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Parker: I Hope Jarrell Miller Pulls It Off Against Anthony Joshua

Joseph Parker, who fought WBO, IBF, WBA, IBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua in early 2018, is hoping unbeaten Jarrell Miller can pull off a big upset on June 1.

Miller will challenge Joshua at New York's Madison Square Garden. The contest will be Joshua's American debut.

Parker, who held the WBO world title, lost a twelve round decision to Joshua in their unification bout. He's still the only boxer to last the full twelve round distance with the unified champ.

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For over a year, Miller has been verbally assaulting Joshua at every turn.

They nearly came to blows last year, when Miller confronted Joshua at a press conference in New York City.

Last month, the scene repeated itself last month when Miller pushed Joshua at their kickoff presser to officially announce their showdown.

"Boxing antics, and things happen all the time, and you've just got to take it how it is," Parker told Sky Sports.

"I'm good friends with Miller, so it's one of those fights where I hope it goes well, and I hope he can pull it off, but it's going to be a hard task, because Joshua is a champion. I'm just going to be interested as a heavyweight boxer and a fan of the sport. I think he got under his skin. Miller is just playing the game, doing what he has to do. It's just one of those things where it's interesting for boxing.

"[Me and Miller] get along well, we message each other, and I'm supporting him because he supported me when I had the Joshua fight. Both fighters are great fighters, and very respectful. It's going to be good to see them matched in the ring.

"Yeah, I'll be supporting Miller. We'll fight anyone. I've got a lot of respect for Tyson and he is the man. But it comes down to boxing, and if I want to be the best, I have to fight the best. I consider him one of the best in my generation as a heavyweight. Listen, I'll fight him."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Jkp on 03-09-2019

[QUOTE=chicken-;19569782]Yea I'm sure the obese guy will have lots of energy late in the fight.[/QUOTE] Cheeseburgers vs steroids. It's quite comical that people suggest the only reason for Miller to win is his conditioning. This guy must be garbage if…

Comment by Jkp on 03-09-2019

[QUOTE=Digital Mouth;19569916]AJ has no other choice than to win by KO otherwise the judges will rob him the same way they robbed Lennox Lewis when he fought Evander Holyfield and most recently Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder.[/QUOTE] Eddie always has…

Comment by AdonisCreed on 03-09-2019

I just hope the fight between AJ and Miller is a competitive one and a good fight for the fans.

Comment by AdonisCreed on 03-09-2019

Parker vs Fury I can see that fight possibly happening next.

Comment by AdonisCreed on 03-09-2019

[QUOTE=hugh grant;19569169]You want Miller to win cos he's your friend? Publicly you say that, but I bet secretly when microphones and microphones aren't in front of you you want Josh to win. Because you don't want Miller to be better…

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