Former super-middleweight world title-holder Carl Froch says Anthony Joshua should stay away from bad language ahead of the heavyweight champion’s battle with Jarrell Miller.
Joshua headed over to Miller’s backyard for a recent press conference and let rip with a torrent of profanity aimed towards the American.
Promoter Eddie Hearn told WBN later it was potentially ‘the real AJ’ coming out, whilst admitting the new persona would be good for the US audience.
For Froch, the comments were in bad taste. ‘The Cobra’ believes Joshua would be best served to stick to his clean cut image.
“It’s not like Joshua to get involved in (trash talk). He usually just stays quiet, stays classy and rises above it,” Froch pointed out in an interview with Love Sport Radio.
“Maybe he was a bit wound up because he had flown over to America. Maybe he was tired, and he was sitting at a press conference with Big Baby Miller giving him some serious abuse.
“It doesn’t really stop and he’s let his guard down a little and bitten. It wasn’t the best, to see to be honest.
“I’m not giving Joshua stick but the language got a bit bad and some of the things that were said were unsavoury. He needs to ignore it and leave it alone. But if it motivates him to do a good job, the fans are in for a bit of a treat.
“When you get involved in an argument and start shouting back and forth, it just becomes tit for tat. It depends on your personality.
“Do you let that wind you up? Do you feel like someone got the upper hand? You always get home and think of something better to say!”
Joshua makes his US debut at New York’s world famous Madison Square Garden, live on DAZN.
All four of Joshua’s belts will be on the line as Miller steps up for his maiden world championship challenge. Both men are undefeated, making for a fascinating tussle on June 1.
Bookmakers have Joshua a huge favorite to win. With a massive undisputed unification with Deontay Wilder targeted for later in the year.