Jarrell ‘Big Baby’ Miller will be ringside at Madison Square Garden for the super middleweight world title fight between Canelo Alvarez and Rocky Fielding, but one particular heavyweight will also be there -- unified heavyweight world titleholder Anthony Joshua.
"Yes, I'll be there in attendance," Miller told Sky Sports. "If it does [paths cross], it does. But if he's going to the fight, then I think it will. We'll make a scene of it. Who knows? He's in my backyard. I'm not worried about AJ at all."
Miller is likely returning to the ring again on January 18, possibly against WBA "interim" titlist Trevor Bryan. A deal is currently in the works, and if it is made, DAZN would air the bout.
Joshua is slated to defend his belts at Wembley Stadium on April 13, and the winner of the rematch Dereck Chisora vs. Dillian Whyte is reportedly the frontrunner. However, Miller is not interested in fighting Joshua if the original plans do not work. More than anything, the 30-year-old Brooklyn native wants respect.
"I'm not going to be a standby for anybody, as a play toy," said Miller.
"I've been fighting for a long time; I want my due. I want my respect. I want a proper training camp, so it can't be last minute, and it's got to make sense. He fights the 'Big Baby,' and that kind of name that I bring, and the noise that I bring, it's going to cause a sold-out arena.
"For AJ, it's a must, do or die. He's been a world champion for over a year now, and he has said he wants to fight in America, and then he changes his mind. He's not really trying to take any crazy risks right now. I get it, but you can't be called world champion forever if you're not fighting around the world, and America of course."