Jarrell Miller Could Pass Up Joshua Offer
Jarrell Miller has been given an offer to be Anthony Joshua’s next opponent, with the unified heavyweight champion looking to debut in the United States this June.
An offer has been made by Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn to Greg Cohen and Dmitriy Salita, who help manage Miller’s career for a fight this June at Madison Square Garden.
“Dmitry and I are working on the Joshua fight for Jarrell,” Greg Cohen confirmed to BoxingScene.com. “We still have a long way to go and maybe it happens, maybe it doesn’t.”
The laissez-faire approach stems from other business being entertained by Miller and his handlers. The unbeaten 30-year old is part of a four-man heavyweight tournament ordered by the World Boxing Association (WBA)—whose “Super” version of the heavyweight title Joshua currently owns, but whose remaining slew of belts requires consolidation.
Miller’s part in such a tournament calls for a showdown with fellow unbeaten heavyweight and current interim titlist Trevor Bryan (20-0, 14KOs). The winner of such a bout would go on to face whomever prevails in the oft-postponed WBA “Regular” title fight between Manuel Charr (31-4, 17KOs) and Fres Oquendo (37-8, 24KOs).
“We are focusing our efforts on the WBA mandated World title fight versus Trevor Bryan,” Cohen told Boxing Scene in regards to a four man tournament featuring Bryan, Fres Oquendo, and current WBA “super” heavyweight champion Manuel Charr, with the winner walking away with the title. “The purse bid is scheduled for February 13th and we plan on winning the bid.”
Initial Report: Boxing Scene