By Chisanga Malata
Anthony Joshua is scheduled to fight at the home of English football on April 13.
However, the WBA (Super), WBO, IBF and IBO heavyweight champion doesn’t have an opponent for his latest outing.
Speculation has been rife as to whom he’ll face in his 23rd professional outing as a unification bout with WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder is off the cards.
A rematch with Dillian Whyte was in the works, but ‘The Bodysnatcher’ emphatically rejected the initial offer.
A fight with the undefeated Jarrell Miller has been rumoured for some time, with some reports claiming ‘AJ’ will fight ‘Big Baby’ in the USA in June.
Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn recently claimed they’ll turn their attention to fighting Miller should a bout with Whyte, Wilder or Tyson Fury fail to come to fruition.
And according to Mike Coppinger of Fox Sports, they’ve made an offer to Miller.
Early on Monday morning, he tweeted: “Sources: Formal offer made to Jarrell ‘Big Baby’ Miller for heavyweight championship fight vs. Anthony Joshua on June 1 at MSG.
Formal offer made to Jarrell ‘Big Baby’ Miller for heavyweight championship fight vs. Anthony Joshua on June 1 at MSG
“Sides sit several million dollars apart. The fight would be streamed by DAZN stateside and serve as Joshua’s U.S. debut.”
If an agreement is reached, that will lead to the cancellation of Joshua’s April 13 bout.
Joshua, 29, has yet to fight in the America and Hearn recently hinted that we could see him fight stateside late last night.
“We were at Madison Square Garden last week and Joshua did like it and thought it’d be nice to box here this year,” Hearn told The Daily Mail.