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Anthony Joshua’s next defence of his world heavyweight titles will take place in New York City on June 1. Read our free Anthony Joshua v Jarrell Miller predictions & betting tips for the big fight.

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Anthony Joshua’s latest defence of his heavyweight titles was supposed to take place at Wembley Stadium in April, but those plans were put on hold when promoter Eddie Hearn failed to tie down a big-money fight with either Deontay Wilder, Dillian Whyte or Tyson Fury, and instead ‘AJ’ will now make his US debut at the world famous Madison Square Garden in New York city on June 1, and he will do it against unbeaten American Jarrell Miller.

‘Big Baby’ spent early years of his boxing career crossing back and forth between the ‘sweet science’ and the world of kickboxing, but in 2014 he called time on his kickboxing career to focus solely on boxing and since that date he has reeled off 10 straight wins to take his unbeaten professional record to 23-0-1 with 20 victories coming via knockout. However, you would be hard-pressed to find a notable name on his record so you cannot help but feel like he is merely being used as a punching bag for Joshua to make a successful first showing on American soil. ‘AJ’ himself appears to feel that way.

“I’m going to knock him out on June 1, there is no doubt about that,” Joshua told reporters. “He’s an ex-kickboxer who punches like a fairy. He’s the softest puncher in the heavyweight division. I’m confident that I’ll ram my jab down his throat and I’ll knock him out. The only way I feel that Jarrell could actually win is just by a lucky punch – that’s all he’s got.

“I could hype him up, but I’ll keep it real. Miller can’t punch, he hasn’t got that much of a good work rate. I’ve done my stats and facts – I throw more punches than Miller. He hasn’t done anything as a fighter in the amateurs or as a professional and he’s coming up against a true fighter so we’ll see what happens. That’s why I don’t think he can beat me on his best day. There’s no fairy tale story about what I do - the stats and facts show. I’ll beat him and knock him out.”

Miller, of course, disagrees and claims the champion will “crack like an egg” in his first fight on foreign shores.

“This is going to be bully season,” he said. “He's bullied for all the right reasons. This is the boxing business, this is the hurt game, so ain't nothing humble about this or nothing nice about this game. This is about hard work and doing whatever you can do to win the fight. The realness is going to come out. Once that contract is signed, all gloves are off.”

So who will be the ‘King of New York’ and leave as world heavyweight champion when the verbal jabs are swapped for real punches on June 1?

Joshua may claim that Miller punches like a “p***y”, but with 20 stoppage wins in 23 victories the American has shown some sort of stopping power and we have seen a few times that the champion can be wobbled. This is heavyweight boxing and it would be reckless of him to write off the power in Miller’s fists and recklessly charge forward – he and his team will almost certainly recognise that.

That is why I expect Joshua to use that jab, just like I said he would, to take full advantage of his four-inch reach advantage and wear down the challenger who, let’s be honest’ will not have the gas tank to go 12 rounds against an elite-level fighter. Joshua will pick apart the challenger for several rounds, and then detonate one of those big bombs in the second half of the fight that turns the lights out on “Big Baby”. Then we can all get back to hoping that he, Hearn, Wilder, Fury and everyone else who matters can finally deliver the heavyweight fights fans really want to see.

EXPERT ANTHONY JOSHUA v JARRELL MILLER PREDICTIONS

Boxing legend Lennox Lewis talking to The Sun:

 “When Anthony came to America last year and Miller came up and crashed his press conference, I thought that was big set-up and I was not fooled by it. I have only seen Miller fight once but I guess it’s the easy sort of fight they want to have in America and then go home. It’s not really a fight that will test Anthony. Miller is just an up-and-coming heavyweight who is trying to make himself known to the world. But no one really knows him in America and they don’t know him too well in England either.”

Former world super-middleweight champion Carl Froch talking to Sky Sports:

“I think it's the right move for Joshua, especially if he can deliver another devastating knockout win. The Americans will be thinking 'Wow this is who they've been talking about, big AJ from England'. He will have arrived in America, people will have seen him in action, and that applies a bit of pressure on Deontay Wilder to consider negotiations more seriously. I believe Joshua can make it a controlled performance of what he's capable of, with an explosive finish. Miller is a very big heavyweight, but I think Joshua can wear him down and get him out of there.”


Heavyweight fighter Dillian Whyte talking to Sky Sports News:

“Miller is garbage. I can’t believe they’d choose to fight Miller over fighting me, but I get it. It’s a business move. Joshua needs to fight on DAZN in America and [promoter] Eddie [Hearn] is under pressure to deliver. Miller is the perfect opponent for America. He looks the part, he’s undefeated, he can’t punch, he’s got a good work rate – you know he will talk the talk. He’s a perfect opponent for them. I wouldn’t waste my time going to the fight, I know what’s going to happen already. [The fight will go] six, seven rounds minimum and then [Miller] is going to get knocked out.”

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Anthony Joshua v Jarrell Miller Tale Of The Tape

Anthony Joshua will make his US debut on June 1 when he makes his next defence of the WBA (Super), IBF, IBO and WBO world heavyweight titles against Jarrell ‘Big Baby’ Miller at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Joshua has compiled a perfect 22-0 record with 21 knockouts on home soil, but after promoter Eddie Hearn failed to land a big-money opponent for Wembley Stadium in April it was announced that the former Olympic champion would finally make his long-awaited debut on American soil this year.

“I am heading to The Big Apple and I plan to embrace the culture and leave with an appetite for more,” Joshua said when the fight was announced. “I will be fighting at the legendary Madison Square Garden.
“It has been an honour and a blessing to fight at some of the best venues in the world at home in the UK, not least Wembley Stadium, but the time has come to head across the Atlantic and defend my heavyweight titles in the USA. I am looking forward to taking on another challenge… I will leave nothing to chance and plan on dismantling Miller in style to make my mark.”

Joshua’s opponent on the night will be outspoken, and unbeaten, Miller – a former professional kickboxer who has compiled an unbeaten record of 23 victories and one draw since embarking on a career in the ‘sweet science’ back in 2009, with 20 of his wins coming via stoppage. The 30-year-old has no notable names on his record, but he plans on claiming the biggest scalp of the all by dethroning Joshua at MSG.

“AJ is making a huge mistake coming over here to fight me in my own backyard,” Miller said. “He wants to announce himself on the American stage but all he’s doing is delivering me those belts by hand. Its dog eat dog in the ring and this dog has got a bigger bite – he’ll be leaving New York empty-handed. This is the fight that I’ve been chasing all my life and on June 1 I’m going to achieve the thing I was born to do and win the heavyweight championship of the world. That punk AJ is standing in the way of my dreams and on June 1 he’s getting run the hell over.”

So can Miller be the man to finally hand Joshua his first professional defeat, or will the British heavyweight leave NYC still the heavyweight champion of the world? We look at how the two fighters stack up with the Tale of the tape for the world title clash on June 1...

Anthony Joshua v Andy Ruiz Jr Stats

Anthony JoshuaAndy Ruiz Jr
23Fights34
22 (21 KOs)Wins33 (22 KOs)
1 (1 KO)Losses1
0Draws0
91%KO%65%
91Total Rounds151
6' 6"Height6' 2"
82"Reach74"
OrthodoxStanceOrthodox
30Age30
Former WBA (Super), IBF,
WBO & IBO heavyweight
champion.
World TitlesCurrent WBA (Super), IBF,
WBO & IBO heavyweight
champion.

Anthony Joshua's Last 10 Fights

DateOpponentResult
September 22, 2018Alexander PovetkinWin - TKO Rd 7
March 31, 2018Joseph ParkerWin - Unanimous Decision
October 28, 2017Carlos TakamWin - TKO Rd 10
April 29, 2017Wladimir KlitschkoWin - TKO Rd 11
December 10, 2016Eric MolinaWin - TKO Rd 3
June 25, 2017Dominic BreazealeWin - TKO Rd 7
April 9, 2016Charles MartinWin - KO Rd 2
December 12, 2015Dillian WhyteWin - KO Rd 7
September 12, 2015Gary CornishWin - TKO Rd 1
May 30, 2015Kevin JohnsonWin - TKO Rd 2

Jarrell Miller's Last 10 Fights

DateOpponentResult
November 17, 2018Bogdan DinuWin - KO Rd 4
October 6, 2018Tomasz AdamekWin - KO Rd 2
April 28, 2018Johann DuhaupasWin - Unanimous Decision
November 11, 2017Mariusz WachWin - TKO Rd 9
July 29, 2017Gerald WashingtonWin - Retired Rd 8
August 19, 2016Fred KassiWin - Retired Rd 3
May 27, 2016Nick GuivasWin - TKO Rd 2
January 22, 2016Donovan DennisWin - TKO Rd 7
October 23, 2015Akhror MuralimovWin - TKO Rd 3
June 26, 2015Excell HolmesWin - TKO Rd 1

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BOXING BETTING TIPS GUIDE: HOW TO BET ON JOSHUA v MILLER

Boxing continues to be a popular sport to bet on and that is because the bookmakers offer no shortage of markets for every major fight as well as big domestic bust-ups. This wide selection of markets gives you the chance to make a healthy profit when betting on boxing, and here are some of the Bettingpro.com’s favourite boxing betting markets, using the Anthony Joshua v Jarrell Miller world heavyweight title fight as an example…

Method Of Victory

This market is simple – you pick the winner of the fight and how they will win it. By adding the method of victory on to simply backing a fighter, you give the price a nice shot in the arm. Joshua is as short as 1/8 to win this fight, but having stopped 21 of his previous 22 opponents you may like his chances of stopping Miller too. Now, odds of 1/2 are not particularly lucrative, but you can see from this example that betting on a fighter’s method of victory can give his odds a healthy boost. And when it comes to bouts that are much closer to call, this market offers a great way to make a tidy profit. 

Total Rounds

The Total Rounds market gives punters the chance to bet on how many rounds the fight will or will not last. So, for example, if you believe Joshua was right when he predicted this fight would go no more than seven rounds, you could back Over 7.5 Total Rounds at 8/13, and this bet would still be a winner even if Miller won the fight as long as the bout went at least seven-and-a-half rounds. Alternatively, you may like Joshua’s chances of taking out Miller inside eight-and-a-half rounds and Under 8.5 Total Rounds could be backed at 5/6. And just like the Overs, this bet would be a winner even if Miller won the fight, as long as he stopped Joshua in less than eight-and-a-half rounds. This market covers every round from 1.5 Total Rounds to 10.5 Total Rounds so there are plenty of options.

Round Betting

One of the most popular ways to bet on combat sports is to bet on which round the fight will finish, and this market covers every single round in the fight. The odds can be quite lucrative too because you are pinpointing the ending of the bout down to just one round, so if you like Joshua for a seventh-round stoppage you could get odds as big as 12/1, but if you believe Miller could perhaps shock the world by dethroning the champion early on, say the the fourth round, you could get a price as big as 70/1. If there is a market where you can make a big profit, it is this one.

Round Group Betting

But perhaps betting on a single round in a 12-round fight is not that appealing to you? If it is not, we highly recommend this boxing betting odds market because it lumps together multiple rounds and you can still get good odds. Some bookmakers will group together three rounds at a time, while others will simply split the fight in half to offer Rounds 1-6 and Rounds 7-12. When it comes to choosing a bookmaker it is simply down to how accurate you want to be with your prediction. In his most recent outings Joshua has gone into the second half of the fight so Rounds 7-12 could be tempting at 7/4, while you can get 3/1 on him winning in Rounds 7-9. There are many options and the bigger the grouping of rounds the shorter the odds will get, but even at the shortest price, you can still make a nice profit with a winning bet.

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