Jarrell Miller is a heavyweight on the verge of big things.
The 30 year-old New Yorker is on a mission to land a world title shot at reigning king Anthony Joshua. On October 6 at the Wintrust Arena in Chicago, Tomasz Adamek stands in his way.
‘Big Baby’ – as he is affectionately known, has already put together an impressive 21-0-1 record and knows victory over former world champion Adamek will push him closer to Joshua in 2019.
Miller one of two names constantly mentioned in the same breath to be in the opposite corner to Joshua next year. The other being Matchroom stablemate Dillian Whyte.
As Joshua visited the United States to be part of the DAZN announcement with Matchroom boss Eddie Hearn, Miller wasted no time in making his presence felt.
At the time, Miller explained his actions.
“I walked up on him, and whispered behind him: ‘you’re a punk, let’s make it happen.’
“I’m not Dominic Breazeale, man. I want it. I would whoop him at Wembley.
“Listen Britain – you’ve seen fake models. You’ll see the real model, the people’s champ, not the one-time English champ. The world champ – that’s me.”
Miller received his very own (and the first ever) DAZN calzone, inspired by his comical jab during August’s announcement press conference and serving as his own personal contribution towards clearing up the mystery around DAZN’s pronunciation (da-zone, like calzone).
Never a dull moment, here’s a look at some of Miller’s standout career victories so far:
AUG 2016 – Fred Kassi
Miller began to make a name for himself with his outspoken nature prior to the Kassi fight and backed it up in the ring by stopping Kassi between the third and fourth rounds.
Proving too strong for Kassi, Miller used a 60-pound weight advantage to good effect.
JULY 2017 – Gerald Washington
Fighting at the Barclays Center for the first time, Miller gave the home crowd something to cheer by taking out Washington after eight.
Once again, an opponent was stopped on his stool as Miller’s sheer brute force made all the difference.
NOVEMBER 2017 – Mariusz Wach
Fighting with a least weight advantage of 17 pounds through his career, Miller broke down the giant pole before taking him out in the ninth.
It was yet another indication that Miller was ready for the big leagues.
APRIL 2018 – Johann Duhaupas
Facing the man who gave Deontay Wilder trouble in a WBC title clash, Miller heard the final bell for just the third time during his career. Miller got the job done on points and moved on to his forthcoming clash with Adamek.
Full Name: Jarrell King Miller
Height 6ft 4ins
Record: 21-1, 18 KO’s
KO Ratio: 82%
Nickname: Big Baby
Born: New York, USA
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