Eddie Hearn has voiced his opinion on the upcoming clash between Daniel Dubois and Jarrell Miller – and is expecting a knockout.
‘Big Baby’ Miller is one of the most controversial characters in the heavyweight division. Back in 2019 the brash American was scheduled to fight Anthony Joshua in Madison Square Garden, but he failed a drugs test in the build up and was replaced by Andy Ruiz Jr.
Hearn, who’s promoted ‘AJ’ since his professional debut, told Fight Hub TV that there is still animosity between the two from those events five years ago.
“Joshua wants to smash him up. Don’t forget the beef that those two had in New York, then the round table which nobody has seen yet but I’m sure it will get released one day soon. There is history there.
We know why the fight didn’t happen and there are a lot of people from our side that aren’t happy with what he did. The fight has never come back round because I felt like he didn’t deserve it. But sometimes time is a good healer and if he can beat Daniel Dubois then I’m sure he’ll scream and shout in that ring and say ‘I want AJ’ and then commercially that fight becomes big. Good luck to Jarrell, I don’t have dislike or hatred towards him, I don’t like what I saw but good luck.”
Miller looks to get himself back into contention at the top of the division by beating Dubois on December 23 and Hearn can’t see the fight going the distance.
“It’s a great fight. Miller will either get stopped or he’ll stop Daniel Dubois. If he gets stopped that’s the end of Jarrell Miller, if he stops Daniel Dubois he’s right back in the mix.”
Dubois-Miller is just one fight on a stacked card in Saudi Arabia, with the likes of Deontay Wilder, Joseph Parker, Dmitry Bivol and Jai Opetaia also featuring.