ANTHONY JOSHUA has confirmed he’ll defend his WBO, WBA and IBF heavyweight titles towards Jarrell ‘Massive Child’ Miller on June 1.
The 29-year-old will struggle away from the UK for the primary time as he seems to take a chew out of ‘The Massive Apple’ at New York’s Madison Sq. Backyard.
AJ had Wembley Stadium booked for April 13 as he chased a bout towards Deontay Wilder, however the American has been ordered by the WBC to face Tyson Fury in a rematch.
Joshua can be a heavy favorite towards the Brooklyn brawler, who has racked up 23 wins out of 24 fights, with 20 victories coming by the use of knockout.
Addressing the struggle to followers, the Olympics gold medallist mentioned: “I’m going to be defending my heavyweight titles at MSG aka Madison Sq. Gardens towards a fighter named Jarrell Miller aka Massive Child Miller.
“You understand the state of the heavyweight division is filled with boxing politics however you know the way it goes I’ve simply acquired to roll with the punches.”
Whereas on his YouTube channel, he added: “The time has come to move throughout the Atlantic and defend my heavyweight titles within the USA.
“I’m trying ahead to taking over one other problem with a very good boxer and a superb talker.
“It will likely be an thrilling struggle, I’ll go away nothing to likelihood, and plan on dismantling Miller in fashion to make my mark.”
Whereas Miller is adamant he’ll shock the world in the summertime, as he branded his rival as a “punk”.
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He said: “AJ is making a huge mistake coming over here to fight me in my own backyard.
“He wants to announce himself on the American stage, but all he’s doing is delivering me those belts by hand. It’s dog eat dog in the ring and this dog has got a bigger bite. He’ll be leaving New York empty-handed.
“This is the fight that I’ve been chasing all my life. On June 1, I’m going to achieve the thing I was born to do and win the heavyweight championship of the world.
“That punk AJ is standing in the way of my dreams and on June 1 he’s getting run the hell over.”
Dillian Whyte had been mooted as a possible option to face Joshua after his stunning KO win against Dereck Chisora, but he is now set to face former world title challenger Dominic Breazeale.