Boxing News At Five | Jan 29 2019

Boxing News at Five: Miller says Whyte doesn’t want Joshua fight, and Ward and Froch trade verbals over Groves retirement

Andre Ward and Carl Froch get caught up in a social media war of words, and Jarrell Miller suggests he is in pole position for Anthony Joshua fight
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ONE day it seems like Dillian Whyte will be Anthony Joshua’s next opponent, the next it seems like Jarrell Miller will be the one to get the nod. Yesterday it appeared Whyte was in the ascendency, having teased meetings with promoter Eddie Hearn and TV paymasters Sky Sports, whereas today Miller appears to have manoeuvred his bulky frame to the front of the queue.

Whoever it ends up being, and wherever it ends up happening, our only wish is that they hurry up and get it sorted. If it’s Whyte in London in April, we’ll have a hate-fuelled rematch of a 2015 thriller; if it’s Miller in New York in June, it’s all systems go for Joshua’s American debut. There is no right or wrong answer. We merely want to know where we stand – as I’m sure the three fighters involved do, too.

“Recently yes, there’s been talks about it (a Joshua fight),” Miller told Ringside Reporter. “There was one offer that was made earlier today as a matter of fact.