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Anthony Joshua’s Jarrell Miller fight could be announced on Monday

Anthony Joshua’s fight against American Jarrell Miller in June could be announced as early as Monday with all major terms now agreed

  • All major terms on the June 1 fight at Madison Square Garden have been agreed
  • Jarrell Miller was Anthony Joshua’s fourth option but other fights are unavailable 
  • The fight is set to be Joshua’s first outside the UK as he looks to expand 

Anthony Joshua’s New York showdown with Jarrell Miller could be announced as early as Monday.

All the major terms on the June 1 fight at Madison Square Garden have been agreed, with formal confirmation in the pipeline for the next 48 hours.

It will mark Joshua’s first professional fight outside of the UK and serves to expand his profile in the US market.

All major terms have been agreed for Anthony Joshua's fight against Jarrell Miller on June 1

All major terms have been agreed for Anthony Joshua’s fight against Jarrell Miller on June 1

Miller was initially only fourth on Joshua’s list of preferred targets for his 23rd fight, behind Deontay Wilder, Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte. Wilder and Fury were always long-shot options after their December draw and forthcoming rematch, while talks broke down over a second fight against Whyte, who has hit out over the package he was offered.

That has allowed Miller to pick up a similar payday, which is in the region of £5m, while Joshua is in line to make approximately £20m for the fight.

Miller ranks No 3 with the WBO and No 2 with the WBA after going unbeaten through 24 fights (23 wins, one draw). However he has never faced anyone close to the level of Joshua, the IBF, WBA and WBO champion.

Miller has 23 wins and one draw in his 24 fights, but hasn't fought anyone on Joshua's level yet

Miller has 23 wins and one draw in his 24 fights, but hasn’t fought anyone on Joshua’s level yet

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