Former undisputed heavyweight world champion Lennox Lewis is not very excited about the upcoming contest between Anthony Joshua and Jarrell Miller.
Joshua defends his IBF, WBA, WBO, IBO titles against Miller on June 1 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The two fighters will come together for a press conference event on Tuesday in NY.
Initially, Joshua was pegged to return on April 13 at Wembley Stadium in London - with his promoter, Eddie Hearn, attempting to secure Deontay Wilder, Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte.
Lewis expected Joshua to have a much better opponent for his debut fight in the United States.
Lewis believes the fight was already in play when Miller confronted Joshua at a DAZN press conference last summer, in New York.
He does not give Miller a shot to win.
“I am with everybody else in this case, I wanted to see a better fight. When Anthony came to America last year and Miller came up and crashed his press conference, I thought that was big set-up and I was not fooled by it," Lewis told Sun Sport.
“I have only seen Miller fight once but I guess it’s the easy sort of fight they want to have in America and then go home. It’s not really a fight that will test Anthony. Miller is just an up-and-coming heavyweight who is trying to make himself known to the world.
“But no one really knows him in America and they don’t know him too well in England either.”
And Lewis places the blame on Hearn, in terms of his inability to secure a unification with Wilder in the coming months.
“I don’t think it was complicated to make the Wilder fight, they were in the best spot possible to dictate exactly what they wanted. They cannot cry over spilled milk and say ‘oh I wish I could have got the fight’. They could have got the fight but they did not take advantage of their position. It’s a situation where they have to know what is going on in their business," Lewis said.
“The fact Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury are going to fight again has got everyone excited, they want to see that match-up and that has left Anthony Joshua out in the cold and it’s just down to bad decisions from his promoter.”