Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller has really talked more than fought his way into a June 1 showdown with unified heavyweight titleholder Anthony Joshua, and now that the fight is officially coming, he’s not going to slow down his trash talk.
With the press conference to make the fight official coming, Miller (23-0-1, 20 KO) plans to try to get into Joshua’s head, which he did, to be fair, kind of successfully do at a presser last year:
“I don’t know how much of it he can take. I guarantee it, you are going to see him crack like an egg. ... This is going to be bully season. He’s bullied for all the right reasons. This is the boxing business, this is the hurt game, so ain’t nothing humble about this or nothing nice about this game. This is about hard work and doing whatever you can do to win the fight. The realness is going to come out.”
Joshua (22-0, 21 KO) will be the big favorite when he makes his U.S. debut at Madison Square Garden against Miller, but it’s the heavyweight division, too, and both of these guys can crack. If Miller can gain a mental edge going in, perhaps get Joshua to make mistakes, you never know what might happen.
At the same time, Joshua is such a massive step up in competition for Miller — who is coming in off of 2018 wins over Johann Duhaupas, a washed-up Tomasz Adamek, and Bogdan Dinu — that it would, indeed, be an enormous upset for “Big Baby” to come out with the belts.