Tyson Fury’s promoter Frank Warren says Anthony Joshua’s possible next opponent Jarrell Miller, “means nothing” to his fellow Americans.
The promoter who is working on a rematch between his client Fury and WBC champion Deontay Wilder after the first bout at Staple Center in Las Vegas ended in a split decision back in December 2018.
Warren claimed Joshua’s representative Eddie Hearn has made a proposal to see Fury fight Joshua instead of Wilder on April 13 at Wembley but he’s committed to a rematch between the Gypsy King and the Bronze Bomber which was has approved by WBC.
The 67-year-old said that Joshua is in a desperate situation as he’s unable to land any of his first choices for his April date.
“Regarding where we are with any negotiations with Hearn, I’ve not spoken to anybody from the Hearn camp.
“Eddie Hearn got in touch with Tyson and made a derisory offer and that was the last of it.
“It seems to me that they’ve lost the fight with Dillian Whyte, he’s been in the States talking to other promoters.
“He himself said he got a derisory offer, so I’m not sure whether they’re still going to go on April 13 at Wembley.
“And there’s the talk of him fighting Jarrell Miller in the States, making his American debut, but Miller means nothing in America, he’s totally unknown.
“Anthony Joshua must be kicking himself at the moment, wondering what happened to the $80million that he turned down to fight Wilder [including rematch].”
Miller is an American heavyweight with incredible records of 23-0-1 (20 KOs) but still not in the class of Fury, Wilder or Dillian Whyte and Hearns insists Miller remains Joshua’s fourth choice.
In addition, Hearn’s father, Barry, is also very much active in the Matchroom business and Frank Warren believes he is behind AJ’s recent career choices.
“Barry [Hearn]’s an accountant by trade, that’s how he is,” Warren continued.
“As Barry’s said in many previous interviews, they see Anthony Joshua as a seven-year situation.
“He doesn’t care whether he fights Wilder or Fury, all he cares about is the fact he can sell a lot of tickets and they can make money from it.
“That’s fair enough if that’s the road they wanna go down, but I don’t think the public is standing for that anymore.”