Despite having an April 13th date at Wembley booked for the last few months, the script appears to have been rewritten. Jarrell Miller tells Sky Sports that he’s received an offer to face Joshua in June; he claims that Joshua could still face Dillian Whyte, but The Ring reports that “April 13 is now dead for any possible fight with Whyte, per sources.”
Miller (23-0-1, 20 KO) was originally going to get his first title shot against Fres Oquendo, only for the latter to withdraw. According to the article above, he’s “been in discussions” to face interim WBA champ Trevor Bryan, but a fight with Joshua (22-0, 21 KO) clearly takes precedence.
Joshua has never before fought outside of British soil; presumably, establishing a stateside presence is more useful in the long run than the greater local fanfare he’d get from facing “Big Baby” in the U.K. He’d certainly be a heavy favorite, being a monster puncher against a large target, but Miller will be between 40 and 60 pounds bigger than him.
Would you rather see this, or see Joshua run it back with Whyte?