EDDIE HEARN: This big fight on November 11 is very important in the heavyweight division. Jarrell Miller is making big waves is the US right now and of course in the world rankings and Mariusz who has been, for a long time, they come together and they meet in a pivotal clash on November 11. Both guys are looking for a chance at the world title. While this is not an official eliminator for the world title, one thing is for sure, the winner, I believe, will fight for a world title and the loser will not. This is a huge for both of their careers and is part of a huge show with Danny Jacobs headlining against Luis Arias in a great fight and Cletus Seldin against Roberto Ortiz.
Earlier this week in Manhattan, Matchroom Boxing officially announced their U.S. debut with Daniel Jacobs facing off against Luis Arias in a 12-round middleweight bout and Jarrell Miller taking on Mariusz Wach in a 12-round heavyweight tilt. The event will take place Saturday, November 11 at NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York and will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK.
Daniel Jacobs will face Luis Arias on his Matchroom Boxing debut at NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York on Saturday, November 11. The middleweight clash will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.
The upcoming card set for HBO on November 11 in Uniondale, New York that will be headlined by former WBA middleweight champ Danny Jacobs returning to action against the unbeaten Luis Arias, is set to get even bigger – quite literally.
According to a piece on RingTV.com, unbeaten heavyweight contender Jarrell Miller, AKA “Big Baby,” will face fellow big man Mariusz Wach in a fight that will be the Brooklyn man’s HBO debut. One of the best talkers, and punchers, in the game in terms of the fast-rising contenders on the scene, Miller has fans interested. Is he the real deal, or is the one-time (briefly) MMA fighter more hype than substance?
Dillian Whyte, in the hunt for a shot at a world title, will face a man who has already had one, in Polish giant Mariusz Wach, who he will fight at The O2 in London on June 3. Whyte, 20-1(15) and coming off that December thriller with fellow Brit Dereck Chisora, wanted a big name for his next fight and in Wach, 33-2(17) he has found one.
British heavyweight contender Dillian Whyte, last seen going to war in an absolute thriller with fellow Brit Dereck Chisora, is aiming for a big name to fight in June. Whyte, beaten only by current IBF champ Anthony Joshua, believes he is “just a fight or two from a world title.”
The tough and skilled contender has told ESPN that his preferred choice of opponent for his June bout is twice-beaten Philly fighter Bryant Jennings, but how other former world title challengers Mariusz Wach, Artur Szpilka and Gerald Washington are also on his current hit list.
Kubrat Pulev, last seen winning the vacant European heavyweight title with a 12-round split decision over Dereck Chisora (the fight was not seen as that close in the opinion of nearly everyone apart from one official) will face Poland’s Mariusz Wach in his first defence, Novinite.com reports. The fight does not have a confirmed date yet, but is expected tp go ahead in either September or October, with the likely venue being Sofia, in Pulev’s hometown of Bulgaria.
Following an administrative investigation, the World Boxing Council (WBC) has ruled on petitions from Olanrewaju Durodola and Mariusz Wach regarding their WBC Silver Championship contests in Kazan, Russia on November 4, 2015.
Results from Russia
VISHKAN MURZABEKOV W KO 3 SOLOMON BOGERE
DMITRY BIVOL W KO 4 JACKSON JUNIOR
EDUARD TROYANOVSKY W TKO 6 CESAR RENE CUENCA
OLANREWAJU DURODOLA W TKO 2 DMITRY KUDRYASHOV
OLA AFOLABI W KO 5 RAKHIM CHAKHKIEV
DENIS LEBEDEV W TKO 8 LATEEF KAYODE
ALEXANDER POVETKIN W TKO 12 MARIUSZ WACH
By Michael Collins: In dissecting what went wrong for the huge 6’7 1/2″ Mariusz Wach (27-1, 15 KO’s) last Saturday night in his embarrassingly one-sided 12 round unanimous decision loss to IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (59-3, 50 KO’s) in Hamburg, Germany, it comes down Wach’s failure to let his hands go.
Wach had the built in power to win the fight if he had thrown some damn punches, but no. Wach fought passively by just covering up and every once in awhile throwing a wild right hand that frequently missed badly.
Wach’s mistake was that he just covered up like a sparring partner instead of taking advantage of what could be his only opportunity to ever fight for a world title. I can’t see Wach ever getting another chance at a strap unless the sanctioning bodies give him an inflated ranking off of a bunch of wins over lower level opposition.