29-year-old British-Nigerian boxer, Anthony Joshua will be defending his WBA, WBO, IBF, and IBO heavyweight titles in his June 1 slated American debut where he will take on New York’s Jarrell Miller at Madison Square Garden.
Joshua confirmed the fight with Jarrell Miller in a youtube video.
June 1 I’ll be travelling to MSG. New York City, the Big Apple.
I’m there to take a bite out of that and I’ll be competing against Jarrell Miller.
Wembley is so close to my heart, it’s a great spot, a great location. I’ve fought in small halls, I’ve fought in arenas. And it’s been a humbling and a blessing to fight in those stadiums.
But now it’s time for a change. The current state of the division was the undisputed championship of the world.
Myself and [Deontay] Wilder are the current active champions of the world. We were looking to get that fight on April 13 but things happened, boxing politics, I’m sure you guys are aware.
So we had to branch out and look for other options. Miller came up. It’s an exciting fight, he’s an undefeated heavyweight.’
Watch the video below:
Joshua’s opponent Miller who is 30 in his statement also said he will knock out Anthony Joshua when they meet on June 1.
In Miller’s words:
AJ is making a huge mistake coming over here to fight me in my own backyard,” said Miller, undefeated in 24 professional fights.
He wants to announce himself on the American stage but all he’s doing is delivering me those belts by hand. That punk ‘AJ’ is standing in the way of my dreams and on June 1 he’s getting run the hell over.