After a series of callouts, Anthony Joshua has finally found his challenger. However, it is not Deontay Wilder.
The British boxer has been on a little roller coaster ride while booking his next fight, especially with the ‘Bronze Bomber.’ Despite this, it was Jarell Miller who said yes to AJ and fans are now shredding him on Twitter for picking up a match they did not vote to see.
IT’S OFFICIAL!! @anthonyfjoshua will make his American debut when he defends his WBA,WBO,IBF and IBO World heavyweight titles against @BIGBABYMILLER at the iconic @TheGarden June 1 live on @DAZN_USA and @SkySportsBoxing 🇬🇧🇺🇸🔥 pic.twitter.com/6CBQQHBPvN
— Eddie Hearn (@EddieHearn) February 13, 2019
Time Has Come
With the Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder rematch almost a locked in, the WBA (super), IBF, WBO and IBO champion lost two options for his next title defence. Aside from the two, Dillian Whyte burst into the scene but has also declined an offer to fight AJ at Wembley on April 13.
After AJ’s team booked no opponent for the Wembley fight initially set to feature his unification match against Wilder,
— Anthony Joshua (@anthonyfjoshua) February 13, 2019
were quick to point out an old Tweet from September where AJ started a poll asking who they want him to fight next.
After defeating Povetkin, the British heavyweight posted the poll and made the public to vote for his next rival, putting Wilder, Fury and Whyte among the choices. Of course, the fans want to see AJ fight Wilder who won 53% of the votes, leaving Fury with 42% and Whyte with 5.
“Hmm,” wrote one fan who is clearly playing oblivious of Joshua not giving the fight he made his fans vote for.
Hmmm 🤔🤔🤔 pic.twitter.com/yPxlGLbiOb
— Jamie (@jaymartin17) February 13, 2019
“Yes AJ giving your fans what they want.”
“Don’t ask us again!”
“Couldn’t even fight the 3rd choice boxer on his list he made?”
Yes AJ always giving your fans what they want pic.twitter.com/yVEHzKnU4O
— Jack (@JackFox70) February 13, 2019
Don't ask us again pic.twitter.com/oX15SjX4mv
— Workin_it222 (@workin_it222) February 13, 2019
Couldn’t even fight the 3rd choice boxer on his list he made? pic.twitter.com/vs3KVNoTNw
— Ben (@benholmwood26) February 13, 2019
Even WBC heavyweight champion Wilder believes that Miller is not someone Joshua should box.
“Jarrell is from Brooklyn and stuff like that, but they don’t even know him in his own city.”
“He’s not a name that’s been developed in the market here so for me I don’t think it’s gonna be a great look for him because even Anthony’s not that known here in America,” Wilder stated.
Featured Image Credit: Twitter/Anthony Joshua