Heavyweight champ Anthony Joshua to make USA debut against Jarrell Miller

Heavyweight champ Anthony Joshua to make USA debut against Jarrell Miller

According to The Mirror, Joshua, who now holds three of the four major championships in boxing - the IBF title since 2016, the WBA (Super) title since 2017, and the WBO title since 2018 and also the IBO title since 2017, will take on Miller at Madison Square Garden on June 1.

The 30-year-old will nearly certainly be the heaviest opponent Joshua has faced as a professional having weighed 22st 7lbs in his last contest. "It will be an exciting fight; I will leave nothing to chance and plan on dismantling Miller in style to make my mark".

This is what happened the last time Miller was in the ring in another fight streamed by DAZN. In his last fight, Miller knocked out then-undefeated Bogdan Dinu in the fourth round on November 17.

Promoter Eddie Hearn turned to Miller after he was unable to reach a deal for a rematch between Joshua and Dillian Whyte. The last time Miller weighed under 290 was on November 11, 2017, when he defeated Mariusz Wach while weighing 283.25, which is 39.25 pounds more than Joshua's career high of 254.

A superstar who has routinely sold out stadiums in the United Kingdom - including a British-record of 90,000 at Wembley Stadium in London for his 11th round knockout of Wladimir Klitschko in 2017 - the knock by many boxing pundits on the unified heavyweight champion is that Joshua hadn't fought in the United States and needed to do so in order to become a global star.

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"A new chapter for our brilliant World King Anthony Joshua as he looks to light up America for the first time against New York's brash, big hitting Jarrell Miller", said Adam Smith, Head of Sky Sports Boxing.

Miller has also been calling out Joshua, and they got into a heated confrontation at a Matchroom Boxing/DAZN news conference in Chicago in July.

Joshua announced his next fight on Wednesday, which means his Wembley fight date in April is now axed. "That punk AJ is standing in the way of my dreams and on June 1 he's getting run the hell over".

Huge news for him - no doubt about it.

Brooklyn's Jarrell "Big Baby" Miller will challenge for the IBF-WBA-WBO heavyweight title on June 1 when he faces Anthony Joshua at Madison Square Garden in a fight streamed on DAZN. There will be a significant public demand for the winners to fight each other for the undisputed title, especially if Joshua and Wilder emerge with their titles intact.

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