Evander Holyfield says Deontay Wilder is the best heavyweight in the world … and he believes that because the most skilled guy, Anthony Joshua, is too scared to put it on the line to be the best.
TMZ Sports got the Real Deal at LAX, and asked the former 4-time Heavyweight champ who he thinks is the best fighter out of Wilder, Joshua, and the unkillable Tyson Fury.
Holyfield seems to think the argument is between Wilder and Joshua and gives Deontay the edge because of one HUGE problem he has with AJ.
“Skills-wise, I can say Anthony Joshua, but he won’t fight. Until you fight somebody it don’t really make a difference.”
Evander isn’t the only one critical of Joshua’s matchmaking … AJ has been widely mocked for ducking Wilder, and now some people don’t think he’s in any rush to fight Fury either.
Random boxing Twitter peeps are one thing … criticism from a top heavyweight fighter of all-time? That might be enough to make Joshua pay attention.
BTW — AJ does have a real fight on the horizon. He’s fighting Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller later this year, and that’s not gonna be a cakewalk AT ALL.
Anthony Joshua Says ‘Big Baby’ Won’t Want Rematch After I Beat His Ass!
Anthony Joshua says Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller shouldn’t worry about that “bitch ass rematch clause” in their fight contract … because after AJ beats him down, Miller won’t want to do it again anyway!
The UK boxing superstar was in a GREAT mood in NYC on Wednesday — despite getting pushed around by Miller during their press conference on Tuesday.
When asked if Miller crossed a line when he put his hands on Joshua, the heavyweight champ told Adam Glyn it’s “just playground stuff” … and Miller will get his beating on June 1.
“I don’t take that stuff too seriously,” Joshua said.
As for the rematch clause, Miller told TMZ Sports … Joshua required him to put it in the contract just in case Miller knocks him out. Miller told us he’s already preparing to beat Joshua twice.
But, Joshua says he ain’t scared — and it’s “Big Baby” who should be worried.
“To be honest, after I finish him, I don’t think he’ll want a rematch anyway … so I’m not gonna focus on that.”
The two square off at Madison Square Garden on June 1 — can’t wait!!!
Jarrell Miller Says Anthony Joshua Has a ‘Bitch Ass Rematch Clause’
Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller says Anthony Joshua forced a “bitch ass rematch clause” into their fight contract … telling TMZ Sports, he’s already preparing to knock the dude out TWICE!!!
We spoke with “Big Baby” after his clash with Joshua in NYC on Tuesday — where Miller straight SHOVED Joshua while promoting their June 1 championship fight at Madison Square Garden.
Miller knows he’s the underdog in the fight … but says the critics can “kiss my ass” — telling us he’s 100% confident he’ll hand Joshua his first L when they throw down.
There’s a lot of trash talk in this clip too — Miller says a bunch of AJ’s wins (from early in his career) were “given to him” by corrupt refs who would stop fights early to ensure a Joshua victory.
In other words, Miller says AJ’s perfect 22-0 record is a sham — and he’s looking to expose Joshua in a big way.
Miller has an impressive resume too — he’s 23-0-1 — and famously knocked out TWO DUDES IN 6 WEEKS in 2018.
He KO’d Tomasz Adamek in the 2nd round of their Oct. 6 fight — and then took down Bogdan Dinu on Nov. 17.