Jarrell Miller Lands High Profile Bout with Daniel Dubois
In something of a surreal full-circle moment, Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller (26-0-1, 22 KO’s) has returned to the major leagues of boxing. This came in the form of Miller sitting on stage with his next opponent, “Dynamite” Daniel Dubois (19-2, 18 KO’s), along with a gaggle of additional heavyweights. Among those in attendance were one and two-time heavyweight champions Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua.
GETTING THE BAND BACK TOGETHER
It’s a surreal moment because as far as fighters caught red-handed go, Big Baby Miller could be this boxing generation’s most infamous drug cheat. At this point, he’s been flagged three times for about as many substances as there are Wu Tang members. In his premiere violation, Miller had gotten the nod to dance with then-undefeated and unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua.
The Brooklyn native has also made several headlines trading barbs with Wilder back in 2019. This, again, is why it was such a glaring occasion to have Jarrell Miller right back in the mix of where he was when his career initially began to implode. Provided that he beats Dubois, Big Baby, will no doubt be a name tossed in the hat for any of the major players’ next potential opponent.
“Thank you, Daniel Dubois, for being the dummy to sign the contract because I’m going to beat yo ass! The proof is in the pudding. I talk that shit but I back it up, every time. So, whether it’s kick-boxing or boxing, I’m going in there and I am going to rip his head off. It’s a saying we have in New York: if you don’t like vulgar-ness, cover your ears. We smell bitch in him and once the bitch is in you, it ain’t going nowhere!”
ANOTHER RIDE ON THE ROLLERCOASTER
Depending on what version of Jarrell Miller sashays to the ring on fight night, there is a good chance that he could beat Dubois. When in his optimal form, Big Baby had a great gas tank, and utilized movement, volume and good hand speed to great effect. Since returning to the sport however, Miller has left a lot to be desired. This is due to the portly proportions that he returned sporting along with rather subdued in-ring fights.
Across the ring, Dynamite has twice tasted defeat, and both times came by knockout. The first to claim his scalp was Joe Joyce. Then in his last duel, he was stopped by unified heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk. Hopefully for Dubois, the time that he’s spent in the ring with these significant challenges has added some seasoning to his craft.
If not, and Miller comes with some gas in the motor, it could be a long night for Dubois. It’s equally plausible that Big Baby comes sloshing to the ring and stinks up the place like a three-day dead rat. That’s why they fight the fights. For the time being though, let’s see where this big fight with Jarrell Miller takes us. Without question, one way or another, this should be an interesting ride.