Joshua to make US debut against Miller in New York


According to the Daily Mail, "The Gypsy King" is going to pocket in excess of £20 million for the rematch and in all likelihood, will more than triple the £7 million he took home for the first fight.

The deal is done and unified heavyweight world titleholder Anthony Joshua is coming to the United States. "He's not a name that's been developed in the market here so for me I don't think it's gonna be a great look for him because even Anthony's not that known here in America", Wilder told Talk Sport.

"Jarrell is still an unknown fighter here in America".

But Hearn had issues closing a deal with Whyte, and DAZN was also hoping that Joshua would fight in the it could stream his fight on a Saturday night rather than a late Saturday afternoon as it did when it kicked off its service in the USA for the Povetkin fight.

"AJ has created an incredible "Lion's Den" atmosphere in the United Kingdom and we plan to bring that energy to NY, " said Joshua's promoter, Eddie Hearn.

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

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'The public demand was for the Wilder or Fury fight, but with those set for a rematch ordered by the WBC we were left with the options of Dillian Whyte or Big Baby Miller. "He poses a real threat to dethrone the Heavyweight king in what will undoubtedly be a major global attraction and we are eager to see what will unfold June 1 on DAZN". "We are delighted to be showing this massive occasion on Sky Sports Box Office and our team will provide every step of an enticing build up between these unbeaten Heavyweights".

Miller has also been calling out Joshua, and they got into a heated confrontation at a Matchroom Boxing/DAZN news conference in Chicago in July.

"The World Heavyweight Championship at Madison Square Garden is unlike any setting in the World and we couldn't be more thrilled to host Anthony Joshua and Jarrell Miller", said Joel Fisher, Executive Vice President, MSG Marquee Events.

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. He is on the verge of making history and I am proud to have been there since the beginning.

This is what happened the last time Miller was in the ring in another fight streamed by DAZN. I can't wait to hear Michael Buffer announce, "And the NEW...!"