Jarrell Miller reignited his bitter feud with Anthony Joshua as he baited the British fighter during the press conference launching the ‘Day of Reckoning’ on Wednesday evening.
Miller will fight Joshua’s compatriot Daniel Dubois on December 23 as part of a stacked card with Aj’s clash with Otto Wallin a co-main event.
But after riling up a reticent Dubois, Big Baby Miller turned his attention to the two-time former world heavyweight champion to pick the scab of an earlier feud between the two men.
Joshua and Miller were due to fight one another in 2019, and first squared up against one another in their press conference ahead of the clash – but after the American tested positive for a banned substance, Andy Ruiz Jnr stepped into the breach.
Since then, the pair have traded jibes but are yet to meet in the ring.
Jarrell Miller pulled no punches during the press conference announcing the card for December’s ‘Day of Reckoning’
Anthony Joshua took up Big Baby’s bait and snapped back at his former rival on Wednesday
The pair first tangled ahead of a planned clash in 2019 – before Miller tested positive for a banned substance
And Miller was keen to provide fuel for any potential clash with an unprovoked taunt that implied Joshua couldn’t handle either him or Deontay Wilder.
‘Theyu can all kiss my black ass,’ Miller began. ‘We all know for a start that AJ don’t want no smoke with Deontay. As much as I don’t like Deontay, I know he would put that motherf***** in the grave.
‘So I’ll make it easy for you – either fight Deontay and go to the grave, or fight me, and go to the hospital.’
The Briton has long been linked to a potential fight against Wilder, with his promoter Eddie Hearn claiming in September that Joshua was going to ‘knock out Deontay Wilder’ in a prediction hyping up the performance of his boxer.
But fans were disappointed to see Wilder and Joshua both making it onto the December 23 card – but facing different opposition.
Joshua was quick to respond to Miller teasing, and snapped back: ‘Shut the f*** up.
‘Miller, don’t start with me. You know I’ll come over and slap you.’
The 34-year-old added: ‘I see you’ve brought your mum here, she needs her rent paid.
Rather than facing off with Deontay Wilder, Joshua will have a crack at Sweden’s Otto Wallin
Miller will face off in Riyadh with Joshua’s compatriot Daniel Dubois, who cut a more reserved figure in the press conference
‘You’re not doing nothing to me. Watch your mouth, or I’ll slap it for you.’
After the press conference, Miller shared that he was happy to ‘be a bully’ and planned on doing so ‘all day and all night’.
Instead of squaring off with Joshua, Wilder will fight Joseph Parker on a star-studded night of boxing finally confirmed after weeks of hype.
On the undercard, fellow Hearn fighters Dmitry Bivol and Jai Opetaia will face Lyndon Arthur and Ellis Zorro respectively, Filip Hrgovic is set to fight Mark De Mori, Arslanbek Makhmudov is matched with Agit Kabayel, and Frank Sanchez goes toe-to-toe with Junior Fa.