Jarrell Miller's confirmed he's received an offer from Team Anthony Joshua for a June world title fight, and he's responded to the deal.
Anthony Joshua appears to be swerving the Wembley Stadium date for April 13th by taking a fight in the States.
Jarrell Miller, who's under Eddie Hearn's Matchroom USA banner, has been identified as Joshua's opponent for his American debut.
And according to reports, a 'formal offer' has been made.
Sources: Formal offer made to Jarrell "Big Baby" Miller for heavyweight championship fight vs. Anthony Joshua on June 1 at MSG. Sides sit several million dollars apart. The fight would be streamed by DAZN stateside and serve as Joshua's U.S. debut- Mike Coppinger (@MikeCoppinger) January 28, 2019
Industry belief remains that Joshua will head to June 1 U.S. debut vs. Jarrell Miller- Mike Coppinger (@MikeCoppinger) January 29, 2019
The offer on the table wasn't a bad one, either. Well, that's according to the man himself who has revealed the ins-and-outs of the deal.
"I walked up on him, and whispered behind him: 'you're a punk, let's make it happen'."- Sky Sports Boxing (@SkySportsBoxing) July 18, 2018
'Big Baby' had a message for Anthony Joshua in New York! :baby:@anthonyfjoshua and Jarrell Miller in angry confrontation: https://t.co/xI6VxhXIyZ https://t.co/47wwbIDEbA
"There was an offer made earlier today, as a matter of fact," the heavyweight contender said.
"It's just based on whether Dillian Whyte doesn't want the fight. They're [Matchroom Boxing and Whyte] are in the heat of negotiations still.
"They said to me that if they can make a deal with me, they're going to bypass Dillian Whyte and fight me in June. Dillian Whyte might present me with the opportunity, because he wants a certain number."
:white_check_mark: Jarrell Miller has confirmed that he today received an opening offer for the Anthony Joshua fight. The American claims it's "not a bad offer," though he's prioritising legacy over money regardless. [@Ringside73]- Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) January 28, 2019
"It wasn't a bad offer," he added.
"My main thing is getting in the ring and knocking his backside out, and showing I'm the man.
"I'm going to give them a hard time on certain things, but my ultimate goal is being the champion. I'm thinking about legacy first, and the money will come."
Miller isn't really in a position to demand more money considering his status in the heavyweight division.
To put it bluntly, he's not a big name in the U.K or even in the States for that matter.
But he remains the front runner to face Joshua next.
Joshua vs. Miller? Watch this space.
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