Anthony Joshua’s heavily rumoured showdown with American Jarrell Miller is expected to be announced “within a few days”, says Head of Sky Boxing Adam Smith.
“Now is the moment to strike Stateside, I think it’s going to be the beginning of another successful part of AJ’s global career.
“It looks all set for early June in New York. There are a few details to be finalised on the contract; I don’t think we are there yet, but I’d love Joshua versus Miller at Madison Square Garden in the summer.
“Anthony Joshua’s great American debut is a fantastic story. Jarrell Miller can certainly talk, but can he walk the walk? He’s undefeated, so it will be great to see,” said Smith.
Multiple offers were reportedly made to Dillian Whyte and Tyson Fury for a huge domestic dust-up at Wembley Stadium. Both Brits, however, were unhappy with their split of the proceeds, clearing the path for Miller’s maiden World title shot.
Whyte dismissed his derisory offer and reportedly flew to Las Vegas to meet Al Haymon, who oversees the career of heavyweight rival Deontay Wilder.
The rumour mill churned as the ‘Bodysnatcher’ stated his promotional agreement with Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Sport is “on a fight-by-fight basis” forcing Smith to put in a call to the West Coast.
“I was straight on the phone to him and he said Adam, I promise you, I’m a Sky fighter. I want to be a Sky fighter. He was obviously invited over, but we want Dillian closer to home; we will get Dillian closer to home, watch this space,” concluded the commentator.
Whyte enhanced his profile last year with three solid victories over Lucas Browne, Joseph Parker and fellow Londoner Derek Chisora. April 20 is being touted as the Brixton man’s next outing, the same night that Amir Khan bids to upset the odds against WBO World welterweight champion Terence Crawford in New York.
Article by: Marc Gatford