Heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua will fight in the United Sates for the first time when he defends his IBF, WBA and WBO titles against Jarrell Miller on 1 June.
The bout was confirmed on Wednesday afternoon by the Briton’s promoter Eddie Hearn.
“IT’S OFFICIAL!! @anthonyfjoshua will make his American debut when he defends his WBA,WBO,IBF and IBO World heavyweight titles against @BIGBABYMILLER at the iconic @TheGarden June 1,” he tweeted.
IT’S OFFICIAL!! @anthonyfjoshua will make his American debut when he defends his WBA,WBO,IBF and IBO World heavyweight titles against @BIGBABYMILLER at the iconic @TheGarden June 1 live on @DAZN_USA and @SkySportsBoxing 🇬🇧🇺🇸🔥 pic.twitter.com/6CBQQHBPvN
— Eddie Hearn (@EddieHearn) February 13, 2019
The 29-year-old Joshua will take on Miller at Madison Square Garden in the undefeated American’s home city of New York.
Concise News understands that Miller, with 23 wins and a draw, has never fought for a world title.
“It has been an honour and a blessing to fight at some of the best venues in the world and 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,” Joshua said.
“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.”