Anthony Joshua: Jarrell Miller reveals exactly how he’ll KO AJ in New York bout | Boxing | Sport

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New York native Miller will challenge for the WBA (Super), WBO, IBF and IBO heavyweight titles in his hometown on June 1.

The undefeated Miller isn’t short of confidence ahead of his maiden world title fight, which will take place at Madison Square Garden.

For several months, ‘Big Baby’ has vowed to prove to the world Joshua is a ‘hype job’ and capitalise on defensive frailties he sees in the Olympian’s game.

That doesn’t mean he’s not preparing himself for a tough fight, though, which he believes he’ll end before the eighth stanza.

“We’re going to train for twelve hard rounds, he can’t keep that kind of pace up,” he promised,” Miller told World Boxing News.

“If you notice that whenever ‘AJ’ has got a knockout it’s because the other guy tires out a little bit.

“He gets a little beat up in the first couple of rounds.

“I’m aiming to keep that same energy the whole entire fight. Keep the same pressure up for the whole entire fight. I’ve done it before and I’ll do it again.

“(Joshua is) not going to make it to round eight.”

Miller, 30, has managed to get under the skin of the unified heavyweight champion during their recent encounter, which fans have rarely seen.

And on the surface, it seems that ‘AJ’ is more motivated than ever to deliver yet another knockout victory.

“It looks easy, but that’s what the people who are great do, make tough tasks look easy,” Joshua said of his fight with Miller.

“I’m in no different business to anybody else, we calculate each step, never complain, never cry. When I’d only been boxing a year, I had to swim deep.

“I went straight to boxing and took over boxing. I’ve still got 10 years left. This is all I know.

“I don’t know football, rugby, NFL, all I know is this. Knocking people out. I’m going to strip his soul in the ring.

“If he’s still in there, look at his face, I’m going to reconstruct his face.”



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