Anthony Joshua laughs off the rumours he is ducking main heavyweight rivals

Dillian Whyte wants to fight Deontay Wilder

Dillian Whyte wants to fight Deontay Wilder

The Ring Magazine's Mike Coppinger was first to report the story.

The Telegraph claim an official announcement is expected within the next 48 hours after Eddie Hearn finalised the agreement on Friday.

Joshua, the 2012 Olympic super heavyweight gold medalist, is a man who needs no introduction.

He has never boxed outside of his home country of the United Kingdom, where he is a superstar and has regularly drawn sold-out crowds to stadiums, including a British-record 90,000 at Wembley Stadium in London for his 11th-round knockout of Wladimir Klitschko in 2017 fight.

'It could be Dillian on April 20, Joshua in NY.

But Hearn had issues closing a deal with Whyte, and Joshua also came around to the idea of boxing in the United States.

The 29-year-old is expected to face off against Jarrell "Big Baby" Miller next, after brushing aside Russian Alexander Povetkin in his last bout back in September.

It was widely believed that Joshua was going to take on British rival Dillian Whyte (25-1, 18 KO's) in a rematch on April 13 at Wembley Stadium. Whyte even told the media last month that the offer he had received was "ridiculous".

Promoter Eddie Hearn says there is a "strong possibility" Anthony Joshua will make his American debut against Jarrell Miller in NY. Potential fights against Tyson Fury or Deontay Wilder will not happen until after the pair's rematch, while Dillian Whyte has confirmed a rematch against Joshua will not happen.

"But he's probably fourth behind AJ, Fury and Wilder".

Hearn said: "I would say it is 80 per cent likely that Joshua will fight Miller next".

Despite being the unified heavyweight champion of the world, Joshua has yet to fight in the USA.

Appearing in an Instagram live video with long-term friend "David KD" however, Joshua certainly appeared to have little time for those who doubted him.

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