Promoter Dmitry Salita will speak to Boxxer CEO Ben Shalom about a potential clash between Jarrell Miller and Dillian Whyte.
Salita represents the controversial American heavyweight who beat Ariel Esteban Bracamonte by unanimous decision in Argentina on June 23. The victory signalled his return after four years away from boxing having been banned from the sport for PED offences.
This week Salita is in the UK with Claressa Shields to promote her September 10 Undisputed Middleweight Title showdown against Savannah Marshall on Sky Sports. The fight was officially announced yesterday at a launch press conference with Shalom having played a part in getting the fight across the line.
Speaking to Lord Ping, Salita said:
“Dillian, as I understand it, is not tied to a network. He has a history of great fights on Sky Sports.”
“I’m over in the UK right now and it’s something I’ll drop into conversation with Ben Shalom.”
“Dillian has a history of huge fights on Sky and Jarrell Miller will make another great dance partner.”
It has been over two months since Whyte lost his first world title shot. ‘The Bodysnatcher’ was knocked out in the sixth round by WBC Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury at Wembley Stadium to cement Fury’s place at the top of the division. Miller had been in camp working with ‘The Gypsy King’ and would be willing to take on Whyte in Britain. Salita says a fight between his charge and Whyte would be quite a spectacle.
“I believe Jarrell Miller versus Dillian Whyte has the potential to be one of the most explosive fights in the heavyweight division.”
“The personalities, the styles – Jarrell will come to fight, he’ll come to seek and destroy and put on a show for the fans. And then there’s the crossroads nature of this fight that makes it a really interesting tussle.”
“Their blend of characters would create a huge spectacle and the winner would be in line for a world title shot – the build-up alone would be box office.”
“Jarrell’s ready to follow in Tyson’s footsteps and KO Whyte – but he has to be at his very best. ”
“Whyte is a world class fighter who has shown incredible ability to come back on top after defeats. But Jarrell at his best is one of the leading heavyweights in the world.”
“I am confident that at his best he has the ability to not only beat Whyte but stop him.”