Boxing news: Anthony Joshua is favourite against me for THIS reason – Jarrell Miller | Boxing | Sport


That’s according to Miller himself with the two preparing for their bout at Madison Square Gardens on June 1.

Anthony Joshua is heavy favourite with the bookies, with the world champion making his first moves in America.

AJ has won all 22 of his fights, picking up the IBF, WBA and WBO straps in the process.

Miller is also unbeaten, winning 23 and drawing one of his 24 bouts.

But the American is still a massive underdog, though he believes it’s purely because more people like Joshua.

“When somebody is more popular, it’s always going to make them the favourite,” Miller told Oddschecker. “That’s all it is.

“When Marcos Maidana fought Adrien Broner, Adrien Broner was more popular than Marcos Maidana.

“He was the favourite and he got spanked. When Amir Khan fought in America, he was favourite, and got his ass whooped.

“You’ve got to think about it, what goes on in history, a lot of people are favourites – but that’s the odds being in your favour. That’s all it is.

“Sometimes it’s just popularity and what you’ve done in the past, but when you’re at war – because this is war.

“There’s no love lost and with strategic movements, you can put things in your favour.”

And Miller is definitely confident ahead of his first bout for a world title.

“Oh yeah. Favourite? Boy,” he added.

“F*** being favourite, I’ve worked too hard for that, I’m not looking past him, but he’s hoping everyone will kiss his a** and move in his direction.

“I’m thinking everybody is against me. Everybody. I think my own team’s against me, that’s how I think and that’s my mentality.

“Once I get in that ring, nobody is fighting for me. Nobody.

“I’m gonna come kick his a**, it’s going to be World War 3.”

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