Anthony Joshua for the very time will fight outside the United Kingdom as the current Unified heavyweight world titleholder contends with Jarrell ‘Big Baby’ Miller.
The fight that will take place June 1 at Madison Square Garden, New York, was confirmed after their promoters came to terms.
According to sources with the fight, that will be 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.