By Radio Rahim
Heavyweight contender Jarrell Miller is not very impressed with IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO unified champion Anthony Joshua (21-0, 20 KOs).
Last month, Joshua was taken the distance for the first time in his career when he won a twelve round unanimous decision over previously undefeated Joseph Parker before a crowd of nearly 80,000 at Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales.
Miller (20-0-1, 18 KOs) returns to the ring later tonight at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, when he takes on France's Johann Duhaupas, (37-4-0, 24 KOs) in an HBO televised co-feature.
Should Miller win, he would be in the running for a 2018 showdown with Joshua.
There is talking that Joshua might make his United States debut this year, at Barclays, and Miller's name continues to get mentioned as a potential opponent.
Miller is very confident that he would beat Joshua.
He feels strongly that Parker did enough to earn a decision win over Joshua last month.
"By far [Joshua sucks], by far. Listen, I thought Joseph Parker pulled it out by a round or two in that fight.... with the speed, the hand movement and landing more punches. But like I've said, when you're fighting a guy in front of his hometown crowd you've got to really beat him up," Miller told BoxingScene.com.
"AJ did not show as much resilience as Deontay [did against Ortiz]. Deontay has some street, he has some dog in him. With AJ we haven't really seen it that much. When he takes his foot off the gas, he regains his stamina and comes back. But in that fight [with Parker] he got caught with a left hook and he's looking at the referee and the referee called it a headbutt. That was a solid left hook that he got caught with by Joseph Parker.
"Like I said, there is a difference when fighting animals and dogs. Like me and Deonay, it will be a mega-fight when I fight him, because we're both crazy, we're two animals. I will rip his head off anyway, but I'll take the kitty cat right now, which is AJ. Eddie Hearn needs to let the cat out of the bag."