Joshua’s Purse vs. Miller Would Be Career-High
Unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua will be in for a big pay day if his planned June title defense against Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller at New York’s Madison Square Garden goes through.
Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, says a deal with Miller is near completion and is expected to become official sometime before the end of the week. Joshua is set to earn about $32 million (or £25m) from the fight, which would be a new career-high. He earned £20m (approximately $26 million) from his September title defense against Alexander Povetkin.
Part of that $32 million will come from DAZN, which will broadcast the fight in the U.S. Joshua will also earn from pay-per-view sales in the UK.
“I would say it is 80 percent likely that Joshua will fight Miller next,” Hearn said. “The money is not just coming from DAZN, it’s Sky Sports Box Office, it’s Madison Square Garden, it’s international TV. Every marketing executive and PR specialist have always said, ‘You have to fight in America’ and the timing just appears to be right.”
Joshua was originally booked for a title defense on April 13 at Wembley Stadium in London, but Joshua failed to come to terms for a challenger for the date — namely failed negotiations with Dillian Whyte.
Original Story: Boxing Scene