Wilder Feels Miller Will KO Joshua
While the odds aren’t in Jarrell Miller’s corner on June 1st, WBC world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder feels the Brooklyn born boxer a good chance to drop Anthony Joshua.
Miller looks to become the unified world heavyweight champion at Madison Square Garden, as the 8-1 underdog looks to spoil Anthony Joshua’s United States debut.
“I think he’s got a good chance,” Wilder told BoxingScene.com. “I do. I don’t think Joshua has a tough style to fight against. I mean, you done seen many of his previous opponents – you know, if it wasn’t for the ref, we probably could’ve seen different results in the fight. Especially in the [Joseph] Parker fight, that referee was horrible. That was horrible. The [Carlos] Takam fight, too. But I do give Jarrell a chance to beat him, especially if he can get him to the stage of where [Joshua] gets real fatigued, like Klitschko had him, on the ropes.
“I think if he gets fatigued, Jarrell will finish him off. I can see Jarrell winning by points and maybe even, you know, sneaking in there and knocking him out. But I can see Joshua knocking him out for sure. I can see him knocking [Miller] out more than I can see him winning on points. But I can see Jarrell Miller winning by decision and I can see Anthony Joshua winning by knockout.”
“What would happen is,” Wilder said if Miller defies the odds against Joshua, “they will take Miller back to the UK and make sure they do everything they can do to avoid Miller doing what he did before. So, they’ll probably get another crappy ref to get in there, so that Joshua will win his title back. Because they don’t want this fight to go away. They probably would lose leverage, but the fight would definitely happen. They would need me even more then. I’ve played that scenario in my head. I can see it going that way, where he loses, but he regains the titles back because he takes Jarrell Miller over to England for the rematch.”
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