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, it can be revealed.
Unified heavyweight world titleholder Anthony Joshua and top contender Jarrell ‘Big Baby’ Miller will meet on June 1 at Madison Square Garden, New York, after their promoters came to terms, multiple sources with knowledge of the specifics told ESPN on Friday.
The fight, which will stream on DAZN in the United States, is not yet finalized. But there are no material issues holding things up and the paperwork is expected to be signed at any time, a source said, with an official announcement of the bout coming as soon as Monday.
Joshua promoter Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Boxing, which has a long-term deal with DAZN, and Miller’s co-promoters, Greg Cohen and Dmitry Salita, have been working for the past few weeks on the fight that will mark the United States debut of Joshua.
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.