The unified heavyweight champion has come under scrutiny for not facing his main rivals
Anthony Joshua’s press conference to promote his fight with Jarrell Miller was a lively affair.
The challenger pushed the champion across the stage in their New York face-off and the pair then engaged in plenty of personal trash talk.
After about 40 minutes of dramatics, Miller took his leave, leaving AJ to stay and answer questions from the media.
One particular issue – the fact he is yet to face main heavyweight rivals Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury – drew a strong response from the WBA, IBF and WBO champion.
When asked about his rivals, Joshua responded: “Just give me time, I’ll beat them all.
“I’ve done what they’ve been dreaming to do in half the time, a quarter of the time.
“What’s Wilder had, 40 fights? Fury’s been professional for 11 years, had one good win against Klitschko and now he’s a boxing god.
“I’ve come up and fought everyone since my 16th fight, in the space of four to five years, so I haven’t really got to come out here and prove anything. Stats and facts show it.”
Anthony Joshua is referring to the fact that, at just 22-0, he has already claimed three of the four heavyweight world title belts and defeated the likes of Wladimir Klitschko, Dillian Whyte, Joseph Parker and Alexander Povetkin.
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Meanwhile, Deontay Wilder is now 40-0-1 with his best win coming against Luis Ortiz and Tyson Fury is also more experienced at 27-0-1 – however his record rivals AJ’s because he’s also beaten Klitschko and arguably Deontay Wilder too.
“If you can’t see it, then I can’t preach to the blind,” Joshua continued, “I am that I am and I walk how I walk.
“Miller’s just someone else in my way and once I beat Wilder next after him – If they can’t respect it then, then there’s nothing more I can do.
“I just carry on fighting for the passion and the love of it really.”