Anthony Joshua says he has taken extra care with his preparations ahead of his upcoming fight with Jarrell Miller as he doesn’t want to risk any slip ups against the American.
British star Joshua will put his world heavyweight titles on the line when the takes on Miller at Madison Square Garden on June 1 – the fight will also be his first on American soil.
Joshua has won all 22 of his professional bouts to date and he has his eye on unifying the heavyweight division, with potential fights to come against the likes of Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury.
However, the 29-year-old knows he cannot afford any mistakes against Miller, who is also an unbeaten fighter, which is why he has been meticulous in his preparations.
“He’s the first fighter where I know about what he says, operates and feels,” Joshua told the BBC.
“I don’t want to slip up against him.” Despite showing plenty of respect to Miller, Joshua is also confident about his chances of winning the fight and he is not sugarcoating what he plans to do to his opponent.
“All this spirit this boy’s got and the rubbish he’s talking, I’m going to strip it from him,” Joshua added.
“Look at his face – I’m going to reconstruct his face and body on 1 June and I’m looking forward to this challenge. “I’m going to be a surgeon because I’m going to give him a makeover.”
Joshua is priced at 1.13 to win the bout in New York, while Miller is available at 6.50 and the draw is on offer at 29.00.