Deontay Wilder explains why he’s disappointed with Anthony Joshua fighting Jarrell Miller

by Ajit Singh Khanna | Posted on Thursday, February 14th, 2019 | 0

Anthony Joshua took to his official Twitter handle to confirm his next title defense, against Jarrell ‘Big Baby’ Miller, at the Madison Square Garden on June 1 in what would be the Briton’s debut in the United States.

The news may have come as a disappointment to some as Joshua was initially in talks to fight either former unified champion Tyson Fury or WBC champion Deontay Wilder, only for the talks to not materialize.

And, Wilder is no different as he insists that Joshua and Miller are no big names in the US.

“Jarrell is still an unknown fighter here in America. Jarrell is from Brooklyn and stuff like that, but they don’t even know him in his own city,” Wilder told TalkSport (via BoxingScene).

“He’s not a name that’s been developed in the market here so for me I don’t think it’s gonna be a great look for him because even Anthony’s not that known here in America.

“The people that does know [Joshua], they know about $50 million [that he rejected to fight me], they know about the story of the $15 million flat [fee he offered me] and why the fight is not happening. So I don’t think they’re gonna accept it very well, but we’re gonna see.

“I don’t think they’re gonna get the outcome that they’re expecting is gonna happen. I know they’re expecting the English to come over and support it big, but it shouldn’t be that way.

“If he done the right thing and accepted the fight, and say he’s coming over to fight Deontay Wilder, the outcome would be crazy.”

Might as well be time for Wilder-Fury rematch? And then let the winner of both fights lock horns?

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