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‘Strong possibility’ of Joshua v Miller in New York - Hearn

10 February 2019

The Ring Magazine's Mike Coppinger was first to report the story.

According to sources with the fight, that will be stream on DAZN in the United States is not yet finalized. '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'.

Joshua, the 2012 Olympic super heavyweight gold medalist, is a man who needs no introduction.

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'It could be Dillian on April 20, Joshua in NY.

Whyte, meanwhile, is expected to face Povetkin, Luis Ortiz, or Dominic Breazeale at the O2 Arena, London, on April 20.

His promoter Eddie Hearn says a deal to fight NY native Miller is now close to completion and their Madison Square Garden showdown could be rubber-stamped before the end of the week.

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Miller (23-0-1, 20 KOs), 30, whose last four fights have been on Hearn-promoted cards, has steadily worked his way up the ladder and emerged as one of the top contenders in the division over the past couple of years. After that, it was rumored in boxing circles that Joshua could eventually make his US debut.

Despite Tyson Fury, Deontay Wilder, Dillian Whyte - and even a shock rematch against boxing legend Wladimir Klitschko - all being linked in recent months, Joshua's team is said to have had trouble convincing their opposing camps to meet over the negotiating table.

"But he's probably fourth behind AJ, Fury and Wilder". They fought to a controversial draw in a scintillating affair last December, and the sequel is likely to take place in April or May at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Four of his last five victories have come against former heavyweight world title challengers, including knockouts of Gerald Washington, Mariusz Wach, and Tomasz Adamek, and a one-sided decision over Johann Duhaupas.

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And when streaming live on Instagram alongside a long-term friend, Joshua was asked who he is fighting next, to which he laughed off suggestions he is dodging his rivals.

‘Strong possibility’ of Joshua v Miller in New York - Hearn