Eddie Hearn backs Jarrell Millers call-out of Anthony Joshua over Deontay Wilder
Eddie Hearn has backed Jarrell Millers call-out of Anthony Joshua after the heavyweight labeled the Brit a G-string and an English muffin.
Miller took aim at Joshua after beating Johann Duhaupas on points in Brooklyn as the American targets a world title shot this year.
Joshua and Eddie Hearn are in talks with WBC champion Deontay Wilder, but the Matchroom promoter seems to prefer a match-up with Miller over his American rival.
Miller and Joshua would likely face off in America, which would be AJs first fight in the US.
Anthony G-String Joshua should come and get this work – all day, Miller said after his victory.
Im ready to toast that English muffin. We cooked French fries tonight [Duhaupas] so its English muffins next time.
Its like I said before, Eddie Hearn has made promises and comments to other fights but lets get this straight, Im not signed with Matchroom boxing and Eddie Hearn.
I am my own boss, I have Big Baby Promotions, but it was decided that it would be in my best interests to fight on an Eddie Hearn card to build my profile.
Of course we want the AJ fight. Eddie Hearn has been talking a lot that AJ is going to come to Brooklyn, do this and do that.
Im not going to get on my knees and beg, us New Yorkers work hard to earn our shot.
But if you bring him to New York I will bust his behind. If not, we have Manuel Charr in Germany and we could probably make that happen.
So thats my next best option if Eddie doesnt put his money where his mouth is and make it happen.
Hes not going to sell me the dream like he did with Luis Ortiz and Dillian Whyte and all the others guys.
Hearn was in Brooklyn in support of Miller, who he also promotes, and hinted he wanted Joshua to fight his Matchroom stablemate over Wilder.
Does he want it? Because a lot of his countrymen say they want it, but do they really want it? Hearn said, referencing Wilder.
I believe this is for real. At the the end of the day I think Jarrell put in a great performance tonight.
I think the Mariusz Wach performance was against an awkward opponent. I thought he boxed really well [tonight], he was exciting and entertaining. I think hes going to be tough to beat.
The one thing is that if he has a good chin, hes going to be very tough to beat.
Because if he fights Anthony Joshua, hes going to get pinged all over the place early but if he can come through it, hes going to be very very dangerous in the fight.