Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Jarrell Miller Drops Decision To CroCop In GLORY 17 Main

By Jake Donovan

Jarrell Miller had lost just once between his separate pro careers as a boxer and kickboxer. That one defeat motivated the Brooklynite to walk through the doors of his old profession one last time, as he was granted an opportunity to accept a late-replacement assignment against the one fighter who beated him.

For the second time in as many tries, Mirko 'CroCop' Filipovic was able to hang a loss on Miller, scoring a three-round decision Saturday evening in the main event of GLORY 17 in Los Angeles, California. 

Scores were 30-27 and 29-28 (twice) in the heavyweight affair, which aired live on SPIKE TV.

Miller was perfectly content with leaving kickboxing in the rearview mirror when signing with Dmitry Salita's Star of David Boxing promotional company earlier this year. His last fight in that other world was a controversial decision loss to Flilpovic last March in Croatia, suffering his first loss after having won 21 straight as a kickboxer and his first fights as a pro boxer by that point.

An opportunity arose for a rematch when Filipovic's original opponent, Sergey Kharitonov withdrew due to injury. Miller was coming off of a 2nd round knockout this past May in Brooklyn - his debut with Salita's company - and believed he was still in well enough fighting shape to agree to fill in on short notice, with the condition that his appearance in GLORY 17 was a one-time return to kickboxing. 

The heavyweight held his own over the course of the three-round affair, though perhaps in part to the 40 lb. weight advantage he enjoyed. Miller came in at a career heaviest 272 lb., but carried it well (even if fleshy) as he was relatively light on his feet against the smaller and quicker Filipovic. 

Timing was an issue for the full-time boxer, as Filipovic landed telling kicks in each of the three rounds. Miller was able to land in succession, but his body work was disrupted by Filipovic's constant flopping, insisting the kicks were low and apparently selling it well as the referee granted a time-out in rounds two and three. 

By fight's close, Miller believed his workrate was enough to have gained revenge. The judges disagreed, scoring in favor of Filipovic, giving the mixed martial arts legend his first victory in the GLORY circuit. 

Miller is now 21-2 (9KO), in his last ever appearance as a kickboxer. The heavyweight prospect plans to return to boxing full-time, where he currenty sports a record of 9-0-1 (9KO). 

Jake Donovan is the Managing Editor of Boxingscene.com, as well as the Records Keeper for the Transnational Boxing Ratings Board and a member of Boxing Writers Association of America.  Twitter: @JakeNDaBox

Tags: Dmitriy Salita image   boxing image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by JakeNDaBox on 06-22-2014

[QUOTE=Lebanon;14685348]BoxingScene should cover the main PPV event too, Mirko vs Miller was the main event on the free undercard fight. Some GIFs: Schilling KO Marcus [IMG]http://cdn.fansided.com/gif/Joe_Schilling_vs._Simon_Marcus.gif[/IMG] Ristie KO Hollenbeck [IMG]http://cdn.fansided.com/gif/Andy_Ristie_vs.__Ky_Hollenbeck.gif[/IMG] BArrett KO Bogdan (kind of embarrassing) [IMG]http://cdn.fansided.com/gif/Wayne_Barrett_vs._Bogdan_Stoica.gif[/IMG] More gifs: [url]http://fansided.com/2014/06/21/glory-last-man-standing-results-gifs-highlights/#!11HbD[/url][/QUOTE]…

Comment by Clegg on 06-22-2014

[QUOTE=Lebanon;14685348] BArrett KO Bogdan (kind of embarrassing) [IMG]http://cdn.fansided.com/gif/Wayne_Barrett_vs._Bogdan_Stoica.gif[/IMG] [/QUOTE] Jumping face first at someone with your hands down :lol1: :nonono:

Comment by Fr3$h on 06-22-2014

BoxingScene should cover the main PPV event too, Mirko vs Miller was the main event on the free undercard fight. Some GIFs: Schilling KO Marcus [IMG]http://cdn.fansided.com/gif/Joe_Schilling_vs._Simon_Marcus.gif[/IMG] Ristie KO Hollenbeck [IMG]http://cdn.fansided.com/gif/Andy_Ristie_vs.__Ky_Hollenbeck.gif[/IMG] BArrett KO Bogdan (kind of embarrassing) [IMG]http://cdn.fansided.com/gif/Wayne_Barrett_vs._Bogdan_Stoica.gif[/IMG] More gifs: [url]http://fansided.com/2014/06/21/glory-last-man-standing-results-gifs-highlights/#!11HbD[/url]

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (3)
Top Headlines Photos: Billy Joe Saunders, David Lemieux - Tense Face To Face Terry Flanagan: Jorge Linares Deal 'All But Done' Nico Hernandez Back on December 2 at Hartman Arena Amir Khan: I Have Something Mayweather Has Not Faced - Speed! Berchelt With Right Hand Issue, Pulled From Salido Fight Callum Johnson Out Of Buglioni Clash, Replaced By Craig Richards Arum Plans Big Year For Murata - Eyes Golovkin, Canelo as Foes Hasim Rahman Jr. Slated to Fight Nov. 4th after Durham Fiasco Saunders Tells David Lemieux: "I'll Put You Out Like A Candle!" Leo Santa Cruz, Abner Mares Ordered To Reach Deal By Nov. 6 Dillian Whyte: Takam is Too Small, Easy Fight For Anthony Joshua Julian Williams vs. Ishe Smith Set For November 18 in Las Vegas Jeff Horn's Promoter Nearly Fell Asleep Watching 'Boring' Skeete Anthony Yigit vs. Joe Hughes For Euro Belt on December 2 Kal Yafai Aims To Make Statement, Land on Next Superfly Card Weekend Review: Murata, Machado, Gassiev, Burnett, More Stiverne: Wilder is Scared of Me, I Ate His Punches Like Breakfast! Sanchez: Canelo Facing GGG’s Leftovers Would Be Sad For Boxing Hearn on Burnett's Options: Butler, Tete, McDonnell-Solis Winner Lucian Bute Mulling Over Decision - Ring Return or Retirement Corcoran: Pacquiao Did Not Do Enough, Horn Deserved To Win Helenius: I'll Knock Dillian Whyte Out, He Will Never Reach Wilder! Pacquiao Has Bad News - Horn Rematch Secured By Brisbane Photos: Jeff Horn, Gary Corcoran - Go Face To Face in Brisbane Adonis Stevenson-Eleider Alvarez May Land on January 26 or 27 Povetkin vs. Hammer Close To Done, To Be WBO Eliminator? Murat Gassiev May Be Abel Sanchez's Latest Masterpiece Team Horn Warn Thurman: Shut Mouth or Suffer Pacquiao's Fate! Dmitry Bivol Salivates Over Expected Gassiev vs. Dorticos Clash CompuBox: Fox Landed '52' Punches in 12 Rounds With Andrade Stiverne: I Guarantee That I'll Beat Deontay Wilder in Rematch! CompuBox: Murata Lands a Big 56.5% of Power Shots on N'Dam Felix Verdejo Ring Return Targeted For January, Says Manager Promoter: I Want To Match Andrade Against Elite at 160 - ASAP! Schaefer: If U.S. Networks Aren't Interested in WBSS, So Be It Dorticos: All Gassiev Did Was Beat 'Old' Opponent in Wlodarczyk Photos: Ryota Murata Gets Revenge, Stops Hassan N'Dam Denis Lebedev: I Think Yunier Dorticos Will Beat Murat Gassiev Maliek, Mikhail and Michael Jr. Montgomery Get KO Wins Juho Haapoja Loses EU Title, Announces His Retirement
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement