Anthony Joshua To Fight Jarrell Miller On June 1 At NYC’s Madison Square Garden

Nigeria’s world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua will make his United States debut in a defence of his three world title belts against Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller on June 1. The bout will take place at historic fight venue Madison Square Garden in New York after their management teams and promoters finalised terms on Friday.An official announcement is expected from the two undefeated fighters’ respective promoters Eddie Hearn and Dmitry Salita within the next 48 hours, with the Briton expected to earn in the region of $25 million (£19.3m), with Miller believed to be earning around $7m (£5.41m). Joshua’s debut in the United States will be shown on DAZN, the digital streaming service launched five months ago that has also signed Mexican middleweight star Saul “Canelo” Alvarez on an 11-fight, $365 million deal. DAZN showed the Briton’s seventh-round knockout victory over the Russian Alexander Povetkin last September, but Joshua’s previous contests in the USA have been aired on Showtime.Joshua, who holds the WBO, WBA and IBF heavyweight titles, had been expected to defend the belts against Briton Dillian Whyte at Wembley Stadium on April 13. But the two sides could not agree on the finances, or drug testing conditions. Joshua, undefeated after 22 fights, with twenty-one knockouts, faces 30-year-old Miller, who has also competed at the highest level as a kick-boxer, and is unbeaten himself in 24 boxing contests, with twenty KOs. Miller is ranked No 2 by the WBA and No 4 by the WBO. Joshua will be making a seventh consecutive world defence. Miller, in his last five outings, has beaten four former world title challengers in Gerald Washington, Mariusz Wach, Johann Duhaupas and Tomasz Adamek.Photo Credit: Getty

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