Jarrell Miller says it’s high time he got his shot at a version of the world heavyweight title and he is hoping his next fight will prove to be a final eliminator for one of the big belts. Talking with Sky Sports, the unbeaten puncher known as “Big Baby” says he will next fight Trevor Bryan, most likely in April, and that the fight could be a WBA and IBF eliminator.
“It’s looking like the end of April. I’m going to knock his block off,” Miller, 19-0-1(17) said. “I think I deserve it now to tell you the truth, compared with this guys who AJ has fought, who Deontay has fought for their title shot, who Joseph Parker fought for their title shot. I feel like I deserve it after this fight, after I put Trevor Bryan to sleep, so that’s how it is. Yes, it’s a WBA [eliminator] and it’s also for the IBF as well. Like I said before, if the WBA give me a mandatory shot I’ll take it, if the IBF give me a mandatory shot I’ll take it. It depends on what number is bigger, and it depends on where I’m going to fight. They all could be one of the factors.”
Miller’s ideal fight, so he says, is one with Anthony Joshua, and with it the opportunity to “break his face on American TV,” but the 29 year old is hungry for a shot at any of the champions. Fans, meanwhile, are anxious to see how good Miller really is; if he’s the real deal or not. What might the fight with Bryan tell us about Miller?
Bryan, 28, has a good-looking 18-0(12) pro record and he also hails from New York. Bryan’s biggest pro win is probably his August 2015 UD win over Derric Rossy, while the 6’4” contender has actually sparred with Miller quite a bit. With the heavyweights, anything can happen, but Miller will enter this fight as a pretty hefty favourite to win.
Has “Big Baby” earned himself a world title shot? Can the Brooklyn warrior, who has been compared to the great Riddick Bowe by some, win a major belt should he get the opportunity later this year?