Anthony Joshua predicts brutal eight-round knockout of Miller
Speaking during a freestyle RAP on American radio yesterday, the heavyweight champion also addressed his opponent’s accusations, made at a heated press conference earlier this week, that he used a testosterone in order to gain weight between becoming Olympic champion and turning professional.
Joshua will defend his WBA, WBO and IBF titles when he takes on the Brooklyn boxer, nicknamed ‘Big Baby’, in New York at Maddison Square Gardens on June 1.
The boxer was interviewed by Sway Calloway on the Shade 45 channel on SiriusXFM, and following in the footsteps of the likes of Floyd Mayweather, Joshua asked to freestyle and duly laid into his opponent.
“Find me fighting on June 1, at MSG, Lyrical MC, In NYC, Holding it down, Eyeing the clown, I’m ready to rebound, I’m gonna knock Miller out around the eighth round,” rapped Joshua.
“He can’t run with the champ, I lick him down like a stamp, I’m gonna knock his head down with a clamp.”
The rap comes just days after a feisty exchange at a press conference in New York to announce the fight.
Joshua normally keeps a calm demeanour but Miller appeared to get under his skin with a string of insults, leading to the British fighter promising to knock the American ‘the f*** out’.
Miller called Joshua an ‘Uncle Tom’, a racially charged term for black people who give up or hide their ethnic traits and practices in order to be accepted into the mainstream, before accusing him of using testosterone to gain weight.
“This motherf****** has TUE test exemptions for testosterone and all kinds of s***,” Miller said. “I have been doing my research, who comes out of the Olympics at 220lbs and goes to 240lbs in a year?”
When asked if the claims were proven, Joshua replied that he gained the weight through hard work and pointed out that he is tested roughly three times a month.
“I was skinny, I was a kid,” said Joshua. “It was ten, 11 years of dedication, eating right, sleeping right, watching the right things.
“I’m on two anti-doping drug agencies.
“Since 2012, before the Olympics, I enrolled in something called Whereabouts, where everyday of the year, every year, I have to let me know where I’m gonna be.
“I have to give them an hour in the day, so they can randomly turn up and drug test me at any time throughout the whole year.
“I get tested three times a month, you’re talking 36 times a year.
We go under WADA testing as well for the fights, which means I’m tested under two doping agencies.”
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