(AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
NEW YORK (AP) Staring contests, shouting matches, some shoving. Even a near mix-up with some members of the audience.
All part of the pregame show, if you will, when heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua and challenger Jarrell Miller shared a makeshift stage at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday.
The title fight, Joshua's U.S. debut, isn't until June 1. The WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO belt holder is unbeaten (22-0, 21 knockouts), but has only fought in the United Kingdom, where he's filled London's Wembley Stadium and Cardiff's Principality Stadium for defenses of his title. Now, it's the Garden, an arena synonymous with boxing, but a new locale for the champion.