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Anthony Joshua's Fight Against Jarrell Miller Confirmed For June 1st

Anthony Joshua's Fight Against Jarrell Miller Confirmed For June 1st

Anthony Joshua will fight in US for the first time on June 1st when he takes on Jarrell 'Baby' Miller in New York at Madison Square Garden.

Anthony Joshua's next defence of his WBA (super), IBF, WBO and IBO titles was originally scheduled to be yet another Wembley date, the 2012 Olympian having already booked the national stadium for April, but the undefeated British heavyweight will now go to America for the first time.

On June 1st AJ will take on fellow undefeated heavyweight Jarrell 'Baby' Miller after Matchroom Boxing finally confirmed the worst kept secret in boxing on Wednesday afternoon:

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Joshua's most recent defence of his title was back in September when he faced Alexander Povetkin in Wembley with the fight being stopped in the seventh round.

The hope after that fight was that he would next fight Deontay Wilder, with fans desperate for the two undefeated titlists to face, but the American instead took on Tyson Fury in December.

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That fight ended in a controversial split decision draw. Fury was twice knocked down, somehow getting up for the 2nd one in the 12th round, but still seemed to be the obvious winner however the judges didn't think so.

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One judge scored a win to Fury but one had it a draw and the third gave the fight to Wilder, meaning the Bronze Bomber kept hold of his WBA title.

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Wilder and Fury will meet in a rematch later this year and that will be announced soon but AJ might still have to wait for his chance to fight the winner.

Dillian Whyte, who was expected to be AJ's next fight, faces Dominic Breazeale for the interim WBC title after the organisation ordered the pair to fight. The winner will be due a title fight against the winner of Wilder and Fury.

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For AJ the chance to fight away from the UK for the first time will be an exciting one and he'll be hoping to put on a good show for his new audience.

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