The media gathered for the launch press conference at Madison Square Garden in New York on Tuesday, February 19th. DAZN and Matchroom USA have officially announced the American debut of Anthony Joshua to defend his Super WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO World Heavyweight titles against Brooklyn Jarrell's Big Baby. Miller at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, June 1st live on DAZN. (Ed Mulholland's pictures)
Joseph Markowski – Executive Vice President of DAZN, North America
"Watching Anthony Joshua fight in the UK is one of the most spectacular experiences I've ever had in boxing. The crowds, the fireworks and the noise are quite remarkable. But like DAZN, AJ aims to be a global superstar. To do this, you must take your show on the road, on the other side of the pond.
"For the first time in his career, Anthony Joshua will fight live and prime time in the US And he's not fighting in the US alone, he's heading straight for the dangerous heavyweight's home town. 10 of Jarrell's "Big Baby" Miller – a man who has as much to say as almost every other boxing player.
"And for this reason, today is only the beginning of a fantastic fighting promotion." The New York Times, ESPN, Sports Illustrated and many others have invited AJ and Jarrell at their offices this week to discuss the fight.This is a decisive match that is already generating a real buzz in the United States.
"In addition, this demonstrates DAZN's continued commitment to our goal of providing incredible value to fight fans." At the time of AJ-Miller, American boxing fans will have already had to pay several times for pay per view price in 2019. More than $ 200 for Three nights of fighting For this type of money, you can have DAZN for two years and get all the boxing and MMA fights on our platform.
"You can see the momentum we're taking in the names we're signing and the types of fights we're doing: the AJ debut in the US, Canelo Alvarez versus Daniel Jacobs for Cinco de Mayo." there is still much to announce soon.
"To both fighters, thank you and good luck, and to all the others, thank you for coming today – we can not wait to see you on June 1st at MSG."
Eddie Hearn – Managing Director of Matchroom Boxing
"We have seen a rise of sport with DAZN. They signed Canelo Alvarez, delivered a huge fight between Canelo and Daniel Jacobs on May 4 and now DAZN will feature the biggest heavyweight by delivering Anthony Joshua to the United States to face Jarrell 'Big Baby' Miller. "