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Anthony Joshua close to confirming debut fight in USA

Promoter Eddie Hearn has suggested that Anthony Joshua’s USA debut against Jarell Miller is close to be confirmed and could be held at Madison Square Garden.

“Looking at the Miller fight,’ Hearn told Sky Sports News. “New York is something that we didn’t expect, but as we talk more about it, as we speak to great venues like Madison Square Garden, it’s starting to sound quite special.

“Not just that fight, but also creating a weekend in June for British fight fans to remember for a long time. We’re stacking the card with major championship fights for the young British talent, for established British talent as well. We’re not done with Jarrell Miller. We have deep talks progressing now. There is no deal yet, but right now, that looks like a strong possibility.”

Hearn also elaborated on Whyte’s next fight, likely to be in London in April.

“April 20 looks like it could be Dillian Whyte at The O2 Arena, obviously if they don’t fight,” said Hearn.

“It could be Dillian on April 20, Joshua in New York. Still, a long way to go. Plenty of twists and turns left. There was a clock ticking for Wembley. I think we can rule that out of the equation right now, but June 1 is some weeks away, but obviously, we want to get it announced. AJ wants to know what he’s doing, and hopefully by end of this week, the weekend, we could be in a position to announce his next fight.”

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