Tyson Fury has continued his verbal onslaught against his domestic rival Anthony Joshua and his next challenger, Jarrell Miller.
The reigning IBF, WBO, WBA, IBO world champion is slated to defend his heavyweight titles against the undefeated American on June 1 at the illustrious Madison Square Garden in New York, marking his first ever fight on US soil.
Fury, who was considered one of the potential opponents for Joshua in the already-scrapped Wembley bout, has shared his thoughts about this match-up and did not show love to both heavyweights.
With the Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder rematch almost a locked in, Anthony Joshua lost two options for his next title-defence.
Dillian Whyte burst into the scene but declined an offer to fight the British sensation at Wembley on April 13.
IT’S OFFICIAL!! @anthonyfjoshua will make his American debut when he defends his WBA,WBO,IBF and IBO World heavyweight titles against @BIGBABYMILLER at the iconic @TheGarden June 1 live on @DAZN_USA and @SkySportsBoxing 🇬🇧🇺🇸🔥 pic.twitter.com/6CBQQHBPvN
— Eddie Hearn (@EddieHearn) February 13, 2019
Joshua Set To Make His Debut In US Soil
AJ and his camp decided to scrap the Wembley fight – with reports claiming that Wladimir Klitschko was stepping in as a possible replacement – and earlier this month, they finally found the next opponent for the British champion.
Joshua announced on his website that he would be squaring off with Jarell “Big Baby” Miller for the WBA (super), IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight belts on June 1, with Madison Square Garden playing host to this exciting clash.
“The time has come to head across the Atlantic and defend my heavyweight titles in the USA.”
“I will be fighting at the legendary Madison Square Garden. I plan to embrace the culture and leave with an appetite for more.”
“I am looking forward to taking on another challenge with a good boxer and a brilliant talker. It will be an exciting fight.”
“I will leave nothing to chance and plan on dismantling Miller in style to make my mark.”
While many fans were ecstatic about Joshua’s upcoming US debut, some were not happy about this recent booking, stressing that the British boxer should fight higher ranked heavyweights.
Fury himself was one of the staunch critics of this pairing.
Last week, he trolled Joshua for agreeing to fight a boxer he dropped seven times in sparring and sent home in just the first day of the training camp.
“I was back home in Morecambe and I needed a sparring partner. The first person that sprang to mind was Jarrell Miller, I thought he’ll be good sparring for me. Obviously, I wasn’t a world champion at the time, he came over to Morecambe and we sparred at a local gym.”
“I’m not going to go into too much detail, but I hired him for two weeks sparring, I ended up sending him back home after one-day sparring. I put him down seven times in the first spar and I sent him home packing back to the USA,” Fury claimed via The Sun.
Two Low-Level Bums
In a recent interview with IFL TV, “The Gypsy King” continued his taunting antics on Joshua and Miller, describing the pair as “two low-level bums fighting it out on that stage.”
“I think it is an entertaining fight between two dossers really. Yeah, it will be good for a giggle won’t it? Two low-level bums fighting it out on that stage, that level, with 12,000 people watching.
It should be good. We all need a bit of bill-filling, don’t we, not everyone can top the bills in LA,” Fury stated.
He also blasted AJ’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, for not securing a better fight for Joshua and assured Dillian Whyte of the next title shot if he beats Wilder in their upcoming rematch.
“I blame Eddie Hearn for the fights not happening, to be honest, it’s not Dillian. Dillian wants to fight anybody. He is the most improved fighter over the last two years I’ve got to say, congratulations.”
“He deserves a world title shot for sure and when I beat Wilder in my next fight, I will give you the shot no problem.”
“I’m not a s********, I am a man of my word. If I beat Wilder, when I beat Wilder in my next fight, you can have it next. Because ‘AJ’ ain’t going to fight you because he is a s********.”
(Featured Image Source: Twitter/Anthony Joshua and Twitter/Ladbrokes)