AJ is going over to America to showcase his talent and make a big statement. I think it’s the right move for Joshua, especially if he can deliver another devastating knockout win. The Americans will be thinking ‘Wow this is who they’ve been talking about, big AJ from England’.
He will have arrived in America, people will have seen him in action, and that applies a bit of pressure on Deontay Wilder to consider negotiations more seriously.
They always say you have to go over that side of the Atlantic to make your name, because if you don’t you’re never going to be a global sports star. We’ve seen it for years and years with the likes of Prince Naseem Hamed and Ricky Hatton.
I can remember feeling the pressure when I fought against Jermain Taylor in America as the fans just get behind their man, simple as that.
Jarrell Miller is still live for early June at MSG. I think over the weekend, we’ll make our final decision, and get an announcement out next week
Watch Anthony Joshua defend his world heavyweight titles against Jarrell Miller at Madison Square Garden in New York on June 1, live on Sky Sports Box Office.