Heavyweight contender Dillian Whyte admits that he would not be shocked if Jarrell Miller pulled off a big upset by stunning IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua.
Whyte was in talks to face Joshua in a rematch, for April 13 at Wembley Stadium in London, but their talks fell apart over money.
Now Joshua is scheduled to make his American debut, on June 1, against Miller at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Miller has promised to come out firing in the early portions of the fight, because he believes Joshua can be worn down and stopped as the contest plays out.
Whyte believes that strategy could pay off.
"I wouldn't be surprised if he does beat Joshua," Whyte exclusively told Sky Sports.
"Joshua has got very gun-shy, and if Miller can absorb his punishment early, and bring it to him late in the fight, then I wouldn't be surprised if Miller does beat him. I wouldn't be shocked. I wouldn't be surprised at all, if Miller beat him.
"If AJ loses, I'll still fight him, because it's personal with me and him. It's not about the titles. If he loses his next 10 fights, I'll still fight him. I just won't be taken for a mug, that's all."
For Whyte's part, the WBC has ordered him to face Dominic Breazeale for the WBC interim-title. The winner becomes the mandatory challenger to full champion Deontay Wilder.
"That's what we want," said Whyte. "I've had 10 or more WBC title fights. Been the WBC No 1 ranked fighter for 18 months, two years or something.
"Defended the position, won every WBC belt I was eligible to win, apart for the world title, so it's about time. Not even the champions have taken the route I've taken. If the winner of the Wilder-Fury fight doesn't get injured, then yeah, interim title in June or July, fight for the world title in December. What a year that would be."