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'He got under his skin' - Joseph Parker supporting Jarrell Miller in heavyweight clash with Anthony Joshua

Joseph Parker has picked his side for the upcoming heavyweight clash between Anthony Joshua and Jarrell Miller, hoping for the American fighter to stun the world in June.

Both unbeaten as professional fighters, Joshua and Miller will square off at the start of June, with the British champion the overwhelming favourite to come out on top.

Parker though, says he's firmly behind 30-year old Miller, having established an amicable relationship with the New York native.

"I'm good friends with Miller, so it's one of those fights where I hope it goes well, and I hope he can pull it off, but it's going to be a hard task, because Joshua is a champion," Parker told Sky Sports UK.

"I'm just going to be interested as a heavyweight boxer and a fan of the sport."

Parker also spoke of his friendship with Miller, saying he's been in contact with the self-dubbed "big baby" before his fights.

"We get along well, we message each other, and I'm supporting him because he supported me when I had the Joshua fight.

"Yeah, I'll be supporting Miller.

"I think he got under his skin. Miller is just playing the game, doing what he has to do. It's just one of those things where it's interesting for boxing."

Joshua and Miller will square off for the WBO, WBA, IBO and IBF belts on June 1 at New York's Madison Square Garden.

Anthony Joshua and Jarrell Miller come face to face in London Source: Associated Press