IBF, WBA and WBO Heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua seemed genuinely riled by Brooklyn’s Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller at their New York press conference ahead of their June 1st bout at Madison Square Garden.
The shove that Miller started the presser with didn’t seem to get to AJ in the slightest but the constant talking over Joshua’s attempted street jibe certainly did. Promoter Hearn must love having Miller in the other corner, he’s selling the show all by himself and let’s face it AJ is never going to be a great trash talker, he’s too much of a nice guy. If Miller thinks for a single moment that any of this is going to unhinge Joshua then he has another thing coming. The fact that separates these two juggernauts is their experience. Joshua will be taking part in his 8th World title fight come June 1st. Miller has never fought let alone beaten a contender of the quality of Wladimir
Miller knows his best chance is to get under AJ’s skin in the build-up and then hold his nerve and go for the knockout in the first half of the bout come fight time. If AJ gets into his boxing, he is capable of working “Big Baby” over with the jab and big right hand and knocking him out when he’s worn his man down. The gulf in class and experience will be too much on this occasion. Miller may outweigh Joshua but he does not possess the speed of foot or hand to keep up with Joshua as long as he has his emotions in hand. A calm and composed Joshua could score a spectacular KO at New York’s home of boxing.
Miller is the sort of character that is good for boxing. Half the fans will
Despite my feeling that Miller could lose spectacularly to AJ, I’m really looking forward to the rest of the build-up and the night itself. I can’t see Miller not making it exciting while it lasts.