World Boxing News understands Jarrell Miller will no longer feature on Friday’s DAZN event due to problems securing an opponent.
Several offers were made to ranked contenders for the American at too short notice, WBN has been able to learn.
Miller (📸 Ed Mulholland) stands on the verge of a potential world title shot at Anthony Joshua. ‘Big Baby’ would have certainly benefited from an outing should the call eventually come.
Joshua has two solid options for his next bout. With Miller a United States alternative to facing Dillian Whyte at Wembley Stadium on April 13.
The final decision lies with Joshua as promoter Eddie Hearn makes a last-ditch attempt to secure Tyson Fury for the London super-fight.
Hearn had originally set a deadline of December 1st to nail down a challenger for Joshua. Although problems landing Deontay Wilder and Fury have caused a headache.
Whyte was the back-up. But ‘The Bodysnatcher’ revealed the offer made recently was way too low.
AJ’s old foe remains the favorite as Fury also received what Frank Warren described as a ‘derisory’ bid.
Lou DiBella’s DiBella Entertainment and Matchroom Boxing’s Eddie Hearn present Amanda Serrano v Eva Voraberger on a three World title fight bill this Friday. The bill is topped by Demetrius Andrade’s first defense of his WBO World Middleweight title against Russian Artur Akavov.
Irishman TJ Doheny’s maiden defense of his IBF World Super-Bantamweight title against Japan’s Ryohei Takahashi.
Former World Lightweight ruler Jorge Linares continues his comeback trail on the card when he meets Pablo Cesar Cano.
Linares’ (45-4 28KOs) reign as WBA and Ring Magazine champion was ended in an epic clash with pound-for-pound star Vasily Lomachenko at Madison Square Garden in May. He felled the Ukrainian star in the sixth before being stopped four rounds later.
Linares returned to winning ways in September with a third round stoppage win over Abner Cotto in September in California. He starts 2019 with his 50th pro fight against Cano (31-7-1 21KOs).
The Mexican former World title challenger landed the WBC International Silver strap in his last outing in September.
Long Island favorite and former World ruler Chris Algieri (22-3 8KOs) steps up his pursuit of regaining his World champion status at Super-Lightweight. He faces fellow New Yorker Danny Gonzalez (17-1-1 7KOs).
While one of Matchroom Boxing USA’s rising stars tastes his first action in 2019 on the card as Reshat Mati (2-0 1KO) returns to the scene of his last outing in October where the ‘Albanian Bear’ went the four-round distance in his second fight.