Published: Wed, February 13, 2019
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Heavyweight champ Anthony Joshua to make USA debut against Jarrell Miller

Heavyweight champ Anthony Joshua to make USA debut against Jarrell Miller

After Joshua (22-0, 21 KOs) notched a seventh-round TKO over Alexander Povetkin last September, he hoped to face WBC titleholder Deontay Wilder on April 13 at Wembley Stadium.

A superstar who has routinely sold out stadiums in the United Kingdom - including a British-record of 90,000 at Wembley Stadium in London for his 11th round knockout of Wladimir Klitschko in 2017 - the knock by many boxing pundits on the unified heavyweight champion is that Joshua hadn't fought in the United States and needed to do so in order to become a global star.

Joshua said: "I am heading to the Big Apple and I plan to embrace the culture and leave with an appetite for more".

Joshua is not only coming across the pond, but he will do so to fight in the hometown of the Brooklyn-born Miller.

Multiple Twitter users took to the internet to ask who Miller is, while another demanded to know what "credentials" he has that make him worthy of fighting AJ. "He wants to announce himself on the American stage but all he's doing is delivering me those belts by hand".

Britain's Anthony Joshua has added Joseph Parker's WBO crown to his WBA and IBF heavyweight titles.

A fight against either Amanda Serrano or Cecilia Braekhus would create a huge stir. It's dog-eat-dog in the ring and this dog has got a bigger bite.

He said: 'Myself and Wilder are the current active champions of the world.

Miller (23-0-1, 20 KOs), has been calling for a British scalp ever since he went face-to-face with Joshua during a heated exchange at the launch of DAZN's streaming service in the July a year ago, and the undefeated 300lbs giant is promising to turn AJ's American dream into a living nightmare as he looks to announce himself on the biggest stage of all.

"I do it to help people but I do not want praise for it, I don't want to be called a do gooder". He is a mountain of a man, with an incredible work rate, and he will get the chance to challenge for four world heavyweight belts in his backyard this summer.

Anthony Joshua's announcement that his next fight will be in NY against Jarrell Miller this summer has left a lot of boxing fans feeling shortchanged.

A press conference to officially kick off the Joshua-Miller promotion has been scheduled for Tuesday at Madison Square Garden. He'll be leaving NY empty-handed.

The bout figures to be one of two major heavyweight bouts in the the first half of 2019.

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