Jarrell Miller to Face Mariusz Wach in HBO Debut November 11

By Keith Idec

Jarrell Miller will face a big challenge, at least literally, in his HBO debut.

According to a report Monday night, the trash-talking, undefeated heavyweight contender will oppose Poland’s Mariusz Wach on November 11 at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. The 10-round bout between Miller (19-0-1, 17 KOs) and the 6-feet-7 Wach will open HBO’s broadcast before a main event that will pit former WBA middleweight champion Daniel Jacobs (32-2, 29 KOs) against Luis Arias (18-0, 9 KOs) in the main event.

Jacobs has signed exclusive agreements with HBO and Eddie Hearn’s promotional company, Matchroom Boxing. The 29-year-old Miller, meanwhile, will receive his best exposure as a professional.

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The 6-feet-4, 298-pound Brooklyn native beat Gerald Washington (18-2-1, 12 KOs) by technical knockout after eight one-sided rounds in this last fight. That bout was broadcast by SHO Extreme, before a “Showtime Championship Boxing” doubleheader featuring Mikey Garcia and Adrien Broner aired on Showtime on July 29 from Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.

The 37-year-old Wach (33-2, 17 KOs) defeated Germany’s Erkan Teper (17-2, 11 KOs) by 12-round unanimous decision in his last fight, March 18 in Leipzig, Germany.

Wach has lost only to former WBA champion Alexander Povetkin (32-1, 23 KOs), who stopped him in the 12th round of their November 2015 fight in Kazan, Russia, and Wladimir Klitschko (64-5, 53 KOs), who beat Wach by unanimous decision in their November 2012 bout in Hamburg, Germany.

Wach tested positive for anabolic steroids after losing to Klitschko and was suspended for one year by the German Boxing Federation.

Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by JakeTheBoxer on 09-26-2017

Wach sux, fat boy should win this.

Comment by BigZ44 on 09-26-2017

Wach is a big, durable dude with a granite chin. This should make for a good fight. Think Big Baby wins a comfortable decision, but an upset isn't outside the realm of possibility.

Comment by LeftyLeftHook on 09-26-2017

Actually believe Big Baby could be the American Heavyweight that we need. Good chin, and more skill overall than Wilder. Weird that he would sign an exclusive with HBO as they don’t really have any Heavyweights under contract. Wilder, Joshua…

Comment by RuslanChagaev on 09-26-2017

[QUOTE=joe strong;18089568]Wach hasn't looked too good his last few fights against Nacsimento & Teper. I think Miller will give him a beat down. It may take awhile because of Miller's lack of power & Wach's good chin but I see…

Comment by joe strong on 09-26-2017

Wach hasn't looked too good his last few fights against Nacsimento & Teper. I think Miller will give him a beat down. It may take awhile because of Miller's lack of power & Wach's good chin but I see this…

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