Don’t Miss Anthony Joshua’s Next Fight
 

Staff writer – April 9, 2019

Britain’s top boxer is coming to New York on June 1 to challenge Jarrell Miller. Can Joshua defend his multiple heavyweight titles? Skip the TV. This is a fight you need to experience live to see Joshua enact his intention of “dismantling Miller in style.”

Get ready for a treat, boxing fans. But make your plans now: tickets will sell out fast, especially if you want group tickets or VIP seats.

 

The Man Behind the Title
 

Anthony Joshua made a name for himself at age 22 in the 2012 Olympics in London by beating Roberto Cammarelle of Italy and taking the gold medal in the super heavyweight division. He holds the IBO title, as well as three major championships (out of four): the IBF title (2016), the WBA title (2017), and the WBO title (2018).

 

He was the first British heavyweight to win an Olympic gold medal and a world title by one of the major sanctioning bodies, and only the second British boxer to do so (James DeGale falls into the Super-middleweight category). BoxRec, The Ring, and the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board deem Anthony Joshua the world’s best active heavyweight.

 

Recent Knockouts
 

The Ring named Joshua’s 2017 fight against Ukrainian heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko “the fight of the year” (and his upcoming match with Miller just might be 2019’s!). With a knockout punch in the 11th round, Joshua ended Klitschko’s hopes of regaining his nine-year rule as lineal world heavyweight champion, which he had lost in 2015 to Tyson Fury.

After a slow start in his 2018 fight with Russian heavyweight Alexander Povetkin, Joshua knocked out his opponent in round 7 with a left-handed punch. Though the match continued a bit longer, everyone knew Joshua had already won.

When and Where
 

Anthony Joshua’s fight with Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller will take place on June 1 in New York’s iconic Madison Square Garden, located in Midtown Manhattan. It will be his first match in the US (all of his matches have taken place in the UK to date).

Expect a breathtaking bout: the brash 6′ 4″ Miller plans to deprive 6′ 6″ Joshua of his titles, saying, “It’s dog eat dog in the ring, and this dog has got a bigger bite.”

AJ is equally bent on defending his hard-earned belts with his fists. He has knocked out all but one of his opponents (New Zealand champion Joseph Parker), and he has never been defeated.

Boxing Around the Politics
 

Joshua had intended to fight Deontay Wilder (who has also knocked out all but one of his opponents) at Wembley Stadium in April, but the negotiations broke down. Joshua now hopes to fight the winner of the Wilder-Fury rematch, in pursuit of that fourth heavyweight belt he needs to equal Lennox Lewis’s status as the undisputed champion of the world.

Getting Around
 

You can get to Madison Square Garden by subway, bus, or train (34th Street/Pennsylvania Station). If you’re driving, use MSG’s app ParkWhiz to find parking lot and garage locations. There are plenty of hotels nearby, including Wingate by Wyndham and Affinia Manhattan.

You can get a Pay-Per-Ride MetroCard, or a 7-Day Unlimited Pass, and get around New York by subway and bus. That way, you can see everything the Big Apple has to offer without having to worry about traffic and parking.

Don’t miss Anthony Joshua’s debut match in the US. Whatever the outcome, the bout promises to be legendary. Contact StubHub for tickets before you lose this chance forever!