Boxing News At Five | Feb 12 2019

Boxing News at Five: Joshua, Wilder and Fury all set to appear in New York, Smith says he has the beating of Brook

New York waits for Anthony Joshua, Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury, while Liam Smith is gunning for Kell Brook showdown
Deontay Wilder
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THE eyes of the boxing world will be on New York for the first half of 2019 if reports of two big heavyweight title fights destined for NYC are to be believed.

In addition to a WBO welterweight title fight between Terence Crawford and Amir Khan on April 20, we are led to believe Madison Square Garden is the front-runner venue for a mooted May 18 WBC heavyweight title fight between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury, as well as the June 1 fight between WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua and undefeated American Jarrell Miller.

Should this be true, it would mean three of British boxing’s biggest stars – Khan, Fury and Joshua – will set sail to the Big Apple in the space of around six weeks and, stranger still, Fury and Joshua will box in the same building just a fortnight apart.