Later this year, the heavyweight champion of the world, Anthony Joshua, will look to remain undefeated when he squares off with Brooklyn's own Jarrell 'Big Baby' Miller. Joshua, who hails from Great Britain, is a former Olympic Gold medalist who currently holds the IBF, WBA (Super), WBO, and IBO heavyweight titles, while Miller is currently ranked as the 5th best heavyweight in the world with a 23-2 record.
Miller is set to challenge Joshua for those titles on June 1st at Madison Square Garden, and the two fighters recently held their first press conference to build anticipation. During the face off, Miller looked to proclaim his dominance on his home turf, shoving Joshua backward as soon as they looked eye to eye.
Joshua maintained his balance and looked seemingly unphased by the two-handed shove to his chest, though now with security surrounding them, Big Baby Miller was then heard saying "you think it's a f****** game? I'm not playing with you," as Joshua quietly told him to "calm down."
From there, however, it didn't take long for Joshua to get annoyed with Big Baby's antics, as he then told him to "shut the f*** up," which led Miller to scream "oh yea that's what I want to hear!," as a female voice from the crowd begged him to relax.
Later on, as about a dozen members of security were restraining Big Baby, Joshua shifted his attention to a heckler in the crowd, challenging him to a face off before jumping off the stage to address the man directly. Ultimately, security then intervened and blocked the path of Joshua, as the heckler kept taunting him with the words: "you remember."
At that point, the two fighters went back on stage to try to fulfill their responsibilities without incident, with Big Baby promising not to escalate the tension further. The two fighters then continued their heated exchange that was filled with expletives, prior to one of Joshua's trainers getting into a shoving match with other members of the security.
After the face off, Joshua spoke to reporters to say that although he's technically sound enough to defeat Miller easily, he now thinks he'll get in the ring "and nearly murder him. True to form, Joshua is known for his power, as 21 of his 22 wins have come from knockouts.