The most sought-after fight in boxing, between
The English boxer of Nigerian descent is already billed to take on for the WBA, WBO and IBF titles on Saturday, March 31.
That fight will be less than a month after Wilder defends his WBA belt against Luis Ortiz.
Joshua Vs Wilder unlikely
And while they are expected to clash for all four major belts later in 2018, Hearn insists that the fight remains unlikely.
“'While Deontay Wilder continues to live at a street address on 'Fantasy Island,' this (Joshua-Miller) is the fight that we will look to make in August,” Hearn told as he confirmed that he is in talks for a fight between Joshua and unbeaten American fighter Jarrell Miller.
Should the fight hold in August, it would be Joshua debut in the United States of America.
“I'm already in talks with (the Barclays Center's) Brett Yormark that all being well on March 31st, New York is the venue for Anthony Joshua's next fight. If that's not against Deontay Wilder, Jarrell Miller will be the guy.
“That's the plan... (but) we have to win on March 31st. And AJ's not even thinking about August. It's not like we're overlooking Parker. It's my job to plan the future, and the future is a fight in America in 2018.”
Miller himself has a fight on April 28 to worry about as he faces Frenchman Johann Duhaupas at the Barclays Center.