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Anthony Joshua vows to reconstruct Jarrell Miller’s face in heavyweight showdown


— Joshua has knocked out all but one of his opponents in his pro career

Anthony Joshua promised Jarrell Miller he would reconstruct his face when they meet in the ring on June 1 in New York.

The heavyweights resumed their war of words in London on Monday afternoon as Joshua welcomed his challenger to his backyard.

Joshua travels to America to defend his IBF, WBO and WBA (Super) titles this summer.

Miller has settled on a provocateur role in the rivalry and Joshua continued to fire back at the challenger’s taunts. Miller accused Joshua of being ‘too posh’ and fake, prompting the unified champion to issue a chilling response. ‘I’m a heavy-handed puncher,’ Joshua said.

‘I’m going to reconstruct his face, landlord in the States, surgeon in the UK.’ Miller was in a relaxed mood compared to the man who slammed his fists on the table a week ago in New York.

The undefeated heavyweight put his feet up as he awaited AJ’s interest and began snoring as Joshua detailed his past street fights. ‘I come from a great family, my mother and father raised me well,’ AJ said.

‘We all looked after each other. I got banned from the area I grew up in. ‘I’d take my cousin to boxing and I thought that looks easy. I beat a few people up. From that point, do I want to smoke, face jail? ‘When you look at my hands, it’s not from boxing, it’s from street fighting.

‘Do I want to get in trouble for fighting on the streets? Boxing is not about Miller, or Tyson Fury, it’s about me.’ He added: ‘I went straight to boxing and took over boxing. I’ve still got 10 years left. ‘This is all I know.

I don’t know football, rugby, NFL, all I know is this. ‘Knocking people out. I’m going to strip his soul in the ring. If he’s still in there, look at his face, I’m going to reconstruct his face.’