Jarrell Miller suffered his first defeat at the hands of a valiant Daniel Dubois this weekend.
Miller had predicted he would end the contest n the sixth round, but as Dubois kept hitting and moving, his gas tank began to fail him.
By the tenth, his 333lbs bulk was plodding around the ring without regard for the shots coming his way. There was little power in his punches, and the Brit put his foot down and connected with a barrage of unanswered shots to force the referee to step in and call it off.
Following a brash attitude in the build-up, Miller paid respect to Dubois in the ring post-fight, and did so again on social media later.
“I didn’t quit like no bitch. Inactivity was the killer tonight. Real warriors don’t quit – rest and back to work. Congrats to my lil bro Daniel Dubois the shrimp. Came with it tonight and [earned] my respect. God is good all the time.”
At 35-years-old, where he goes next is anybody’s guess. It certainly won’t be the big fight he was angling for, and it’s hard to imagine many up and comers jumping at the chance to be put through the test Dubois was.
Still, the Brooklynite, despite his past controversies, can sell a fight. It won’t be a surprise to see him back soon, even despite some calls to hang up the gloves.
As for Dubois, the win rejuvenates a career on the ropes following a second career loss. Any questions about his grit, heart or willingness to step into the fire were well and truly answered in Riyadh.