Miller Doesn’t Mind Fighting Dillian Whyte
Unlike Deontay Wilder, Jarrell Miller has no problem fighting Dillian Whyte next to get to his heavyweight title shot against Anthony Joshua.
The Brooklyn native would prefer facing any of the three heavyweight champions (Wilder, Joshua, or Joseph Parker, but realizes, however that he’ll have to wait his turn and is willing to earn his championship chance.
The 6-feet-4, 283-pound Miller has stopped onetime championship challengers Gerald Washington and Mariusz Wach in his last two fights, and wants to add Whyte’s name to the list.
Miller, who’s co-promoted by Dimitry Salita and Greg Cohen, also is working with Eddie Hearn, Joshua’s promoter.
Hearn said following Miller’s win against Wach that Miller is “probably one or two steps away” from fighting Joshua.
Miller said during a post-fight press conference early Sunday morning…
“The biggest fight right now is Deontay and AJ,”“We already know that. Respectfully, OK, cool. They should fight. OK, fine. The next fight on the table for me that makes any sense for me would be Dillian Whyte. If Joseph Parker wants to make his [live HBO debut], Joseph Parker. Those two would be fights, realistically, that would make sense for me at this point. Who are they really fighting? Joseph Parker fought Hughie Fury, who I know didn’t deserve a title shot. But, you know, his promoter knows who’s who and got him a title shot.”
Whyte was made the No. 1 contender for Wilder’s title by the WBC last week, following Whyte defeating Robert Helenius by unanimous decision in last fight, in what some consider an uninspired effort.
Miller made it clear that Whyte is his next target.
“I think Dillian Whyte should come see me… I think that’d be a great fight. And then the winner of that get AJ or Deontay. I think that’s actually fair, even though I already fought top-10 contenders and these guys ain’t fighting nobody. But I would like that fight to happen. Get it out the way and then I get the winner of that. Or I’ll take Joseph Parker. But ain’t nobody gonna call me out right now, man. It is what it is. I know Joseph Parker. He a punk. He just came in super-sloppy against Hughie Fury. I don’t know what the hell he was doing in that fight. He should’ve stopped him, but it is what it is.”