Jarrell Miller has predicted what he thinks will happen when Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk finally come to blows in their undisputed match in the early part of next year.
This long-awaited fight is the best that can be made in the division. It will see two unbeaten belt holders come together in Saudi Arabia – Usyk holds the WBA, WBO and IBF titles having also been undisputed in the cruiserweight division, while Fury is the WBC and lineal champion.
Fury’s last outing against boxing novice Francis Ngannou rather put the breaks on some people’s views of Fury’s chances. He was taken the full 10-round distance and even knocked down in the third round by a man very few people gave any realistic chance of getting close to The Gypsy King.
In light of that, American heavyweight Miller has given his views on how Fury will fair in his next fight with Usyk.
Speaking to SecondsOut, Miller was asked if the Ngannou showing against Fury changed his view of the Brit’s chances against Usyk.
“Maybe a little bit. I heard from Tyson he trained really hard for the fight. It was his first time fighting in Saudi and I know from fighting Lucas Brown in Saudi that the time difference can make a difference.
I think he still beats Usyk, he’s the bigger guy, and he has that mean side in him that I haven’t seen in Usyk yet. I’m still pulling for Tyson in that fight then hopefully I can knock my boy out.”
Miller himself is a controversial figure who was famously set to face Anthony Joshua in New York before failing several drug tests. Since then he has beaten the likes of Derek Cardenas and Lucas Browne on the comeback trail.
He is now back in action once more and will face Daniel Dubois on a mega card in Saudi Arabia on December 23, and has already reignited his feud with Joshua in the build up.