Jarrell Miller is the heavy underdog heading into his June 1 title shot against unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua, but he has no problem with that.
The fight will headline a Matchroom Boxing card at New York’s Madison Square Garden and mark Joshua’s first fight in the United States.
Miller says he’s currently walking around 325 pounds but hopes to come in somewhere between 295 and 300 for the title bout. He adds that he’ll be working on his awareness in training, admitting he doesn’t always pull the trigger when he can end the fight, but it’s something he’s working on.
“People call me the underdog, it’s cool, just because I’m not poppin’ on social media or I’m not a hooligan like some of the other heavyweights,” Miller said in a media scrum. “I just speak my mind and get in your face if I wanna fight you. Plain and simple. I’ve never had the crazy promoter with the crazy amount of money like Matchroom and Eddie Heard did.”
As for how he’ll do in the fight, Miller says he feels he’s got Joshua on every level and that he can shock the world with a surprise knockout in the second half of the fight, stating Joshua will fade quickly as the rounds go on.
“Either way I got him beat: better chin, better conditioning, more punching,” Miller said. “seven to eight rounds, that clown gotta go. Seven to eight rounds, he fades after five.”
You can view the rest of Miller’s media scrum, courtesy of Fight Hub, in the video player above.
Quote Transcriptions courtesy of Bad Left Hook