Lennox Lewis has expressed his disappointment at Anthony Joshua’s fight against Jarrell Miller.
Britain’s WBA, WBO and IBF champion Joshua will defend his titles against the American at Madison Square Garden, New York on June 1, it was announced this week.
Miller is unbeaten in 24 fights and ranked highly in the heavyweight division but former undisputed king Lewis says ‘Big Baby’ doesn’t stand a chance against AJ.
He told SunSport: “I am with everybody else in this case, I wanted to see a better fight.
“When Anthony came to America last year and Miller came up and crashed his press conference, I thought that was big set-up and I was not fooled by it.
“I have only seen Miller fight once but I guess it’s the easy sort of fight they want to have in America and then go home.
“It’s not really a fight that will test Anthony.
“Miller is just an up-and-coming heavyweight who is trying to make himself known to the world.
“But no one really knows him in America and they don’t know him too well in England either.”
Joshua had been hoping for a unification showdown against Deontay WIlder, the WBC belt holder, at Wembley on April 13 and blamed ‘boxing politics’ for preventing it from happening.
But Lewis has little sympathy for the 29-year-old, and claims ‘bad decisions’ from his promoter Eddie Hearn have cost Joshua the fight against his fellow champ.
After lengthy talks over a fight with Joshua last year failed to result in an agreement, WIlder went on to face Tyson Fury in December and, following their thrilling draw, the two men are set to go head-to-head again in 2019.
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Lewis said: “I don’t think it was complicated to make the Wilder fight, they were in the best spot possible to dictate exactly what they wanted.
“They cannot cry over spilled milk and say ‘oh I wish I could have got the fight’.
“They could have got the fight but they did not take advantage of their position. It’s a situation where they have to know what is going on in their business.
“The fact Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury are going to fight again has got everyone excited, they want to see that match-up and that has left Anthony Joshua out in the cold and it’s just down to bad decisions from his promoter.”