Heavyweight contender Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller (19-0-1, 17 KOs) is predicting now that he’ll knockout IBF/WBA heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua (20-0, 20 KOs) when the two of them trade blows in the future. Miller, 29, sees a whole lot of flaws in Joshua’s game that he thinks he can take advantage of, starting with his poor stamina.
Miller says he hopes Joshua keeps adding muscle to his 6’5” frame, because it’ll make things easier on him to tire him out and stop him when the time comes.
“I hope he keeps putting on muscle. By the time he fights me, then all I’ve got to do is move on him, tire him out, and then knock him out. It’s a matter of time,” said Miller to skysports.com.
Miller fights this Saturday night against 37-year-old Mariusz Wach (33-2, 17 KOs) on HBO from the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. This is a good match-up for the boxing fans to see the talent level of the 6’4” Miller. It’ll give the British boxing fans a chance to see Miller perform so that they can get excited about the prospects of him and Joshua fighting each other.
Miller and Joshua could be sharing the ring in 2018 if one of his fights falls though against the bigger names in the heavyweight division. Miller will be ready to step in and face Joshua.
Miller sees all the weight that Joshua has put on since he turned pro as hurting his ability to fight. Miller notes that Joshua started his pro career at 225 pounds just 4 years ago in 2014, and he’s already packed on 30 pounds of muscle weight during that time. The weight has made Joshua slower, and less capable of fighting hard without gassing.
“No doubt in my mind, I will stop Anthony Joshua,” Miller said. “He’s not a natural big guy. He started as a pro in the mid-220s. Now all of a sudden, he’s 254, he’s four pounds heavier than he was when he fought Wladimir Klitschko and he’s a lot slower.”
Joshua is like a lot of weight lifters. They don’t know when to quit lifting. They falsely believe they look better when they keep adding muscle weight. Eventually, all that weight makes them slow, and turns them into Quasimoto look-alike people, and they don’t look good at all. In Joshua’s case, he’s getting slower with all the weight he’s packing on, and he’s starting to have conditioning problems that he never had before. That means Joshua’s heart is having a tough time with all that muscles that he’s carrying around.
Big weight lifters/body builders aren’t designed for aerobic activity that call for endurance. Having muscles helps for short duration sports like football, and throwing shot put.
“It’s definitely affecting his performance, his stamina is not getting any better than the Klitschko fight, even with the muscle he’s putting on,” said Miller.