Jarrell Miller hits back at Tyson Fury's claims he was knocked down seven times in sparring session

Anthony Joshua v Jarrell Miller - Press Conference

Jarrell Miller has responded to claims made by Tyson Fury that he was knocked down seven times in a sparring session which saw the American sent home from The Gypsy King's training camp early.

Miller is preparing for a bout with Fury's heavyweight rival Anthony Joshua, which will be held at Madison Square Garden on June 1.

Miller found himself as the sparring partner of Mancunian heavyweight Fury, who himself returned to the ring after a three-year absence last year, which included a high-profile draw against Deontay Wilder back in December.

And Fury, who hired Miller back in 2011, claims that the 30-year-old was knocked down seven times, which saw the New York-born fighter return to the United States.

"I hired him for two weeks sparring, I ended up sending him back home after one day," said Fury. "I put him down seven times in the first spar and sent him packing back to the USA."

However, Miller has responded to Fury by insisting that he was the one knocked down in their sparring sessions together.

Miller said, during an interview with iFL TV: "I seen Tyson Fury hump a donkey seven times. What the f*** bro?

"People just talk s*** cos it sounds good bro. It’s never happened. It’s never happened.

"I’ve hit Tyson Fury with so many left hooks in the head and body in the one camp I went to it’s amazing."

Anthony Joshua v Jarrell Miller - Press Conference

Meanwhile, Miller and Joshua came face-to-face for the first time at a promotional press event at Madison Square Garden yesterday which saw Miller shove Joshua, who is aiming to retain his belts.

“My view on the whole situation is they’ll appreciate you when you’re done,” Joshua said on Tuesday.

“So right now I’m just going with where the best opportunities are and I’m making the right decisions for the long term.

"I’ll beat up Jarrell Miller, and what that then does help me do is say to Wilder: ‘Look, if you don’t want want to come to the UK, you’ve seen what we’ve done in the US, so let’s work on having it here on both of our terms.'"

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