Exclusive: Former opponent Johann Duhaupas says Jarrell Miller v Tomas Adamek ‘makes no sense’
Johann Duhaupas is disappointed in Wednesday’s announcement of a clash between Jarrell Miller and Tomas Adamek on the undercard of Matchroom USA’s maiden show forming part of their new DAZN streaming deal.
Promoter Eddie Hearn puts the finer details of the October 6 event to the media, as Matchroom branch out from the UK to Chicago at the 10,000 capacity Wintrust Arena in the fall.
Headlining the show will be one-time welterweight ruler Jessie Vargas, whilst Daniel Roman will defend his super-bantamweight belt against Gavin McDonnell.
After weeks of scouting potential opponents, ‘Big Baby’ Miller is set to be pitted against former light-heavyweight world champion Adamek despite previous call-outs to the likes of Anthony Joshua and Dillian Whyte.
The contest looks something of a mismatch on paper and a routine win for the undefeated Miller, something former opponent Duhaupas believes will serve no purpose for the Stateside fans tuning in for $9.99 per month.
“Tomas Adamek is an easy fight for Miller and we all know he will win,” ex-WBC title challenger Duhaupas told World Boxing News after losing via a unanimous decision to the 30 year-old back in April.
“Miller is far too big for Adamek and there’s too much weight difference. Can you imagine how much of an advantage he will have against a former light-heavyweight?
“When I was fighting Miller and his weight completely change the fight as he was SIXTY POUNDS heavier, and also Adamek is not a puncher.
“I really don’t see Adamek putting a dent in Miller and the fight should be over before the end, for sure. I really think this fight makes no sense at all in the USA, but obviously will be good for Miller to have another easy victory for his record.”
Asked who Miller should be facing, Duhaupas – who recently called out Dereck Chisora – predictably put himself forward for a return.
“I believe Miller needs to fight again versus me again because he can’t pretend to fight Deontay Wilder without scoring a knockout against me first.
“Like Wilder, he tried and he couldn’t do it. I am very ready to kick his a** and win this rematch, I can’t wait so just give me a call!
“Deontay Wilder never knocked me out, so I’m ready for the next fighter who will try to KO me. I can even be ready to fight the WBC champion again!
“I have a big experience after my two fights in the USA and I urge Miller to agree to the rematch. If Eddie Hearn wants to call my promotor Mehdi Ameur after Miller beats Adamek easily, this fight will happen again, for sure,” he added.
Phil Jay is Editor of World Boxing News. Follow on Twitter @PhilDJay