Broner vs Garcia: Gerald Washington "inspired" by Wladimir Klitschko ahead of Jarrell Miller bout
By Matt Horan
Last Updated: 27/07/17 12:40pm
Gerald Washington says that he had a "great" training camp with Wladimir Klitschko ahead of his bout with Jarrell Miller this Sunday morning.
Washington, 35, returns to the ring after falling short in his first tilt at a heavyweight world title, stopped by WBC titlist Deontay Wilder in the fifth round back in February.
The Californian will now face fellow contender 'Big Baby' Miller in the latter's hometown of Brooklyn as part of the undercard to Adrien Broner and Mikey Garcia's super-lightweight clash, to be shown live on Sky Sports Action.
Washington 'would love' Joshua training, but chose Klitschko camp
Gerald Washington chose to join Wladimir Klitschko's training camp despite an offer to help prepare Anthony Joshua, he has claimed.
Washington, a US Navy veteran, has been training alongside former unified champion Wladimir Klitschko ahead of the contest and is confident that the hard work will pay off.
"I had a great training camp. We put in all the work and pushed ourselves. I stepped out of my comfort zone for this one and we're ready to rock.
"I did a training camp with Wladimir Klitschko, which was amazing. I learned so much from watching him train. The focus that he has and the dedication that he shows is inspiring. It was a great experience to be there and soak it all up.
"I'm just looking to keep focused on fight night. I'm going to fight hard from bell to bell to get the win.
"Miller is a big tough guy. We expect that from him. We're in his backyard so I know he's going to come in 100 percent. We're here to handle business. All I'm thinking about is Jarrell Miller and taking him out."
Watch Broner vs Garcia live from the Barclays Center, Brooklyn, from 1am, Sunday, July 30, on Sky Sports Action (Ch407).