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Anthony Joshua to make US debut, defend title against Jarrell 'Big Baby ...


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 “Big Baby” Miller of Brooklyn in a bout that will be streamed live in the U.S. on DAZN.


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.


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


“AJ has created an incredible ‘Lion’s Den’ atmosphere in the UK and we plan to bring that energy to New York on a card that will be stacked with British versus American talent,” said promoter Eddie Hearn, the 2018 Yahoo Sports Man of the Year in boxing.


“When you look at the heavyweight greats that have graced the renowned ‘Mecca of Boxing,’ the names of [Muhammad] Ali, [Joe] Frazier, [Rocky] Marciano and [Mike] Tyson stand firm and June 1 will be a moment when the world will witness AJ’s turn.


Brooklyn’s Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller will challenge for the IBF-WBA-WBO heavyweight title on June 1 when he faces Anthony Joshua at Madison Square Garden in a fight streamed on DAZN.






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