Joshua vs “Big Baby” Miller live on Sky Sports Box Office in UK on June 1
Anthony Joshua will put his heavyweight world titles on the line once again, as he makes his long-awaited US debut against Jarrell Miller on 1 June, at iconic Madison Square Garden.
Live on Sky Sports Box Office, Joshua will head stateside for his 23rd professional fight, and his first since defeating Alexander Povetkin in front of a packed Wembley crowd back in September 2018.
Anthony Joshua said; “It has been an honour 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. I am looking forward to taking on another challenge with a good boxer and a brilliant talker. It will be an exciting fight, I will leave nothing to chance and plan on dismantling Miller in style to make my mark.”
There’s no doubt Miller will try to end Joshua’s 22-0 (21 KO) fight record and has already made bold claims about AJ’s trip across the Atlantic: “AJ is making a huge mistake coming over here to fight me in my own backyard. He wants to announce himself on the American stage but all he’s doing is delivering me those belts by hand. Its dog eat dog in the ring and this dog has got a bigger bite, he’ll be leaving New York empty-handed. This is the fight that I’ve been chasing all my life and on June 1 I’m going to achieve the thing I was born to do and win the Heavyweight Championship of the World. That punk AJ is standing in the way of my dreams and on June 1 he’s getting run the hell over.”
Eddie Hearn, Matchroom Boxing Managing Director added; “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 vs American talent. When you look at the Heavyweight greats that have graced the renowned ‘Mecca of Boxing’, the names of Ali, Frazier, Marciano and Tyson stand firm and 1 June will be a moment when the world will witness AJ’s turn.”
Adam Smith, Head of Sky Sports Boxing, said; “We are delighted to be showing this massive occasion on Sky Sports Box Office and our team will provide every step of an enticing build up. Every boxer wants to conquer America and the time has come for AJ at the iconic Madison Square Garden. It’s been the home of countless classics, from Ali v Frasier to the controversial bout that was called a draw between Evander Holyfield and Lennox Lewis 20 years ago. It’s another chapter in the Joshua story.”
Miller earned his shot at Joshua with successive wins over former world title challengers Gerald Washington, Mariusz Wach, Johann Duhaupas and Tomasz Adamek.
He followed this up with another win against Bogdan Dinu in four rounds, to claim the interim NABA Heavyweight title. Now, Miller returns to his home city to fulfil a lifelong dream of fighting for the World Heavyweight crown.
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Anthony Joshua’s New York fight against Jarrell Miller has been confirmed and William Hill, for whom Joshua is global ambassador, make him 1/8 favourite to emerge victorious. His opponent is 9/2 to win the bout and it is 25/1 to end in a draw.
AJ is expected to wow the crowd in his first fight outside the UK as a professional and he is odds-on at 8/15 to win the fight by knockout and 9/4 to do so by decision.
“In his first foray outside the UK, AJ is expected to bag a victory and it could well be over in a New York minute,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.
William Hill odds:
Bout betting: 1/8 Anthony Joshua; 9/2 Jarrell Miller; 25/1 draw
Method of result: 8/15 AJ by KO, TKO or DQ; 9/4 AJ by decision or technical decision; 13/2 Jarrell Miller by KO, TKO or DQ; 14/1 Jarrell Miller by decision or technical decision
Anthony Joshua: 16/1 round 1; 14/1 round 2; 11/1 round 3; 10/1 round 4, 5, 6, 7, 8; 11/1 round 9; 14/1 round 10; 18/1 round 11; 22/1 round 12
Jarrell Miller: 80/1 round 1; 66/1 round 2; 50/1 round 3, 4, 5, 6; 66/1 round 7, 8; 80/1 round 9, 10, 11; 100/1 round 12
JOSHUA VS. MILLER TICKET SALES ANNOUNCEMENT
Important information for fight fans on tickets for the New York blockbuster
Tickets for Anthony Joshua’s long-awaited American debut against Jarrell Miller at Madison Square Garden in New York on June 1 will be available to purchase from this Friday!
Madison Square Garden Pre-Sale begins at Midday ET (5pm GMT) on Friday 15th February via Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.com)
Fight Pass Pre-Sale begins at Midday GMT (7am ET) on Monday 18th February via StubHub (www.stubhub.com)
General Sale tickets are on sale at Midday ET (5pm GMT) on Tuesday 19th February via Madison Square Garden and StubHub (www.stubhub.com)
Tickets can be purchased at the Madison Square Garden Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster charge by phone (866-858-0008) and online at www.ticketmaster.com or www.MSG.com.
Official Ticket and Travel Packages, including the opportunity to travel on the Official Charter Plane, are available to purchase via Sportsworld (www.sportsworld.co.uk) Prices start at £1,095. Reserve your seat today.
Tickets are priced, $106, $156, $206, $306, $406, $506, $756, $1,006, $1,256 and $2,506 plus applicable booking fees.
Wheelchair seats, companion seats, aisle seats and Assistive Listening Devices are available to purchase by calling 212-465-6034