Anthony Joshua will put his heavyweight world titles on the line once again, as he makes his US debut against Jarrell Miller on June 1st at Madison Square Garden.
Live on Sky Sports Box Office, Joshua will head stateside for his 23rd professional fight, and his first since defeating Alexander Povetkin at Wembley Stadium in September 2018.
Adam Smith, Head of Sky Sports Boxing, said; “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. Every boxer wants to conquer America and the time has come for AJ at the iconic Madison Square Garden. It’s been the home of countless classics, from Ali v Frasier to the controversial bout that was called a draw between Evander Holyfield and Lennox Lewis 20 years ago. It’s another chapter in the Joshua story.”
Miller earned his shot at Joshua with successive wins over former world title challengers Gerald Washington, Mariusz Wach, Johann Duhaupas and Tomasz Adamek. He followed this up with another win against Bogdan Dinu in four rounds, to claim the interim NABA Heavyweight title. Now, Miller returns to his home city to fulfil a lifelong dream of fighting for the World Heavyweight crown.
Joshua commented: “It has been an honour and a blessing to fight at some of the best venues in the world at home in the UK, not least Wembley Stadium, but the time has come to head across the Atlantic and defend my Heavyweight titles in the USA. I am looking forward to taking on another challenge with a good boxer and a brilliant talker. It will be an exciting fight, I will leave nothing to chance and plan on dismantling Miller in style to make my mark.”