Joshua to make USA debut against Miller in NY

Anthony Joshua The World Boxing Council postponed the purse bid for Deontay Wilder’s rematch with Tyson Fury until yesterday

Anthony Joshua The World Boxing Council postponed the purse bid for Deontay Wilder’s rematch with Tyson Fury until yesterday

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.

Miller - nicknamed "Big Baby" - won 20 of his fights by knockout but Joshua represents a huge step-up in class. "It is a dream come true for Jarrell, but it is exactly what we envisioned and what I promised him when I began working with Jarrell in his second professional fight. He wants to announce himself on the American stage but all he's doing is delivering me those belts by hand". "They went head-to-head for all the wrong reasons last summer [in New York] and next week they will do it again as we get ready for the big buildup for a momentous moment on June 1 at MSG". This is the fight that I've been chasing all my life and on June 1 I'm going to achieve the thing I was born to do and win the Heavyweight Championship of the World.

"I do it to help people but I do not want praise for it, I don't want to be called a do gooder".

The 29-year-old was due to fight at Wembley on April 13 after stopping Alexander Povetkin at the London venue last September, but a potential all-British rematch with Dillian Whyte failed to materialise.

After abandoning plans to fight again at Wembley Stadium on April 13, when Dillian Whyte was expected to be his opponent, he will instead attempt to join the United States market in which rivals Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder have become increasingly influential.

It will be Joshua's first fight in the United States but many fans would have preferred to see him return to action at Wembley, and against a bigger name such as Deontay Wilder or Tyson Fury.

A press conference to officially kick off the Joshua-Miller promotion has been scheduled for Tuesday at Madison Square Garden. New Zealand's Joseph Parker is the only fighter to take Joshua the distance.

Alvarez knocked out Fielding in the third round to win a secondary super middleweight world title on December 15 at Madison Square Garden, where there was a wild crowd of 20,112 on hand. He can expect a similar atmosphere because thousands of his British fans are expected to travel to NY for the fight.

"It's been an eventful few months, but I'm delighted to finally announce that Anthony Joshua will make his American debut at the iconic Madison Square Garden on June 1", said Hearn, Matchroom Boxing's managing director.

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