Jarrell Miller is fully intent on spoiling Anthony Joshua’s American debut and “kick his ass” when they meet on June 1.
Although the Brit is the strong favourite to continue his winning streak in New York City, Miller has shown he is not in awe of the Olympic Gold medallist.
After giving ‘AJ’ a firm shove at their first press conference, Miller has shown he is willing to verbally joust with the Brit – going as far as to insult his mother.
Despite the odds being stacked against him, the Brooklyn-born brawler is ready to crash the party and take his seat at the top of heavyweight boxing.
He told Oddschecker: “When somebody is more popular, it’s always going to make them the favourite. That’s all it is. When Marcos Maidana fought Adrien Broner, Adrien Broner was more popular than Marcos Maidana.
“He was the favourite and he got spanked. When Amir Khan fought in America, he was favourite, and got his ass whooped.
“You’ve got to think about it, what goes on in history, a lot of people are favourites – but that’s the odds being in your favour. That’s all it is.
“Sometimes it’s just popularity and what you’ve done in the past, but when you’re at war – because this is war.
“There’s no love lost and with strategic movements, you can put things in your favour.”
Weighing around 315 lbs and with a whopping 83% knockout ratio, ‘Big Baby’ believes he has the edge because of his elite mentality.
The heavy-handed orthodox fighter is planning to train as if he is ‘in the mountains of Russia’ to dethrone Joshua.
He added: “We’re going to have a little less bias. He has money to buy certain things that he wants, but I’m going to be in my borough, my home country, to get some things that I want.
“It evens the playing field. Now that we’re in the in the UK and England, everything would be favouritism for him.
“I’m training as if we’re fighting in the mountains of Russia. Nobody knows who we are. That’s how I think about it. It doesn’t bother me; I’m just going to work.”
Miller went on to say: “Oh yeah. Favourite? Boy. F*** being favourite, I’ve worked too hard for that, I’m not looking past him, but he’s hoping everyone will kiss his ass and move in his direction.
“I’m thinking everybody is against me. Everybody. I think my own team’s against me, that’s how I think and that’s my mentality.
“Once I get in that ring, nobody is fighting for me. Nobody.
“He might have beaten two Americans, but he’s fighting a Brooklyn dude who has an origin around the world.
“I’m gonna come kick his ass, it’s going to be World War 3.”