Deontay Wilder Shakes His Head at Joshua-Miller, Explains Why

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder is not impressed with the recent announcement that Anthony Joshua will make his United States debut against Jarrell Miller at Madison Square Garden on June 1.

Joshua will put his WBO, WBA, IBO and IBF belts on the line at the iconic New York venue in what will be his first bout outside Great Britain.

The 29-year-old was due to fight at Wembley on April 13 after stopping Alexander Povetkin at the London venue last September.

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Joshua had stated in several interviews that Wilder was his main target for that date but blamed "boxing politics" for the fight not being arranged, while a potential rematch with domestic rival Dillian Whyte failed to materialize.

Miller stormed his way onto the stage to confront Joshua in New York at a promotional event for the Englishman's showdown with Povetkin last July and the Brooklyn native will get a chance to let his fists do the talking in the same city.

Miller, who boasts a 23-0-1 record, has no doubt that he can take Joshua's belts off him in the Big Apple.

Wilder had doubts about the event being successful, explaining that Miller is not very well known - even in his hometown of Brooklyn.

“Jarrell is still an unknown fighter here in America. Jarrell is from Brooklyn and stuff like that, but they don’t even know him in his own city. He’s not a name that’s been developed in the market here so for me I don’t think it’s gonna be a great look for him because even Anthony’s not that known here in America," Wilder told Talk Sport.

“The people that does know [Joshua], they know about $50 million [that he rejected to fight me], they know about the story of the $15 million flat [fee he offered me] and why the fight is not happening. So I don’t think they’re gonna accept it very well, but we’re gonna see.

“I don’t think they’re gonna get the outcome that they’re expecting is gonna happen. I know they’re expecting the English to come over and support it big, but it shouldn’t be that way. If he done the right thing and accepted the fight, and say he’s coming over to fight Deontay Wilder, the outcome would be crazy.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by petethefeet on 02-17-2019

Wilder needs a reality check if he thinks that nobody knows who Miller is. He’s the only American heavyweight contender/champion with the testicular fortitude to step into the ring with AJ. Wilder has had ample opportunity to get what would…

Comment by Sktherealdeal on 02-16-2019

[QUOTE=OgTripleOg;19512031]You're still in denial bud, take a deep breath go brush your yellow stained crooked teeth[/QUOTE] You fcuker, I'm an handsome Nigerian with a known heritage. I'm sure you are just one of those weak African slaves whose forefather couldn't…

Comment by sportbuddha on 02-15-2019

[QUOTE=Tyistall;19513743] Between Fury and Whyte, Wilder will not have that belt by the end of the year so it will be interesting to see how low the offer to fight AJ will be after Wilder has no belt hahahah[/QUOTE] That’s…

Comment by STREET CLEANER on 02-15-2019

[QUOTE=yoshik;19511434]It's a business. Boxing changed when FMJ made it a business. Thank God for Manny Pacquaio, one of the only fighters that does it for the challenge and fans. Also funny; the retarded boxing aficionados that have never been in…

Comment by Tyistall on 02-15-2019

[QUOTE=sportbuddha;19512877]The $50m offer was not real enough for them to discuss the details at all or Finkel would have accepted a meeting to discuss it, especially as Hearn even got an flight to NY to have a sit down, they…

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