World Boxing Heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua is likely to cancel a scheduled title defence at Wembley Stadium on April 13, with a June fight in New York now on the cards.
According to promoter Eddie Hearn, the Wembley fixture, with no opponent confirmed but compatriot Dillian Whyte the obvious candidate, was not completely off but “very likely” to be cancelled.
“It looks like April 13 is unlikely,” said Hearn. “I think Dillian thinks, for a fight like that, he’d want a bit more time.
“So, if we do the Whyte fight, I think we move it to May or June anyway. But the Jarrell Miller fight is very close for June at Madison Square Garden.”
Joshua is the undefeated holder of the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight belts while American Deontay Wilder holds the WBC title.
A fight between those two would be a blockbuster draw, but Wilder is expected to line up a rematch with Britain’s Tyson Fury in the coming months.
That could happen before Joshua next steps into the ring, with Fury’s promoter Frank Warren having said that Hearn was in no hurry to set up a unification bout.