Hearn Says Miller-Adamek Is Not A Mismatch
Last week Matchroom Boxing made the rumored heavyweight showdown between Jarrell Miller and former world champion Tomasz Adamek official for their first DAZN card on October 6th in Chicago.
While most in boxing view the fight between Adamek as a huge mismatch, Hearn outright disagrees.
“I see it as (No. 7) in BoxRec (rankings) against No. 15 in the world.” Hearn told Steven Muehlhausen of Sporting News.
“I don’t see how you can call it a gross mismatch. I see Miller as a big favorite. I see Miller kind of treading water right now in the division while he’s waiting for Joshua to fight Povetkin and Wilder to make up his mind on what he wants to do. Dillian Whyte’s just boxed. I was going to put him on this Oct. 6 show, always.”
The reason why many believe Adamek was selected by Hearn was due to Chicago’s larger Polish population, and can actas a local draw in the area. Hearn does not deny this in the least bit.
“We are coming to a city which hosts the (second) largest Polish population,” Hearn explained.
“Tomasz Adamek is a legend of Polish sport and he’s coming off two good wins. I don’t see it as a mismatch. I see Jarrell as a huge favorite, but you’re not talking about a guy whose challenged for a world title and now works in a café.”
Initial Report: Sporting News