Anthony Joshua set for record £30m cheque from Jarrell Miller fight

Anthony Joshua is set for a record pay-day if he decides to fight Jarrell Miller in New York, according to reports.

While it remains to be seen if the WBA (Super), WBO and IBF champion will accept, reports are suggesting he will earn his best ever purse if he does so.

According to The Independent, Joshua is set to pocket between £25-30million this summer if he fights Miller – incredible considering ‘Big Baby’ is probably the fourth-choice opponent in Joshua’s mind.

The bulk of the money is set to come from DAZN, the streaming service on which the fight will be shown in America and who have a lucrative, long-term contract with promoter Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Boxing.

“Legacy is about creating iconic moments and Joshua in New York is an iconic moment”, Hearn said.

“He is going to go there and completely turn the US boxing scene on its head as they are going to see a real star.”

Despite talks of a unification fight with WBC champion Deontay Wilder, it appears as though the ‘Bronze Bomber’ is willing to run back his controversial draw with Tyson Fury.

Dillian Whyte, who is also promoted by Hearn and Matchroom, turned down a third and final offer to headline Wembley on April 13 for a reported £6million fee.

Although it was not planned at this stage for the 29-year-old to try to crack America, Hearn admitted this was a daring move by the Brit.

“We have got to do something a little bit out of the ordinary,” Hearn said. “Something a little bit left field which we look like we will be doing [in fighting Miller].

“But sometimes I sit down and think ‘what a great move’. We’re going to go and open up a completely different market and once these Americans see Anthony Joshua in the ring and out of the ring, this guy is going to be a massive, massive star over there.”

TNT Sport

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