American heavyweight Jarrell Miller clinically dispatched of Bogdan Dinu inside four rounds last night, to extend his record to 23-0 with 1 draw.
Dinu started the bout in positive fashion with movement and combinations, arguably stealing the opening round as Brooklyn’s ‘Big Baby’ rampaged forward with aggressive intent, seemingly indifferent to the undefeated Romanian’s punching power.
Miller showcased decent hand speed coupled with a relentless engine as he gradually upped the tempo, something with ultimately paid dividends in the fourth round when he dropped Dinu with a heavy combination.
Although he bravely answered the count, Dinu was subsequently pummelled into submission by a jubilant Miller, who took the opportunity to issue post-fight challenges to Dereck Chisora and Dillian Whyte, among others.
Ultimately, fans at the Kansas Star Casino in the Mulvane suburb of Wichita were treated to an all-round entertaining card – featuring two local attractions – although not one entirely devoid of controversy following Luis Arias’ contentious majority draw with Gabriel Rosado, who according to most was the deserved winner.
Also, after a languid opening round, former WBA lightweight champion Brandon Rios stopped Ramon Alvarez in the ninth, bullying and brutalising the Guadalajara native with unrelenting pressure and barrages of blows against the ropes.
The bout marked Bam-Bam’s return the ring following his devastating February defeat to Danny Garcia, and also his first under the Matchroom banner after a proposed fight with Sam Eggington fell through; something which would have purportedly taking place at Wembley Stadium on the Joshua-Povetkin undercard.
Hometown prospect Nico Hernandez extended his record to 9-0 as WBA and IBF middleweight champion Claressa Shields comprehensively outpointed Hannah Rankin to add the vacant WBC title to her ever-growing collection of belts.
Flint’s T-Rex now appears destined for a undisputed unification showdown with similarly undefeated WBO counterpart Christina Hammer early next year, after their original scheduled date was postponed following an injury sustained by the latter.
Article by: Navi Singh
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