Boxing promoter, Eddie Hearn believes world champion Anthony will become very popular in the United States after he would have beaten Jarrell Miller to retain his boxing titles.
Joshua who has fought 21 times and won 20 on knockout will face Miller on June 1 at the Madison Sqaure Garden in New York which Hearn says provides the British boxer with the opportunity to warm himself into the hearts of boxing faithfuls in America.
“We tried to make the Deontay Wilder fight [with Joshua]. We tried to make the Dillian Whyte fight. We couldn’t make those to fights,” Hearn said to Fighthype in talking about what led to him making the Joshua vs. Jarrell Miller fight.
“We looked at Jarrell ‘Big Baby’ Miller, a huge personality, undefeated, world ranked, and I was like, ‘Now is the time.’ DAZN obviously put a lot of money up. Madison Square Garden made a major play. Now we’re seven weeks away, and I’m starting to think this was a genius move. You wait to fight week. This is going to be absolutely electric. This place is going to be filled up. There’s going to be 12,000, 13,000 British fans. The atmosphere is going to be incredible,” Hearn said.
Joshua has never ouside the UK since going professional with majority of the arena always filled to capacity. pa
There are however indications that many of these fans won’t mind traveling to America to see him fight Miller notwithstanding the finacial cost.