Jarrell Miller Makes Unimpressive Return in Victory Over Ariel Bracamonte
Controversy-smeared heavyweight Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller (24-0-1, 20 KO’s) has staged a successful foray back into the sport. He accomplished this by outpointing the radically uncompetitive Ariel Bracamonte by unanimous decision in the WBA’s KO Drug Festival. It was Miller’s first match in nearly four years. During the extremely uneventful bout, Big Baby looked like he hadn’t done anything but watch Sports Center and eat Hot Pockets since his last assignment.
Once known for his high volume, blazing hand speed and nimble footwork, all of these traits were glaringly absent. Instead Miller was a plodding behemoth who threw mainly one punch at a time. He entered the dustup weighing 341-pounds, which is 24-pounds more than his previous high weight. Naturally many will attribute the soggy performance and physique to his time away. There will also be those that say this is what Big Baby looks like off the juice. This is due to Miller having been flagged for using PED’s in relation to three separate fights.
In fact, this spectacle against Bracamonte is just the first step in an extremely long proposed journey toward working himself back into title contention. Given his current reputation in the sport, combined with the dismal product he just presented, Miller certainly does have his work cut out for himself. At the moment, Miller is not ranked high enough with any sanctioning body to even make it worth mentioning. Yet, even if he was, he is not in the proper shape to compete with any of the top fighters, anyway. So, let’s sit back and see what will be the next move in the largely tarnished career of Jarrell Miller.
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By: Bakari Simpson