Tuesday, 23 July, 2019

Anthony Joshua close to confirming fight in U.S. against Jarrell Miller

Dillian Whyte has switched attention to an April fight at The O2 Dillian Whyte has switched attention to an April fight at The O2
Cary Erickson | 10 February, 2019, 20:07

According to sources with the fight, that will be stream on DAZN in the United States is not yet finalized.

Anthony Joshua's US debut against Jarrell Miller is a "strong possibility" and a NY fight in June could be announced next week, says promoter Eddie Hearn. He regularly draws sold-out crowds, including a British-record 90,000 at Wembley Stadium in London for his electrifying 11th-round knockout of all-time great Wladimir Klitschko in the 2017 fight of the year.

And it is understood that Joshua will earn around £25m for his part in the Big Apple clash - which would eclipse the £20m he banked for beating Alexander Povetkin in September.

Making reference to the recent claims from Joshua's bitter rival Dillian Whyte that Joshua has also been ducking a rematch with the Brixton man, KD joked: "You're scared of fighting somebody you already knocked out!"

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Despite being the unified heavyweight champion of the world, Joshua has yet to fight in the USA. 'April 20 looks like it could be Dillian Whyte at The O2 Arena, obviously if they don't fight, ' said Hearn. He had never shown much interest in leaving his home country - where he generates tens of millions of dollars for every fight. 'Looking at the Miller fight, ' Hearn told Sky Sports News. Joshua was ringside and clearly enjoyed the electric atmosphere.

"It's not just that fight, but also creating a weekend in June for British fight fans to remember for a long time".

Everyone has been eagerly anticipating Joshua's next fight after five months out of action.

NY will be the heart of heavyweight boxing this spring and early summer with Joshua-Miller taking place at Madison Square Garden and the expected rematch between titleholder Deontay Wilder and lineal champion Tyson Fury likely to take place in April or May at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.