JARRELL MILLER reckons Anthony Joshua has “made a mistake” fighting Otto Wallin after the Swede gave Tyson Fury a “tough” battle.
Joshua returns to the ring on December 23 for an epic heavyweight showdown in Saudi Arabia.
GettyAnthony Joshua has been warned he may have bitten off more than he can chew with Otto Wallin[/caption]
AP:Associated PressThe Swede left Tyson Fury with a nasty gash in their 2019 bout[/caption]
He is fighting on the same card as rival Deontay Wilder, with the American taking on Joseph Parker.
And if both men win their bouts, they are expected to clash in the Middle East early next year.
However, fellow heavyweight Miller reckons Wallin will not make life easy for Joshua.
His only defeat came against world champion Fury in 2019.
And many feel Wallin was unlucky to lose after almost ending the Gypsy King’s fight by opening up a huge cut over his eye.
The southpaw is now hoping to extend his 26-1 record when he comes up against AJ this month.
And Miller, who fights Daniel Dubois on the same night, reckons the battle will not be a walk in the park for Joshua.
He himself came close to fighting the Brit in 2019, but the scrap was axed after he tested positive for several banned substances.
PAJarrell Miller is backing Wallin to beat AJ in Saudi Arabia this month[/caption]
Miller told SecondsOut: “I feel honestly that AJ might have made a mistake with picking Otto Wallin.
“”Even though Otto Wallin is not a one-punch knockout kind of guy, he is durable and he comes to fight.
“He is not a quitter and it is going to be a tough fight for AJ. I don’t think that it is going to be easy at all.
“The mental state that AJ has, is he going to hold up? When he fights in the UK he has a little more oomph in his step.
“But when he fights outside the UK, we don’t get the same fiery person, the playing ground is going to be a little more even in Saudi.
“I wish all of the luck to Wallin. I want to really be the one to knock out AJ but may the best man win, it is what it is.”