Jarrell Miller has come into the limelight since the official announcement of his world title fight with Anthony Joshua scheduled on June 1 at the iconic Madison Square Garden in New York.
Undoubtedly, the biggest bout of Miller’s career to date, however, he has been heavily critical of the heavyweight champion and refuses to believe in the hype surrounding Joshua’s skillset inside the ring.
Assessing AJ, Miller told The Telegraph: “We’ve seen it in the Joseph Parker fight. He was not aggressive. After the Klitschko fight, that was his best performance against an older guy who had two years off and lost the fight before to Tyson Fury.
“If you look at the guys he’s fought, they don’t really have an amateur background. He didn’t look that great against them either.”
The fight against Miller is set to be Joshua’s United States debut and it is believed that the Brit will earn a career-high purse of $25million.
Meanwhile, Dillian Whyte, who was deemed as the prime contender to face Joshua next, might have to wait a little longer.
Many have questioned the credibility of Miller ahead of Whyte – who, to many, has earned the right for a shot at the world titles.
But Miller insists he is a worthy opponent as Whyte had already lost his chance, having been defeated by AJ back in 2015.
The 30-year-old said: “I’ve earned my shot. I’m a way better fighter than Dillian Whyte. Whyte got smacked around already, but then he earned his way back into a championship position.
“But, if you look at the guys he’s fought, the only really okay guy he’s fought is Joseph Parker. And Parker didn’t come in 100 percent. So, Dillian Whyte turned down the fight, who’s next? The next best person is me.”
The undefeated fighter took a sly dig at compatriot Deontay Wilder as well, saying no matter how many bouts he wins, Wilder’s record is not noteworthy as he shies away from facing bigger and better oppositions.
“Wilder has some other business [Fury fight]. Who else is it going to be? Think about it," Miller added.
“Deontay Wilder had the belt [WBC title] for a number of years and didn’t really want to fight nobody. His record still sucks.”News Now - Sport News