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Anthony Joshua announces NY world title fight

14 February 2019

Heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua will make his USA debut on June 1 at Madison Square Garden in NY, when he puts his flawless record on the line against unbeaten Jarrell "Big Baby" Miller of Brooklyn in a bout that will be streamed live in the US on DAZN.

"It has been an honour and a blessing to fight at some of the best venues in the world at home in the United Kingdom, not least Wembley Stadium, but the time has come to head across the Atlantic and defend my Heavyweight titles in the U.S.", said Joshua. Fans can get a free one-month trial, and if they time it correctly, it'll be possible to watch the Alvarez-Jacobs fight on May 4 and the Joshua-Miller bout on June 1 without having to pay a dime.

The 30-year-old will nearly certainly be the heaviest opponent Joshua has faced as a professional having weighed 22st 7lbs in his last contest. The 29-year-old now holds the WBA (Super), IBP, WBO, and IBO titles and is best known for his 11th-round TKO of Wladimir Klitschko in April 2017.

Since the incident, Miller (23-0-1, 20 KOs) has scored two knockout victories over Tomasz Adamek and Bogdan Dinu. The last time Miller weighed under 290 was on November 11, 2017, when he defeated Mariusz Wach while weighing 283.25, which is 39.25 pounds more than Joshua's career high of 254. In his last fight, Miller knocked out then-undefeated Bogdan Dinu in the fourth round on November 17. "The legacy of Heavyweights at "The Mecca of Boxing" that began with the likes of John L. Sullivan, Gene Tunney, "Jersey" Joe Wolcott, Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, Joe Louis, Evander Holyfield, Wladimir Klitschko and Lennox Lewis will continue when Joshua and Miller step into the famed Garden ring in front of a packed house on June 1". "He wants to announce himself on the American stage but all he's doing is delivering me those belts by hand". He'll be leaving NY empty-handed.

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'I think it was of a lack of the fights we wanted in the UK.

Promoter Eddie Hearn turned to Miller after he was unable to reach a deal for a rematch between Joshua and Dillian Whyte.

Alvarez knocked out Fielding in the third round to win a secondary super middleweight world title on December 15 at Madison Square Garden, where there was a wild crowd of 20,112 on hand. He can expect a similar atmosphere because thousands of his British fans are expected to travel to NY for the fight.

Gary Lineker was far from pleased with the dates, though, as a a fight at Madison Square Garden has always been a dream, but he won't be able to attend because of the Champions League final. Their sequel, which is close to being finalized, is likely to take place on April 27 or May 18.

Anthony Joshua announces NY world title fight