Could Jarrell Miller Be The Man to Shake Up the Heavyweight Division?

C Johnson

Chris lives in U.S.A. He loves attending shows and chatting to boxing stars and sharing his opinion. He likes to write about UK and USA boxing news and you can read various news story’s ranging from interviews to opinion pieces.

KO Boxing Forum

In America, there are some things that people just love and the heavyweight division has always been a glamour division in the States. At the moment, WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder, from Alabama, is seeing a huge growth in popularity after becoming WBC champion and defending his title the past three years.

Wilder is presently locked in a heated online debate with IBF/WBA/WBO champion Anthony Joshua about a mega-fight and if it happens, it possibly is the biggest in the sport. But there are more fighters in the US making noise, who would one day love to have a crack at Wilder.

One of those men who stands out is undefeated, brash, Brooklyn heavyweight Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller. Miller (20-0-1, 18 KO’s) is a talkative guy and somebody who never backed down from a challenge or some beef online. Miller stands at 6’4” with a 78” reach, so he definitely fits in well in today’s era of heavyweights.

See Also

On April 28, we will see Miller return to the ring, when he faces off with 37-year old Frenchman Johann Duhaupas (37-4, 24 KO’s) on HBO from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. It’s not exactly the fight people were clamoring for, as Duhaupas has been stopped in the past few years by Wilder and Alexander Povetkin, yet, he is a credible name with experience.

More than anything, this could be an audition for Miller to land a shot vs. Joshua. Just this past weekend, Joshua successfully defended the IBF/WBA titles and collected the WBO bauble by defeating former champion Joseph Parker over 12 uneventful rounds in Cardiff, Wales. The fight may not have delivered in terms of excitement, yet a win is a win and Joshua’s stock still rises.

Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn had been quoted earlier saying that he could possibly be looking at Joshua making his American debut this year in New York against Miller. That is a fight that would absolutely sell itself, as Miller has never been one to shy away from hyping things up. Joshua is a bit more modest with his approach, yet still doesn’t shy away from a duel.

Curious what Miller had to say in the wake of Joshua’s somewhat lackluster win over Parker? After the bout, Miller took

“So you know this whole AJ fight?” Miller said in a video that has over 22,000 views. “Joseph Parker, I thought you won the fight brother. I thought you did your thing. I had it 8 rounds 4. But I did predict if it went to decision, they wasn’t going to give that you man.”

Now Miller is interested whether Hearn will really try to make the fight him him and Joshua.

“Let’s see if you are going to bring him to New York so I can bust that behind,” said Miller. “Summertime. Let’s see if he makes it happen. Anthony ‘G-String Joshua’ vs. ‘Big Baby’ in Brooklyn.”

In today’s heavyweight landscape, it’s a fight worth seeing.

Read more articles about:



Shakur Stevenson wants first crack at Jamel Herring ahead of…

Shakur Stevenson wants first crack at Jamel Herring ahead of Carl Frampton

Undefeated southpaw Shakur Stevenson 14-0 (8) says he won’t be stepping aside to allow WBO super featherweight champion Jamel Herring 22-2 (10) to face Carl Frampton 28-2 (16). The 23-year-old from Newark, New Jersey was installed as the WBO numbe…

Danny Roman demands world title shot against Luis Nery

Danny Roman demands world title shot against Luis Nery

Former unified super bantamweight champion Danny ‘The Baby-Faced Assassin’ Roman 28-3-1 (10) wants a crack at newly crowned WBC 122-pound champion Luis ‘Pantera’ Nery 31-0 (24) following his win over Juan Carlos Payano 21-4 (9) last weekend. Roman…

Dereck Chisora warns Oleksandr Usyk: "I'm stronger, crazier and I…

Dereck Chisora warns Oleksandr Usyk:

Dereck Chisora 32-9 (23) has issued a warning to Oleksandr Usyk 17-0 (13) ahead of their clash on October 31, saying "I'm stronger, crazier and I want it more". The 36-year-old veteran heavyweight is planning to end the unbeaten run of the former …

Manny Pacquiao short-priced favourite to defeat Conor McGregor in boxing…

Manny Pacquiao short-priced favourite to defeat Conor McGregor in boxing bout

Manny Pacquiao has been installed as a short-priced favourite to defeat former UFC star Conor McGregor in their mooted boxing bout. BetOnline is offering odds of -1200 (1/12) on Pacquiao, while McGregor backers can get +700 (7/1). WBA welterwei…

Anthony Joshua set to spar Joe Joyce to prepare for…

Anthony Joshua set to spar Joe Joyce to prepare for Kubrat Pulev fight

Unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua 23-1 (21) has drafted in Joe ‘Juggernaut’ Joyce 11-0 (10) as a sparring partner to help him prepare for his upcoming title defence against Kubrat ‘The Cobra’ Pulev 28-1 (14) at the O2 Arena in London on Dec…

Lee Selby slated to face George Kambosos on Dereck Chisora…

Lee Selby slated to face George Kambosos on Dereck Chisora vs Oleksandr Usyk card on Oct 31

Former IBF featherweight champion ‘Lightning’ Lee Selby 28-2 (9) will meet George ‘Ferocious’ Kambosos 18-0 (10) in a lightweight world title eliminator on the undercard of the heavyweight clash between Dereck Chisora 32-9 (23) and Oleksandr Usyk 17-…


Welcome to Ringnews24; read the latest boxing news from around the world.

The site is run by boxing fans James Tonks and Lee Daley.

If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free toEmail Us

Write for Ringnews24