LONDON (Reuters) – Heavyweight world champion Anthony Joshua warned American challenger Jarrell ‘Big Baby’ Miller on Monday that he would strip him of his soul and reconstruct his face at Madison Square Garden on June 1.
The fight in New York will be WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO champion Joshua’s U.S. debut.
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Coming face to face at a news conference amid tight security at a plush West London hotel, the usually calm Joshua was riled when Miller suggested the Briton was ‘too posh’, chinless and with his nose in the air.
“Come June 2 and Jarrell will be irrelevant,” said the 29-year-old, who has a record of 22 undefeated professional fights, 21 of them by knockout and who told reporters he had 10 more years ahead of him.
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“I don’t know football, rugby, NFL, basketball or kick-boxing. I know how to knock people out and beat them up,” added the 2012 Olympic super-heavyweight champion, in a dig at Miller’s kick-boxing past.
Joshua said a knockout ‘needs to happen’ to announce his presence in the United States.
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Monday’s news conference came after a similar one in New York last week that ended in pushing and shoving between the two fighters.
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