Published: Sun, February 10, 2019
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Anthony Joshua to make US debut against Jarrell Miller

Anthony Joshua to make US debut against Jarrell Miller

Anthony Joshua's United States of America debut against Jarrell Miller is a "strong possibility" and a NY fight in June could be announced next week, says promoter Eddie Hearn.

And it is understood that Joshua will earn around £25m for his part in the Big Apple clash - which would eclipse the £20m he banked for beating Alexander Povetkin in September.

"Legacy is about creating iconic moments and Joshua in NY is an iconic moment".

But a rematch has fallen through, with Joshua's promoter Hearn revealing why.

If Joshua and Wilder are both triumphant in their fights, a fall showdown between two of the most explosive heavyweights in recent memory, could be inevitable.

It's also a fight that was put together at the last minute following the Wembley April 13th date getting scrapped all together by Joshua after fellow promotional stable boxer Dillian Whyte turned down three offers from him.

And Hearn believes a fight with Miller at "The World's Most Famous Arena" will do wonders for Joshua's legacy.

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.

"It's not just that fight, but also creating a weekend in June for British fight fans to remember for a long time".

DAZN is putting up millions to bring Joshua to the United States for the fight.

DAZN will broadcast the fight, with Hearn, Joshua and Matchroom already signed to the streaming giant.

By having Joshua fight a top challenger on a Saturday night in the U.S., DAZN executives hope to bring in more subscribers one month after Alvarez, who signed a record $365 million deal with the service late past year, will face Daniel Jacobs in a major middleweight world title unification fight on May 4 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Britain's heavyweight champion is pressing ahead with plans for a world title defence against "Big Baby" Miller after Whyte declared that talks were "dead" over a rematch at Wembley.

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