- Deontay Wilder believes Anthony Joshua's American challenger Jarrell Miller is unknown ahead of their June 1 fight
- Joshua revealed on Wednesday that he will defend his title at the legendary Madison Square Garden
- The Nigerian-born heavyweight champion currently hold three of the four major championships belts
Deontay Wilder insists world boxing champion Anthony Joshua alongside challenger Jarrell Miller are unpopular in the USA with the pair set to fight at Madison Square Garden on June 1.
According to UK Sun report, Wilder could not agree terms with Anthony Joshua after negotiations over a possible fight broke down, forcing the American to fight Tyson Fury last year.
Responding, Anthony Joshua stressed he was ready to face Wilder or Tyson Fury, but politics around the sports did not make it happen.
However, Wilder believes the June 1 fight between Joshua and 'Big Baby' will not be a success as it well be the first time AJ will be fighting outside his comfort zone.
"Jarrell is still an unknown fighter here in America.
"Jarrell is from Brooklyn and stuff like that, but they don’t even know him in his own city.
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"He’s not a name that’s been developed in the market here so for me I don’t think it’s gonna be a great look for him because even Anthony’s not that known here in America.
“The people that does know him, they know about $50million (£39m), they know about the story of the $15million (£11.7m) flat and why the fight is not happening.
“So I don’t think they’re gonna accept it very well, but we’re gonna see,” Wilder said, even as he was quick to add.
"I don’t think they’re gonna get the outcome that they’re expecting is gonna happen.
“So I don’t think they’re gonna accept it very well, but we’re gonna see."
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Anthony Joshua, will defend his titles against American challenger Jarrell Miller.
According to The Mirror, Joshua, who currently holds three of the four major championships in boxing - the IBF title since 2016, the WBA (Super) title since 2017, and the WBO title since 2018 and also the IBO title since 2017, will take on Miller at Madison Square Garden on June 1.
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