Deontay Wilder has voiced his opinion on one of the most-discussed fights on the stacked card taking place on December 23 in Saudi Arabia.
Wilder takes on Joseph Parker as co-main event alongside Anthony Joshua vs Otto Wallin, but it’s perhaps the undercard heavyweight showdown between Daniel Dubois and Jarrell Miller which has the public talking the most.
Miller is a controversial figure in boxing’s blue-ribbon division, having failed multiple drugs tests in the lead up to his scheduled fight against Joshua in 2019. He once again tested positive in 2020 when set to face Jerry Forrest. Since serving a two-year suspension, Miller has three wins under his belt, the most notable of which came against Lucas Browne in March this year.
Dubois was last out in August against unified champion Oleksandr Usyk. ‘DDD’ was stopped in the ninth round, but the fight was not without controversy. The Brit floored Usyk in the fifth, but the referee immediately called the shot an illegal low blow and the Ukrainian was given several minutes to recover.
Speaking to ESNEWs about the matchup, Wilder is siding with his fellow American to come out on top.
‘Big Baby’ Miller and Daniel Dubois… He don’t like me and he knows I don’t like him, so if it’s f**k me he knows it’s f**k you!
I’m going to go with Jarrell on that fight. I got ‘Big Baby’ due to his size and experience. He’s a talker and to see Dubois getting talked to you can see him get nervous.”