Lennox Lewis disappointed by Anthony Joshua vs Jarrell Miller announcement

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Former world champion Lennox Lewis has revealed he is not very excited about Anthony Joshua's fight against Jarrell Miller in New York in June.

Joshua will make his United States debut at Madison Square Gardens on June 1st, where he will defend his IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO titles against 'Big Baby' Miller.

Originally, AJ was planning on fighting in April at Wembley Stadium against Deontay Wilder, Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte, but promoter, Eddie Hearn, was unsuccessful in his attempt to secure any of them.

However, Lewis says he expected Joshua to come up against a tougher opponent for his debut in the United States and the former undisputed heavyweight champion believes progress regarding the fight had already been made when Miller confronted Joshua at a DAZN press conference in New York last summer.

"I am with everybody else in this case, I wanted to see a better fight. When Anthony came to America last year and Miller came up and crashed his press conference, I thought that was big set-up and I was not fooled by it," Lewis told The Sun.

"I have only seen Miller fight once but I guess it's the easy sort of fight they want to have in America and then go home. It's not really a fight that will test Anthony. Miller is just an up-and-coming heavyweight who is trying to make himself known to the world.

"But no one really knows him in America and they don't know him too well in England either."

Lewis doesn't blame either Joshua or Miller, though, and remains disappointed Hearn couldn't secure a fight with Wilder.

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He added: "I don't think it was complicated to make the Wilder fight, they were in the best spot possible to dictate exactly what they wanted. They cannot cry over spilled milk and say 'oh I wish I could have got the fight.'

"They could have got the fight but they did not take advantage of their position. It's a situation where they have to know what is going on in their business.

"The fact Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury are going to fight again has not got everyone excited, they want to see that match-up and that has left Anthony Joshua out in the cold and it's just down to bad decisions from his promoter."

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