Today marked the launch of Eddie Hearn’s DAZN streaming network. The Matchroom Boxing promoter called a press conference to announce the launch of the streaming service.
Heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua was in attendance as his upcoming title defence against Alexander Povetkin will stream for US fans on the platform. This brought him face to face with contender, ‘Big Baby’ Jarell Miller.
The two reportedly got into a heated exchange resulting in the two heavyweights coming nose to nose. Miller apparently insticated the altercation by shouting trash talk at Joshua, who eventually lost his temper. Joshua reportedly responded to Miller’s jibes with: “I’ll slap you. Have some respect”.
Jarrell Miller recently turned down the opportunity of travelling to Bulgaria for an IBF title eliminator with Kubrat Pulev. Winning that bout would have made Miller the mandatory challenger to Joshua’s IBF championship.
This closeness in the heavyweight race is the reason for the blow-up. The two are close rivals despite Miller turning down the Pulev bout. Could we see Joshua vs Miller in the future?
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