Daniel Dubois and Jarrell Miller are set to face off in perhaps the most intriguing fight of the night this weekend in Saudi Arabia.
Despite higher stakes involved in Anthony Joshua’s battle with Otto Wallin or Deontay Wilder’s test versusJoseph Parker, Dubois-Miller offers fans intrigue and a sense of the unknown.
‘Big Baby’ Miller was somewhat of a rising force on the heavyweight scene back in 2019 before he tested positive in various anti-doping tests and eventually saw himself banned for two years.
Unlike Dubois, he enters the ring with an undefeated record. The Brit has lost twice now at the age of 26, once to Joe Joyce and once to unified champion Oleksandr Usyk.
Both were stoppages, and there are questions surrounding his will and heart in the ring. Still, these losses were in with men who eclipse anyone on Miller’s record.
It’s that experience that former super-middleweight world champion Carl Froch believes will be the difference. Speaking on TNT Sports, the now Hall of Fame fighter backed the Brit.
“I like to think Dubois. 26-years-old, young, fresh, hungry. He’s mixed it with better opposition. He’s got the experience. He’s been in there with Joe Joyce, which was a tough night’s work. He’s also lost to Usyk, but he would’ve taken a lot of experience against world-class, elite opposition there.
Miller’s fought no-one. He looks big and slow, and I think Dubois will just manage him and get the win hopefully.”
Whilst 35-year-old Miller will see it as a must-win, there’s more jeopardy for Dubois.
Back-to-back losses at his age in the division won’t bode well for his next match-ups, and he’s clear on wanting to challenge for a world title again soon.