Jarrell Miller has his eyes set on one man right now, and it isn’t his bitter rival Deontay Wilder.
Miller is to fight on the same card as ‘The Bronze Bomber’ on December 23 when he takes on the challenge of Brit Daniel Dubois, who is on the comeback trail after his stoppage loss to Oleksandr Usyk in what was his first shot at a full world title.
‘Big Baby’ Miller is not afraid to speak his mind and, in the past, has had verbal back and forth with Wilder. The former world champion has even claimed that they sparred to settle difference and that he sent Miller to the hospital with a concussion.
It surprised some pundits then when, at the recent press conference to announce their fights, Miller ignored his countryman. Speaking to Boxing Social, he explained it’s because he has other goals in mind right now.
“[The beef with Deontay] is not squashed but I seen him and his trainer today. I’ve known Malik Scott a long time and he looked at me like he was kinda shook.
Deontay looked my way and you know I feel we know what’s at stake right now, we’re the only two Americans on the card and he kept his distance so I didn’t really say anything to him.”
He was then asked if there was still more needle with Joshua.
“Definitely more of a personal vendetta with Eddie Hearn and AJ, 100% for sure. I think me and Deontay will have it at some point but right now I’m really tuning for that title shot or AJ’s head, point blank, period.”
The animosity between the two dates back to when Miller failed drugs tests in the immediate run-up to his proposed fight with Joshua in June 2019 and Madison Square Garden.
It was pulled, but there remains the scope for the two to face off in the ring to settle their differences. For now, Joshua has his sights set on his own December 23 opponent, Otto Wallin.