Miller Looks Past Adamek, Towards AJ
Jarrell Miller wants a fight against Anthony Joshua, and has gone as far to confront Joshua face-to-face to inform the unified world heavyweight champion of his intentions.
While Miller may not be the person standing across from Joshua this April in Wembley Stadium, Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn at one time made the claim that Miller would be Joshua’s first opponent for a card in the United States.
In the mean time, Miller hopes to have his own “world” title for when he fights Joshua, as his fight against Tomasz Adamek in Chicago crowns the mandatory challenger to the WBA ‘regular’ heavyweight title.
Miller’s manager Dmitry Salita told Sky Sports: “I was at the [Joshua vs Alexander Povetkin] fight but, I’ve got to tell you, that I just don’t see Joshua beating Jarrell.
“Joshua is a great ambassador for the sport but I don’t see him beating Jarrell. Jarrell is a big man physically but what makes him unique is that he has the flexibility and athleticism of a little guy. He has the fluidity and speed of a small heavyweight but he is very big. He has tremendous skills and a high punch output.
“Can you imagine the build-up to a fight between Jarrell and Anthony Joshua?”
The WBA ‘regular’ crown was set to be defended by Manuel Charr against Fres Oquendo, but when Charr failed a drug test, the fight was cancelled and his title possibly stripped.
With a win Miller may end up facing Oquendo for the title later this year, and Salita feels like a December showdown is to be expected.
“It’s huge that Jarrell will have a chance to fight for the world title – Mike Tyson and Riddick Bowe are great champions from Brooklyn so it will be a huge day for boxing when a fighter with the skills and personality of Jarrell Miller brings a world title back to New York City.”
Quotes Via: Sky Sports