June 1st Is A Day Of Blockbuster Sporting Events

Jose Verdugo
Febrero 14, 2019

Anthony Joshua will defend his WBA Super, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight world titles against Jarrell Miller on his Stateside debut at Madison Square Garden in NY on Saturday June 1, it was announced on Wednesday.

Granted, Miller was not the first fight for Joshua in terms of choice next up but he certainly doesn't care with the big pay day that's ahead and the opportunity to realize an ambition in becoming heavyweight champion of the world.

Joshua took to his Instagram account Wednesday to announce the exciting news.

After Joshua (22-0, 21 KOs) notched a seventh-round TKO over Alexander Povetkin last September, he hoped to face WBC titleholder Deontay Wilder on April 13 at Wembley Stadium. The 29-year-old now holds the WBA (Super), IBP, WBO, and IBO titles and is best known for his 11th-round TKO of Wladimir Klitschko in April 2017.

Miller (23-0-1, 20 KOs), 30, has steadily worked his way up the ladder and emerged as a top contender. He holds impressive victories over Gerald Washington and Mariusz Wach.

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"It is incredible to be a co-promoter of Jarrell Miller's World title challenge against Anthony Joshua on June 1st streamed live on DAZN", said Greg Cohen of Greg Cohen Promotions. He is 6-feet-4 and in his last bout, a one-sided fourth-round knockout of Bogdan Dinu on November 17 in Mulvane, Kansas, Miller weighed 315.25 pounds.

The fight will be broadcast by DAZN, the streaming service that also has a huge monetary deal with middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez. Now Big Baby will have his chance to fight Joshua. "He wants to announce himself on the American stage but all he's doing is delivering me those belts by hand".

So with Miller as a serious opponent, Hearn's issues with Whyte, and DAZN agreeing to put up additional millions, Joshua came around to the idea of boxing in the United States. It's dog eat dog in the ring and this dog has got a bigger bite.

"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. He can expect a similar atmosphere because thousands of his British fans are expected to travel to NY for the fight. "AJ has created an incredible "Lion's Den" atmosphere in the United Kingdom and we plan to bring that energy to NY on a card that will be stacked with British vs".

Gary Lineker was far from pleased with the dates, though, as a a fight at Madison Square Garden has always been a dream, but he won't be able to attend because of the Champions League final.

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