Joshua to face Jarrell Miller in June NOT Wilder or Fury

Eddie Hearn hinted that the Brit will defend his unified heavyweight titles at Madison Square Garden
21 January 2019

Eddie Hearn has hinted that Anthony Joshua's next fight will be Jarrell 'Huge Baby' Miller.

With a few best contenders grumbling of being low-balled by the heavyweight champion's group, it appears a battle with the undefeated American makes sense for Joshua.

Joshua has not forght since beating Alexander Povetkin in September at Wembley.

A unification battle with Deontay Wilder was being arranged for April 13 at the 90,000-seater arena, but the American is set for a rematch with Tyson Fury in the spring.

As well as this Dillian Whyte is looking at up a fight against Dominic Breazeale, which means Joshua will rather make his US debut while he is waiting in the wings.

Hearn told DAZN: “There’s radio silence from Wilder, Fury we’re talking, Dillian Whyte we’re talking.

“Part of me would love to see Joshua come to the States, you know Miller – he’s creeping into the top five right now, he’s making some noise in America.

“To be a global star at some point you have to fight in America and to see Joshua fill up Madison Square Garden with 21,000-22,000 people – that’s a real statement of intent for a world heavyweight champion, for a Brit especially.

“We will see what happens, I think you’ll get a decision next week.

“For me if [Joshua] can’t get Wilder, Fury or Dillian, he must come to America and Jarrell will be at the front of that queue.

“Don’t be surprised to see Joshua in June against Big Baby Miller in this very building [Madison Square Garden].”

The 300lbs American is undefeated from his 24 battles, with 20 of his 23 wins stopping by knockout.

Furthermore, in spite of the fact that he isn't Joshua's first decision, Hearn said “He’s not Joshua’s first choice, but I know he’s ready. He believes he can beat Joshua.

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