Anthony Joshua has promised to “test” Jarrell ‘Big Baby’ Miller’s appetite for battle – and warned that his challenger must “prove himself”.
The IBF, WBA, and WBO champion has delivered a scathing reminder of his superiority ahead of their fight on June 1 in New York.
“Miller is big, strong, can throw hooks, has a good work-rate. It’s interesting because I’ll be the first one to test him, and see how good he really is,” Joshua told reporters.
“This is his chance to prove himself to the world.”
Joshua’s US debut at Madison Square Garden will come after two feisty public appearances alongside Miller, the first of which became physical.
He said: “It’s not just about Jarrell Miller, it’s about perfecting my craft. It’s good to work on the position of my hands, fluidity, perfecting my weight.
“Then at the end of it, I get to punish Miller.
“I said I will reconstruct his face. I am looking forward to seeing what his face looks like at the end of the fight.”
Joshua vs Miller concludes a huge three weeks in the heavyweight division. Deontay Wilder defends his WBC belt against Dominic Breazeale on May 18, then Oleksandr Usyk debuts in the division against Carlos Takam on May 25.