Anthony Joshua v. Jarrell Miller live on Sky Sports Box Office
Big fight to take place on June 1
Sky Sports Box Office will bring venues another huge night of boxing as Anthony Joshua puts his heavyweight world titles on the line once again, when he makes his long-awaited US debut against Jarrell Miller on 1 June, at the 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,” said Miller.
"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.”
Tracy Harrison, Director of Marketing at Sky Business, said: “We are delighted to be offering our customers the opportunity to show Joshua’s first fight in the US. The Sky Sports team will be providing every step of the enticing build up, giving clubs the chance to attract members into their venues long before the fight starts. The evening has every chance of becoming one of the great sporting occasions, so we encourage venues to start planning and preparing to make it an unmissable night for their members. It’s going to be another exciting chapter in the Joshua story.”
The event is part of a packed month of live sport on Sky Sports that sports fans can enjoy throughout June. The schedule includes live coverage of the ICC Cricket World Cup, the UEFA Nations League Finals, action from Formula 1 and the US Open.