Jarrell Miller: RIPS Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder
By Allan Fox: Jarrell ‘Big Baby’ Miller trashed former heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder and current IBF/WBA/WBO champ Anthony Joshua and promoter Eddie Hearn in an interview on Sunday.
As far as Miller is concerned, he views Wilder and Joshua as ‘frauds,’ and he doesn’t care for either of them. Miller thinks Joshua has a fake persona he wears, and he thinks he’s not going to hold onto his world titles for long.
Miller (23-0-1, 20 KOs) hasn’t fought in 16 months since his 4th round TKO win over Bogdan Dinu on November 17, 2018. He was scheduled to face Joshua (23-1, 21KOs) last June, but after he failed a drug test, he was pulled from the fight. That would have been a tremendous payday for ‘Big Baby’ Miller.
The way Joshua looked in losing to replacement opponent Andy Ruiz Jr. last June, Miller would have had an excellent shot at beating him. It was his bad fortune that things turned out the way they did.
Recently, Miller signed with Top Rank, and he could be fighting Carlos Takam next when he returns to the ring.
Anthony Joshua is a-hole says Miller
“Anthony Joshua is another fraud. He puts a nice guy attitude but behind closed doors, he wants to talk s— about me,” said Miller to IFL TV. “Be real all the time. If you’re an a-hole during the night time, then be an a-hole during the daytime. He has to be a persona. I get it, and he has to live a certain way.
“I get it. But when somebody is coming for you, you have to fight fire with fire sometime, and he feels that’s his best way, to fight fire with fire. I was going to smoke his a—. If he keeps the belts, yeah,” said Miller when asked if he’ll fight Joshua one of these days.
“The route that I have with Top Rank, we’re going to get a title shot soon. I think less than a year, we’re going to get another title shot. No doubt in my mind. If he keeps onto the belts, I don’t know,” said Miller.
Joshua obviously wasn’t happy with Miller testing positive for PEDs. It’s natural for a fighter to lose their temper when they learn their opponents test positive for performance-enhancing drugs. If Joshua was upset about Miller trying to gain an advantage over him, it’s not surprising that he would sound off on it.
Miller: Joshua still won’t beat Deontay Wilder
“Anytime he gets hit, his legs turn to noodles. I don’t see him beating Tyson Fury, and I STILL don’t see him beating Deontay Wilder. That’s a winnable fight for him, but Pulev can crack too,” said Miller when asked how Joshua will do against Kubrat Pulev. “It’s not the easiest fight in the world.
“There’s a lot of things in boxing. Yeah, I think Fury is the hardest guy in the division to beat. I love Tyson, but Tyson ain’t doing nothing to me in the ring. He knows this. He knows ‘Big Baby ain’t no joke. Him knocking me down.
“Tyson was saying that when he first came back on the scene to get some buzz going because my name was up there at the top. He said he knocked me down seven times. It never happened. Tyson, don’t lie. It’s a competitive competition, but it also respects there. He’s also not the type of person that you can really hate” said Miller.
It’s not looking like Wilder and Joshua will be meeting anytime soon, so it’s irrelevant about what would happen if the two were to fight. Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KOs) needs to beat Tyson Fury (30-0-1, 21 KOs) in their trilogy fight in July, and Joshua needs to defeat Kubrat Pulev on June 20.
If those two things happen, then Wilder and Joshua will probably fight in December. Wilder will be a big underdog against Fury, and it’s unlikely he’ll win that fight. We’re probably going to see a more aggressive Wilder than we saw in his rematch with Fury last February.
Big Baby says Fury would have beaten Wilder with one hand
“I sparred with Tyson, I sparred with Deontay, I sparred with a ton of guys, and I know their persona,” said Miller. “Even Tyson Fury failed a drug test. Tyson Fury had mental issues, and this man fought his way out of that. I don’t think in my heart and my mind like I know Tyson, that’s not him to go put something in his glove.
“He’s not going to risk all that he built and blow it like that. I think it’s BS that they’re putting out there. Even if Tyson Fury fought Deontay with one hand, I still think Tyson would have whooped his behind. No matter what Deontay would have done, he would have got his a— whooped.
“Even if he walked in without the vest, he still would have got his a– whooped. All that talk about him walking in with a 45-lb vest…it’s all just a bunch of bull—-. That’s why a lot of people don’t gravitate to Deontay.
“He talks with a certain demeanor that’s so fake. He’s not real. Tyson Fury is a gullible, funny, he’s a clown and hysterical, but that’s who he is. But when you got someone like Deontay, he’s a fraud. When you have money, you’re a sucker with some money.
“That’s what it came down to. He’s some sucker with some bread because the way you act and the way you treat people on your team,” said Miller. “You treat everybody the same. Respect everyone the same way, but he’s just different, man. He got his a– whooped during black history month. His black card has been revoked, let’s put it like that,” said Miller on Wilder.
Fury would beat Wilder with one hand if it was the right hand that he had free. That’s the one that did all the damage to Wilder in the form or rabbit punches in their rematch. The way that Fury’s left glove was slipping off his hand, that has a lot of boxing fans wonder if he was trying to pull a fast one on Deontay.
Wilder will lose to Fury in trilogy
He’s still going to get his a— whooped,” said Miller when asked how Wilder will do against Fury in the trilogy match. He said he’ll never fight Big Baby because he knows I’m coming for his neck. I’m coming for blood. He talking all that ‘I’m going to kill.’ Nah, he not built like that, bro.
“When he says he’s not going to fight me for whatever his thoughts are, he already got some punk in him. And Tyson got his number now. He’s over with. He can’t box, he can’t throw no jab, he ain’t got no footwork, and those things take years to learn. So for him to come back in July after you got your a— whooped a couple of months ago.
“The a– whopping he took, you need a good two months of rest, and then another 3 to 4 months to get back in really good shape in every heavyweight title fight. In that time, is he really going to learn some new techniques? It takes months and years to learn some things in boxing in that watchful eye in boxing, and he ain’t got it.
“He don’t got it right now. Floyd Mayweather coming in there to help him is good for publicity, but he don’t have that boxing fundamentals. If he lands a big shot, yeah, I think he can beat Tyson, but Tyson, if he starts boxing on him, Tyson is going to beat him. Tyson put the pressure on him, and he excelled than what I thought,” said Miller.
Given the way that Wilder looked completely over-matched against Fury in their rematch, he’ll lose to him. Floyd Mayweather Jr. was probably joking when he offered to help train Wilder for the trilogy match. Wilder is probably going to stick with his two trainers Mark Breland and Jay Deas.
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