It hasn’t been a good PR week for heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua or his promoter Eddie Hearn after it was announced that knockout artist Joshua would take on fringe contender Jarrell Miller next up.
The bout will take place on June 1st at the iconic Madison Square Garden in New York.
The bottom line though is the fight is happening and at least Joshua is leaving home comforts in the UK to go to the US to fight to be fair to him.
The ticket prices have been formally released now and like the whole event so far, they’ve gone down like a sack of spuds with fight fans so far:
You could almost see Joshua’s disappointment himself when he announced the fight.
He even mentioned that he tried to get the Wilder fight but blamed ‘politics in boxing’.
With the amount of heat this Miller fight has come in for already it can only exceed expectations at this point, which, happens a lot in boxing to be fair in a sport where underdogs can pull surprises more frequently than other sports.
There’s literally zero pressure on Miller now.
Expect him to fight out of his skin accordingly.
Joshua for his part must guard against over confidence particularly with big fights later in the year looming.