28-year-old Brooklyn based heavyweight Jarrell Miller 18-0-1 (16ko’s) has been making some noise now on social media and trying to get himself noticed in a division with some extremely huge names, powered and backed by some major promotional companies.
Miller has been known to have troubles with promoters as he doesn’t agree to the way things are done, and doesn’t want to get underpaid for fighting. Much like the Eubank family, expect Miller is relatively unheard of.
He has been chasing a big fight for quite some time now but the level of opposition he has fought has not been that of a man who is trying to break into the ranks of championship status. His only reasonable victory is against Fred Kassi, a durable enough gatekeeper for the division.
He was however recently approached by Luis Ortiz’ promoter Eddie Hearn of Matchroom sports when he was over in America to watch the Badou Jack v James DeGale fight. Hearn was in talks with Stephen Espinoza, one of the main guys at Showtime sports, the broadcaster that Miller is with.
Jarrell has referenced to Ortiz’ age on many occasions and how he can’t understand why everyone is scared of him. He thinks he’s slow and he will be the man to stop him, but he wont fight Ortiz unless he has a guarantee that after the fight, he will get a world title shot.
He feels like he is an extremely avoided fighter and if he was to beat Ortiz with nothing else planned afterwards, then nobody would want to fight him and he would have to queue up in a mandatory route.
He also recently criticized Deontay Wilder’s level of opponents since becoming the WBC Heavyweight champion, and says he is running scared of Miller. He also say’s “Al Haymon has interest in me, but he know’s I’m going to knock Wilder out!”
Miller is likely to be chasing Deontay Wilder or Anthony Joshua in hope of a showdown in America, but you can only imagine from his resume that he will likely to end up like a Dominic Breazeale or Eric Molina.