Big Apple bout for Joshua

13 February 2019 10:22:32 EST

Anthony Joshua has said that the time is right to fight in the USA after it was confirmed that he will take on Jarrell Miller in New York on 1st June.

The 29-year-old will be defending his IBF, WBA and WBO world heavyweight titles at Madison Square Garden against Miller, who has won 23 and drawn one of his 24 bouts.

Miller, who has never fought for a world title before, weighed 22st 7lbs in his last contest.

Joshua said: "I am heading to the Big Apple and I plan to embrace the culture and leave with an appetite for more.

"It has been an honour and a blessing to fight at some of the best venues in the world and 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 and 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."

Joshua had been hoping that his next fight would be at Wembley but has had to change his plans because Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder are set for a rematch and Dillian Whyte rejected the opportunity to fight him in London in April.

Joshua is 1/12 to beat Miller while Fury is 8/11 to get the better of Wilder.

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