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Miller: I don’t like Anthony Joshua or what he stands for!

Jarrell Miller has a fight this weekend, but is angling for a fight with Anthony Joshua.

Jarrell ‘Big Baby’ Miller v Johann Duhaupas Photo by Elsa/Getty Images
Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller is set to take on Tomasz Adamek this weekend, but what he’d really like is a chance to punch heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua in the face. The two heavyweights got into a bit of an altercation earlier this summer at a DAZN press conference, and Miller is still holding onto some ill feelings.

Via Sky Sports:

“I don’t like what he stands for, and I don’t like him. I want to break his jaw,” Miller told Sky Sports.

“I smelled fear. He’s been protected all the time - they gave him the Olympics, they gave him easy fights. It’s another thing when you have someone who had to earn and strive for everything. That’s me.”

Should Miller win this weekend he’s expected to be in position to compete for the WBA’s ‘regular’ title, which could soon put in in line to face Joshua. Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn says that it’s only natural that Miller would want a shot at Joshua, and that if he’s able to win the ‘regular’ title he could attempt to force a fight with Joshua by the end of 2019.

Of course a lot change change between now and then...

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