Respected ESPN boxing journalist Dan Rafael has reported that terms have now been agreed between heavyweight champion from the UK Anthony Joshua and New York’s Jarrell ‘Big Baby’ Miller to fight on June 1st in the United States.
It’s news that we kind of knew all week really and a fight that most expect to happen at the iconic Madison Square Garden.
It’s also news since initially mooted that hasn’t set the world on fire to put it mildly.
Following Dan’s story boxing fans are not pleased about it in general:
Obviously this isn’t the fight that boxing fans wanted to see Joshua in at all.
Sure, everyone wants to see him fight either Tyson Fury or Deontay Wilder but we’re just going to have to wait for that.
It’s also a fight that was put together at the last minute following the Wembley April 13th date getting scrapped all together by Joshua after fellow promotional stable boxer Dillian Whyte turned down three offers from him.
To be fair to Joshua though, although it’s a fight that he should win quite easily, at least he’s leaving the UK to defend his belts and the argument that he just boxes in the UK can’t be levelled at him anymore.
All in all, pretty underwhelming news.
Attention is now on when the Wilder vs Fury rematch will be announced after their dramatic battle back in December that capture people’s attention and ignited the heavyweight division in the US particularly again.