Heavyweight Champion AJ to make debut in the US vs ‘Big Baby’
The boxing fight will take place at the historic MSG venue Madison Square Garden in New York. Tickets & Information to follow.
Joshua twitted : NYC 4 The W ?? #AJBXNG
Promoter Eddie Hearn said the fight will be exclusively shown on DAZN TV Stream in the US and Sky Box Office in the UK.
Anthony Joshua, who holds the IBO, WBO, WBA and IBF heavyweight titles had planned to defend the belts against rival Dillian Whyte at Wembley Stadium on April 13.
However, the two sides could not agree on the finances, or drug testing conditions.
Joshua posted a video on Youtube and said :
“Good afternoon, evening everyone. June the 1st, I will be travelling to MSG.
“The big apple, i am going to take a bite out of that and competing against Jarrell Miller (Big Baby) for the Heavyweight Championship of the World.
“I’m going to be defending my Titles in New York. Wembley is close to the heart, it’s a great spot, a great location.
“I’ve fought in small halls, i have fought in arenas and it’s been a humbling and a blessing to fight in the stadiums. But now it’s time for the change….
“The current state of the division was the undisputed champion of the world. Myself & Deontay Wilder the current champions. We was looking at getting the fight on in April 13th, but things happen, boxing politics…..
“So we branched out, looked at other options and Jarrell Miller came up. It’s an exciting fight…….”
Watch AJ’s Video on Youtube for more info.
Matchroom Boxing confirms the fight – tweets :
CONFIRMED ???? @anthonyfjoshua defends his World Heavyweight Titles vs @BIGBABYMILLER at the world famous @TheGarden, NYC June 1 live on @SkySports Box Office & @DAZN_USA! ?