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When is Anthony Joshua’s next fight?

There has been much speculation as to when England’s Anthony Joshua, who holds the WBA/WBO/IBF/IBO heavyweight belts, will have his next fight.

There have been reports that he will defend the belts in a return match with Jamaican-born Dillian Whyte (25-1; 18), who is based in England, at the Wembley Stadium in England on April 13.

Whyte’s only loss came against Joshua (22-0; 21) in December 2015 and he has won nine fights since then, with outstanding wins over Dereck Chisora on two occasions, Robert Hellenius (25-1), Lucas Browne (25-0), and former WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker (24-1).

It now appears that this fight will not happen as there is talk of Joshua making his American debut against Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller on 1 June at Madison Square Garden in New York.

The 30-year-old Miller (23-0-1; 20), who was born in Brooklyn, New York, made his pro debut in July 2009, and the only blot on his record is a four-round draw against Joey Dawejko with scores of 37-37 on all three judge’s scorecards.

Miller would have got the decision if two points had not been deducted for pushing.

It has been reported that promoter Eddie Hearn has offered Miller, who weighs in the region of 136kg, a multi-million dollar payday even though there are still negotiations with Whyte for a rematch in the United Kingdom.

Joshua would go into the fight as the favourite against Miller, but the fight that boxing fans want is the winner of the return WBC title fight between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder, which is scheduled to take place later in the year.

Many pundits are of the opinion that Fury has the beating of both Wilder and Joshua.


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