Anthony Joshua reveals first sparring partner for Jarrell Miller fight – Solomon Dacres

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PREPARATION

The unified heavyweight champion will defend his titles on June 1 in New York

Anthony Joshua is sparring British amateur heavyweight Solomon Dacres ahead of his bout with Jarrell Miller.

The WBA, IBF and WBO king is set to make his US debut at MSG in New York on June 1 and is now in training, preparing for the contest.

Dacres is a GB Boxing amateur who works alongside AJ at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield.

He won gold at the 2017 England Boxing Elite National Championships (ABAs) – a competition Joshua himself conquered in 2010 and 2011.

A couple of notable bouts on Solomon Dacres’ amateur slate include a defeat to Daniel Dubois and win over Mihai Nistor – who knocked AJ out in 2011.


Solomon Dacres now competes in the WSB (World Series Boxing), which is effectively a semi-pro competition designed to help amateurs prepare to turn professional.

He previously sparred Anthony Joshua in the build-up to the Joseph Parker fight.





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