Anthony Joshua to defend title against ‘Big Baby’ on same day with UEFA CL Final

Anthony Joshua will be defending his title against Jarell Miller on June 1, the same day the UEFA Champions League final will be taking place. The fight which will hold in New York will be Joshua’s first out of England since emerging world heavyweight champion.

The fight will be happening after Anthony Joshua failed to seal a fight with Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury.

The WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO champion will now be facing Jarell Miller who is undefeated as a professional boxer.

In a social media post, Anthony Joshua said:

‘June 1 I’ll be travelling to MSG. New York City, the Big Apple,’

‘I’m there to take a bite out of that and I’ll be competing against Jarrell Miller

‘Wembley is so close to my heart, it’s a great spot, a great location. I’ve fought in small halls, I’ve fought in arenas. And it’s been a humbling and a blessing to fight in those stadiums.

‘But now it’s time for a change. The current state of the division was the undisputed championship of the world.

‘Myself and [Deontay] Wilder are the current active champions of the world. We were looking to get that fight on April 13 but things happened, boxing politics, I’m sure you guys are aware.

‘So we had to branch out and look for other options. Miller came up. It’s an exciting fight, he’s an undefeated heavyweight.’

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