Looking Like Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller Could Fight For WBA Crown Nov. 17



Looking Like Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller Could Fight For WBA Crown Nov. 17

Jarrell Miller just fought, taking out proud Pole Tomasz Adamek on October 16.

The mammoth Brooklyner will be gloving up again on Nov. 17, it's looking like.

His promoter, Dmitriy Salita, told us that Miller will be contending for a WBA heavyweight crown, it feels like, “but we don't have it locked in yet.”

Fres Oquendo was to meet Manuel Charr for that title, but Charr tested PED positive. So will we see Miller against the Chicagoan Oquendo in Atlantic City, which is the site reported by ESPN’s Dan Rafael?

“Possibly,” said Salita.

The WBA has Trevor Bryan, promoted by Don King, ranked at No.1. Maybe he’s in the mix, too? Oquendo, for the record is No. 3, while Miller holds the No. 2 slot.

Salita said it’s nothing but good for Miller, who looked sharp at 317 pounds in pounding down the Pole.. be back on the attack so quickly.

“Bryan is No. 1 because he is the interim champion but Jarrell is the mandatory for the heavyweight title as a result of his April win (over Johann Duhaupas). Jarrell has been the most active world class heavyweight in the world,” Salita said.  “He’s getting better with each fight! Jarrell has fought on my shows since his second pro fight, it’s very special to me on many levels that he will be fighting for a world title and following in the footsteps of Mike Tyson and Riddick Bowe!”

The Miller fight will be on a show to stream on DAZN streaming service.

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