Anthony Joshua
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Unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua makes his long-awaited U.S. debut against Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller on Saturday, June 1 at Madison Square Garden.

Jason Leach

At long last, IBF, WBO, and WBA heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua (22-0, 21 KOs) makes his long-awaited debut in the United States when he defends his titles on Saturday, June 1 at Madison Square Garden against Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller (23-0-1, 20 KOs).

The fight can be seen live on DAZN in the U.S and on Sky Sports Box Office in the United Kingdom.

The last time we saw Joshua in the ring was in September when he defeated Alexander Povetkin via a seventh-round TKO in Wembley Stadium in England.

Joshua is excited to finally make his U.S debut at the world’s most famous arena.


“June 1, I am heading to The Big Apple and I plan to embrace the culture and leave with an appetite for more. 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.”

Joshua and Miller got into a heated verbal exchange in July at a DAZN event in New York City. 11 months after their first face off, they’ll meet in the ring to settle their differences.

The 30-year-old Miller is a native of Brooklyn, New York, last fought in November when he knocked out Bogdan Dinu in the fourth round at the Kansas Star Arena in Kansas.

Now, Miller is looking to shock and become heavyweight champion of the world.

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“AJ is making a huge mistake coming over here to fight me in my own backyard,” said Miller. He wants to announce himself on the American stage but all he’s doing is delivering me those belts by hand. Its 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 and 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.”

With a combined 41 knockouts between them, it’s safe to say that it’s unlikely well need the judges to determine the winner in this fight, because someone is getting knocked out.

This promises to be an entertaining fight for however long it last.

Tickets go on sale this Friday, Feb. 15 at Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.com).

Tickets can also be purchased at the Madison Square Garden Box Office, and all Ticketmaster locations, Ticketmaster charge by phone (866-858-0008), and at www.MSG.com.


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