Jarrell Miller: The Heir to the Throne
By Xavier Porter – www.brooklynfights.com
August 11, 2017
Brooklyn, N.Y. – “Never judge a book by its cover. I’m a fighter! I like to fight! It’s who I am.” – Jarrell Miller
Boxing in New York City is thriving once again. With Premier Boxing Champions, Showtime Boxing, Brooklyn’s Barclays Center (BSE), DiBella Entertainment, and Mayweather Promotions leading the charge, while producing fan-desired matchup, the sport of boxing is at an all-time high.
With the recent retirement of one of the best heavyweight champions in boxing’s history (Wladimir Klitschko – 64-5, 53 KOs – former WBA Super, WBO, IBF, IBO, RING Heavyweight Champion), the “BIG MEN” of boxing are poised to take over the sport. With his recent eight-round destruction of heavyweight title contender Gerald Washington (18-2-1, 12 KOs), Brooklyn’s Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller has shifted and woken up the division.
The WBO-NABO Heavyweight Champion has risen amongst the ranks in the heavyweight division. He is now ranked at number (4) in the United States and number (11) in the world. With a record of (19-0-1, 17 KOs), Miller is focused and determined on becoming the next heavyweight world champion from the city of Brooklyn, a feat and accomplishment only to be shared with former heavyweight champions from Brooklyn (Mike Tyson, Riddick Bowe, and Shannon Briggs).
At 6’4, weighing in anywhere between 270lb-300lb for his fights, Miller is on the cusp of becoming the next Heavyweight Champion from Brooklyn, while also changing the landscape of what fight fans, and the media, are accustomed in seeing from a heavyweight boxer.
“I’m a fighter! I like to fight! It’s a part of who I am,” Miller stated after his TKO stoppage of Washington.
“I wanted to prove to the media and the fans that I’m serious about boxing. I had an eleven-month layoff but this fight motivated me to get in shape and get right. I knew going into this fight that it wouldn’t be easy. My punch output picks up when I fight. You see what the big boys can do: it’s not about look. Although he (Washington) looked in shape, I was in better condition than he was. No matter what he hit me with I knew that needed to prove myself to Brooklyn, to my people, and to the fans, and to my son.”
“I’ve learned from when I was young that you never judge a book by its cover. That’s why I tell the media that you guys must tell the right story. This isn’t the old days of Muhammad Ali and Joe Louis fighting. The heavyweights fighting today are big and huge.”
Current heavyweight champions Anthony Joshua (19-0, 19 KOs – WBA Super, IBF, IBO Heavyweight Champion – ranked number one in the world) and Deontay Wilder (38-0, 37 KOs – WBC Heavyweight Champion – ranked number three in the world) have already solidified their place as the men to beat in their division.
Miller, who recently opened his own promotional company, is looking to get back into the ring soon.
“Nothing is guaranteed yet but I’m looking at a possible fight on November 4th, at the Barclays center, on the Deontay Wilder undercard, possibly being featured as the co-main event.”
“It’s all about improvement. This is the fight game. I am a fighter and everyone thinks because I was a kick-boxer that I couldn’t box. I’ve proved that I can box and I’ll be ready for my next challenge.”
Dimitry Salita – Salita Promotions (Co-Promoter):
“Barclays Center and Brooklyn Boxing have done a great job with bringing boxing here. With former champions from Brooklyn such as Mike Tyson and Riddick Bowe, we now have Jarrell Miller. He grew up on boxing. He talks it and he lives it. He is the face of Brooklyn Boxing for the Heavyweight division. He is the heir to the throne. The heavyweight championship needs to be in Brooklyn and Jarrell is going to bring it back.”
For Miller, the next opponent he faces will take him one step closer of fighting for the prize, with the ultimate glory of becoming the next Heavyweight World Champion from Brooklyn.
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