Daniel Dubois and Jarrell Miller feature on this weekend’s bumper Saudi Arabia boxing card in perhaps the most intriguing fight of the night.
Before Anthony Joshua takes the stage against Otto Wallin or Deontay Wilder returns against Joseph Parker, Dubois welcomes the controversial Miller back to big-time boxing following a two-year doping ban and some low-level wins.
“If [Miller] beats Daniel Dubois which I truly believe he will – I think it’s a terrible fight for him at this stage of his career – and AJ turns round and says he wants to fight Miller, I’m not going to say ‘oh I don’t like this.” AJ is the boss.”
As we close in one fight night, though, the promoter now gives Dubois more of a chance. Speaking to IFL TV, Hearn questioned Miller’s ability having not seen in him in with any top-level fighters.
Whilst he still gives the American a chance to take the fight into the later rounds and win, Hearn now says Dubois could get the knockout early in ‘a great fight.’
“What do I think’s gonna happen? I’m not really sure how good Jarrell Miller is, I’ve got to be honest with you. He’s a massive lump, and I do think he’s got a good chin. And he’s got a really good work-rate – well, he did have…
If he gets past four-to-five rounds he’ll win the fight, but he might get chinned, cause Daniel hits very hard. It’s a great fight, really good fight.”
There’s jeopardy for both men. Many feel this is the toughest test of Miller’s career and, at 35-years-old, a loss sets him back some way in his plans for fights with the likes of Anthony Joshua.
As for Dubois, back-to-back losses won’t be good, even despite his young age. He wants to use this opportunity to silence any doubters.