Jarrell Miller Shoves Anthony Joshua in their First Press Conference
Now, Jarrell Miller (23-0-1, 20 KOs), who will face Joshua (22-0, 21 KOs) at Madison Square Garden on June 1, blitzed his British foe with salvos both physical and verbal.
Obviously, The 300-plus pound Brooklynite delivered a forceful shove at the start of Tuesday’s news conference at the World’s Most Famous Arena
And Knocking the champ back several feet. Officials had to take several minutes to restore order and settle both boxers into their seats.
However, even before the presser began, Miller relished the chance to trash the WBA, IBF and WBO champion in front of a small group of media members.
According to Miller, “He’s a fraud, man,”. “The thing about New York is we can smell B.S. a mile away.
And people [are] gonna start seeing that the more they start talking to him. You can see he’s not authentic.”
Miller would offer Joshua no such courtesy, talking over the often polite champ with mocking Britishisms.
Expletives flew from both men as Hearn fruitlessly attempted to keep things moderately civil.
Joshua, who in his own roundtable with reporters before the event had referred to Miller as a “disease” for his negativity toward other heavyweights, and clearly has contempt for Big Baby.
He dismissed Miller as a “washed-up kickboxer” and “PED user,” a reference to his opponent’s nine-month suspension in 2014 for testing positive for methylhexaneamine while headlining a Glory kickboxing event in California.
Therefore, When it came time for Miller, nicknamed “Big Baby,” to speak in the presence of his opponent, he was introspective.
However, He noted the many people close to him who’ve died this year and his difficult upbringing.
And so All the while, Joshua patiently listened on the other side of Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn
Who actually stood at the center lectern between the hulking heavyweights Anthony Joshua and Jarrell Miller