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury.

BELOW THE BELT explores the intersection of combat sports and pop culture through the eyes of former fighter, comedian and red carpet host Brendan Schaub. The program discusses the latest news in combat sports and pop culture, with Schaub delivering candid thoughts in his unique and unfiltered style. Below the Belt features interviews with the biggest names in combat sports and entertainment, road trips, fight camp visits, sketches, animation and pop-culture spoofs.


  1. Showtime viewing figures in the USA
    Wilder vs Ortiz – average 1.1m viewers streamed live.
    Joshua vs Parker – average 346k live and 430k for the replay, total 776k but could be some overlap from viewers that watched both.

    A Brit and a Kiwi with nearly as much pull as an American and a Cuban in a population of 325m. Considering there's approximately 2.5m Cubans in the USA for Ortiz, those are not great figures.

    Regarding Canelo v GGG; there's 36m Mexicans in the USA (not far off the 55m English in the UK) and yet Joshua v Povetkin still sold more on PPV in a country of 250m fewer citizens.

    And finally… 4.3m people in the US each paid $90-100 to watch Mayweather beat McGregor.


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