Joshua and Miller face off as they look ahead to title bout

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Published on February 25, 2019 - Duration: 00:41s
No blows but Joshua and Miller exchange insults at London press conference

Joshua and Miller face off as they look ahead to title bout


(SOUNDBITE) (English) ANTHONY JOSHUA SAYING: "It's just another opponent, you need a dancing partner right?

You need a dancing partner and Jarrell's a good dancing partner.

"I'm only champion until June 1, that's when I've got to go out there to the battlefield and defend my stripes, and then June 2 Jarrell will be irrelevant and I step forward onto the next task ahead of me." 2.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) JARRELL MILLER SAYING: "You've got to go balls to walls man, there's no turning back, there's no if and buts about it.

If I ever doubted myself one step of the way I wouldn't have made it this far.

And we're going to continue going forward and we're going to continue to work hard and the game plan is to stop his behind in seven rounds, point blank period.

Like I said my mental focus and grind is unmatched, period." STORY: Undefeated heavyweight boxing world champion Anthony Joshua, and American challenger Jarrell 'Big Baby' Miller traded insults but not blows when they held a press conference in London on Monday (June 1).

The pair had to be separated at a fiery news conference in New York last week but this time there were just verbal exchanges as they talked about their fight which will take place at Madison Square Garden on June 1.

The matchup will mark Joshua's first first title bout outside Britain.

Briton Joshua had been due to defend his WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight belts at London's Wembley Stadium on April 13 against an unnamed opponent, but that had been looking unlikely for some time.

He has blamed 'boxing politics' for getting in the way of a unification bout with American WBC champion Deontay Wilder on April 13.

Miller is also unbeaten, with a record of 24 fights, 23 wins and a draw.

Joshua beat Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley in April 2017 and then fought Carlos Takam and Joseph Parker at the Principality Stadium in Wales before returning to Wembley to beat Alexander Povetkin last September.

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