Jarrell ‘Big Baby’ Miller might face Anthony Joshua later this year, according to the American heavyweight contender’s promoter.
Miller has been on Joshua’s radar for some time after promoter Dmitriy Salita struck up a deal with Matchroom boss Eddie Hearn.
Joshua, the unified world heavyweight champion has a Wembley Stadium date on April 13 and had hopes for an undisputed heavyweight title showdown with WBC champion Deontay Wilder but negotiations with have been slow and the American signalled his intent to rematch Tyson Fury.
According to WBN, Salita, who co-promotes Miller with Matchroom’s Eddie Hearn, addressed the ongoing rumors regarding Joshua and Miller’s chances of challenging for the title later in the year.
“Eddie and I have a great working relationship. We have discussed this possibility for some time now. I believe the fight will happen at the right time,” Salita told World Boxing News. “Jarrell is America’s best heavyweight. And I believe best in the world!
“Joshua already knocked out Dillian Whyte. So while it may be an interesting fight in the UK, I don’t know the interest for it in world boxing terms.
“Miller vs Joshua is one of the biggest fights in boxing. I am confident it will happen at the right time. If it’s Joshua’s next fight I don’t know, that’s up to him.”
Joshua beat Joseph Parker last year, adding the WBO title to his collection alongside the WBA Super and IBF belts, before knocking out Alexander Povetkin. But with Joshua’s team and Wilder’s team failing to find common ground, Dillian Whyte’s victory over Dereck Chisora has put him in position at a shot at revenge over Joshua after his knockout defeat in 2015.