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Whyte: No Shock if Jarrell Miller Upsets Anthony Joshua

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.

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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."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by P4Pdunny on 02-16-2019

I can’t see how Miller wins. I know anything is possible but I can’t.

Comment by Oshio on 02-16-2019

Whyte is indirectly saying that Joshua's career is having a nose-dive and that anybody in the HW division can spark him out. Everyone thinks this way about Joshua and they are KO'ed

Comment by Vinnykin on 02-15-2019

****ing hell Whyte...fair play. What boxer in the HW division has came out and said this before a fight..... even after getting lowballed..... Whyte is a fighter no doubt. none of the BS, none of the taking the easy route.....…

Comment by that g on 02-15-2019

[QUOTE=The3;19515180]Both AJ & Miller are NOT enrolling in VADA, the upset is there [/QUOTE] come on bro. AJ is WBA belt holder so he must be enrolled year round, regardless of fight schedules or opponents.

Comment by Bobby Shaw on 02-15-2019

Whyte just needs to go out there and do his thing. Eventually the demand for the fight will be there and the fight will be made. He should avoid the Junior Witter-Hatton or Khan-Kell Brook where one fighter is fighting…

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