Promoter Eddie Hearn hinted that the Brit will defend his unified heavyweight titles at Madison Square Garden this summer
Promoter Eddie Hearn has dropped a massive hint suggesting Anthony Joshua’s next opponent will be Jarrell ‘Big Baby’ Miller.
With several top contenders complaining of being low-balled by the heavyweight champion’s team, it seems a fight against the undefeated American beckons for Joshua.
The unified world heavyweight champion has not fought since blasting out Alexander Povetkin in September at Wembley.
Although a unification fight with Deontay Wilder was being lined up for April 13 at the 90,000-seater stadium, the American is set for a rematch with Tyson Fury in the spring.
And rival Dillian Whyte is eyeing up a bout against Dominic Breazeale, meaning Joshua will instead make his US debut at the iconic Madison Square Garden.
Hearn told DAZN: “There’s radio silence from Wilder, Fury we’re talking, Dillian Whyte we’re talking.
“Part of me would love to see Joshua come to the States, you know Miller – he’s creeping into the top five right now, he’s making some noise in America.
“To be a global star at some point you have to fight in America and to see Joshua fill up Madison Square Garden with 21,000-22,000 people – that’s a real statement of intent for a world heavyweight champion, for a Brit especially.
“We will see what happens, I think you’ll get a decision next week.
“For me if [Joshua] can’t get Wilder, Fury or Dillian, he must come to America and Jarrell will be at the front of that queue.
“Don’t be surprised to see Joshua in June against Big Baby Miller in this very building [Madison Square Garden].”
The 300lbs American is undefeated from his 24 fights, with 20 of his 23 wins coming by knockout.
And, although he is not Joshua’s first choice opponent, Hearn revealed the 30-year-old is confident of upsetting the odds against the Brit.
The promoter added: “He’s not Joshua’s first choice, but I know he’s ready. He believes he can beat Joshua.
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“For a unified heavyweight champion to come to New York and beat a New Yorker in his back yard is a hell of a statement.
“Joshua’s 100 per cent focus is to fight Deontay Wilder, if he doesn’t want it we’ll look at other options.”