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Hearn: Jarrell Miller is a Tough Fight For Joshua, It Won't Be Easy

Eddie Hearn, promoter for IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua, expects a very tough fight when his man collides in the ring with undefeated contender Jarrell Miller.

A deal is nearly complete for Miller to challenge Joshua on June 1 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

The bout would see Joshua, who's exclusively fought in the UK, make his debut in the American market.

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Hearn believes the fight will further build a mega-fight unification with WBC world champion Deontay Wilder.

The contest with Wilder was being discussed last year, but their negotiations fell through.

Wilder instead faced Tyson Fury - and they fought to a controversial twelve round split draw in December at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

The two big heavyweights are now going to collide in a rematch in the coming months.

But in order for Joshua to face the winner, he must go through Miller to make that happen.

"It is looking like Jarrell Miller,” Hearn said to Boxing News.

"Miller is hardly a household name, not in America and certainly not in Britain. But the money on offer for Joshua to fight him will still be massive. If we can’t deliver the fight that we want to deliver here [in the UK], it’s a great to go and break the US market. I think what he’ll do over there will be incredible.

"I think he’ll be huge over there and I think it will build a potential fight, if Wilder wins, makes that fight even bigger and we know how big [Tyson] Fury [against] Joshua is here anyway. I just think it’s a great move for him and I think it’s a tough fight, I really do. Over there new experience, new ring, new canvas, new commission, all this kind of stuff. It’s not going to be easy."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Froch_uppercut on 02-09-2019

[QUOTE=DreamFighter;19489452]he got a title shot for smashing out 40something national champ? AJ is letting it slide, he was doing a good job but this is terrible.[/QUOTE] Two fights ago is a long time in hw championship boxing. And theres not…

Comment by BM dnobagaV on 02-06-2019

[QUOTE=mlac;19492893]AJ couldnt hurt Parker once, couldnt stop a tiny Takam (joke of a stoppage) but hes going to stop a 300 lb man mountain of a man in 2 rounds? :lol1:[/QUOTE] Joshua is game planning for a quick body shot…

Comment by mlac on 02-06-2019

[QUOTE=BM dnobagaV;19492819]Joshua KO2[/QUOTE] AJ couldnt hurt Parker once, couldnt stop a tiny Takam (joke of a stoppage) but hes going to stop a 300 lb man mountain of a man in 2 rounds? :lol1:

Comment by BM dnobagaV on 02-06-2019

Joshua KO2

Comment by ThomasJK on 02-06-2019

Joshua gonna fund out the hard way when “Miller Time” shuts him down. BB is a juggernaut that will constantly pressure and abuse the champ. This will be a long fight for AJ and he will be very lucky to…

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