Anthony Joshua v Jarrell Miller: ‘Posh’ champion has an ‘image problem’, says US challenger

Anthony Joshua and Jarrell “Big Toddler” Miller will face each and every other within the ring in New York in June

Jarrell Miller says “posh” world champion Anthony Joshua has an “image deliver” because the pair put collectively to fulfill at Madison Sq. Backyard on 1 June.

Joshua, 29, will defend his IBF, WBA and WBO titles in opposition to unbeaten American Miller.

Miller believes Joshua’s claims of “being a thug” are likely to be no longer exact due to of his house counties upbringing.

“He is from an wretchedness no longer identified for being complex,” Miller urged BBC Radio 5 are living’s Boxing with Costello and Bunce podcast.

“He is simply talking himself up but of us fancy you being precise.”

Brooklyn-born Miller, 30, grew up in a “tough damaged house” and says he took up fight sports to defend himself after being attacked within the avenue.

Joshua, meanwhile, became once raised in Hertfordshire but, till the age of 14, lived on Watford’s Meriden property – among the city’s most disadvantaged areas.

Miller has previously suggested Joshua had benefitted from a privileged path to success, to which his opponent answered by saying, “I purchased banned from the wretchedness I became once rising up in due to I became once coming into into too unparalleled wretchedness.

“The notify of my hands – this is no longer from boxing, here’s from avenue combating. I’ve modified my entire standard of living around.”

Both warring parties are unbeaten and Miller – who is nicknamed “Big Toddler” – says he’s going to demonstrate his “grit” before claiming victory on house territory.

Miller – likely to be Joshua’s heaviest knowledgeable opponent having weighed 22st 7lbs for his final contest – acknowledged: “I’m more smart than AJ, but generally I locate as smug due to I’m a warrior.

“There’ll not be any longer a such element as being humble at war.

“The mental focal level is ready picturing the aftermath, but before I bag to the glory, I bag to illustrate the grit.”

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