Heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua will make his U.S. debut on June 1 at Madison Square Garden in New York, when he puts his perfect record on the line against unbeaten Jarrell Miller of Brooklyn in a matchup that will be streamed live in the U.S. on DAZN.
Joshua (22-0, 21 KOs), defended his World titles with a devastating knockout of dangerous Russian Alexander Povetkin last time out at Wembley Stadium in September in what was the Olympic Champion’s fourth straight stadium fight in front of over 80,000 fans.
Joshua is one of the most popular fighters in the world and has drawn crowds in excess of 80,000 in the U.K. Bringing him to fight for the first time in the U.S. will increase his name recognition here and make him into more of a global superstar. It will also help build a potential unification bout with the Deontay Wilder- Tyson Fury winner.
And now sport’s biggest name will follow in the footsteps of Heavyweight greats such as Joe Louis, Joe Frazier, Evander Holyfield and Muhammad Ali when he crosses the Atlantic to silence Brooklyn’s brash ‘Big Baby’ Miller at “The Mecca of Boxing.”
“June 1st I am heading to The Big Apple and I plan to embrace the culture and leave with an appetite for more,” said Joshua. “I will be fighting Jarrell Miller at the legendary Madison Square Garden. It has been an honor and a blessing to fight at some of the best venues in the World 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. I am looking forward to taking on another challenge with a good boxer & 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.”
— Anthony Joshua (@anthonyfjoshua) February 13, 2019