News | Feb 25 2019

Jarrell Miller continues to test the persona of Anthony Joshua

The first stage of Jarrell Miller’s Anthony Joshua mission would seem to be complete
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Anthony Joshua & Jarrell Miller Press Conference  |  Action Images/Andrew Couldridge

THE transformation of Anthony Joshua from housewives’ favourite to angry young man continued in London today as he faced off with Jarrell Miller at the UK press conference to promote their June 1 Madison Square Garden contest.

In New York last week, Miller – after showering his rival with insults – shoved Joshua backwards at the US presser; behaviour that visibly annoyed the WBA, IBF and WBO champion. Before today’s press conference, promoter Eddie Hearn said he had never seen Joshua – used to far more respect from his opponents – so incensed.

The latest face-off passed without any hitch but Joshua, who eyeballed Miller for long periods, has not taken kindly his challenger’s behaviour.