Jarrell Miller returns to big time heavyweight boxing this month after a controversial few years in the sport.
The brash boxer from Brooklyn failed doping tests in the lead-up to his breakout fight with Anthony Joshua back in 2019, and would subsequently serve a two-year ban after another offence.
Following three low-level wins, Miller has found himself on a mega card in Saudi Arabia that also features both Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder in tough bouts of their own.
Daniel Dubois is the man for Miller, though. The young Brit is coming off the second loss of his career, this time in his first attempt at a world title against Oleksandr Usyk.
Miller told Boxing Social it was good for him that Dubois accepted, but not the other way around.
“I’m glad he took the fight, but he’s a dummy for taking the fight cause I’m gonna kick his ass.”
Once the Ukrainian had recovered, he would comfortably take over the action and stop a reluctant Dubois in the ninth. Miller says it was quitting.
“He started off good, but it’s not how you start it’s how you finish. We’ve seen that in Daniel Dubois he has a lot of quit in him. When things don’t go his way in the beginning, he kind of fades out.
He landed a good body shot and before that it was going back and forth evenly between him and Usyk. But after the body shot wasn’t counted, it was like his mentality just deflated after that.”
The pair will trade blows on December 23, with Miller likely looking to drag Dubois into deep waters whilst the 26-year-old will look to utilise his formidable power.